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Latino families gather for a cultural night of celebration

Photo of family at Latino family night

Latino families from 12 different schools in District 833 met at Crestview Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 23 for the fourth annual Latino Family Night. Around 40 families attended the event which had live music, food and activities for students. Throughout the night parents also had the opportunity to meet with their student’s teachers and principal, as well as with other staff from the District.

“We discussed a few interesting topics relating to our children’s schools. I was very happy to see that the English Learner teachers talked to us in Spanish. It was a beautiful experience,” said Marcela Martinez, parent of a second-grade student at Pine Hill Elementary School.  “I think that all Latino parents should come to this event. We got lots of important information, and I learned a few things about my son’s school that I did not know before.”

Parents received information on various topics, including student attendance, the English Learner (EL) Program, conferences, and Special Education services at the district. Families also learned more about the Community Education classes available for parents and students and the free services provided by the District including how to receive winter clothing and food packs.

District 833 Community Cultural Liaison, Tania Sprague, organized the event to help connect the District’s Latino community, celebrate their rich culture and to share information with families about their student’s school.