(Little Rock, Ark) -- Lawson Elementary hosted a Fiesta to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month on Tuesday, September 24. Highlights included three dances from Ballet Quetzalli traditional Hispanic dance organization, four piñatas filled with candy, and a taco bar provided by the ESOL Department within PCSSD. Families also enjoyed sweets from Mercado San Jose Bakery and took photos at a festive photo booth.
UCA's Latino Student Association also visited, to the delight of a few teacher alumni of the university. Families quizzed themselves on trivia and tasted dishes from various Hispanic cultures. Little ones made maraca and piñata crafts provided by Lawson PTO, and parents researched their own family heritage at the ancestor migration center.
Additionally, families interacted from representatives from several helpful local resources, including National Latino Support Center and Friendship International. Families were also provided information presented about the importance of knowing two languages helps our brains and improves the quality of life. The planning committee included teachers Clifford Abell (ESOL), Laura Marshall (Gifted and Talented), and parents Alice Hoag and Jackie Knight Brewer.