Los Altos Elementary held a Family Literacy and Loteria Night on Friday, October 27, at their school in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The event was an evening that allowed students and their families to come for a variety of activities and refreshments including delicious pandulce. The evening began with attendees hearing from a local poet named Brenda Vaca. Brenda is a writer and published author who grew up in South Whittier and attended school here in South Whittier School District. Brenda is the founder of Riot of Roses Publishing House.
After hearing from Ms. Vaca, attendees were able to participate in a variety of events including arts, crafts, loteria, and raffles. Some crafts included color pages that highlighted Hispanic historical figures and tissue paper flags from Central and South American Countries.
Principal Şilebi shared it was important for Los Altos to host events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month to honor their community.
“Los Altos welcomes and celebrates the individual strengths and talents that each member of the community brings,” Los Altos principal, Genevieve Silebi, shared. “We chose to honor, celebrate, and bring awareness to the various talents and strengths the Hispanic community has gifted to American culture.”
Los Altos held a Hispanic Cultural Fair earlier in the month of October where each grade level highlighted a different Hispanic historical figure.