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La Escuelita@10 Celebration: September 16

by | Sep 2, 2023

The Escuelita Bilingual Preschool, Davidson, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a family-centric event, free and open to the public. The event will be held on Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the Davidson Green.

The fun includes live music, three food trucks (Muchachos Tacos, Koko’s of LKN, and Holy City Waffles), and children’s activities. We will be raffling an Acer Aspire3 laptop plus a second prize, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Escuelita. As always, our volunteers are crucial to our efforts!

A 30×30’ sideless tent; with seating for 80, will be the music venue; lawn chairs are welcome as well. Our music offerings are unique in that the first half, beginning at 11AM, will be bilingual story-telling and songs played on a variety of instruments and balloon tying, by John and Vivian Sundell of Perfect Storm Edu-tainment, Winston-Salem. John brings over 30 years of international travel experience and as the Forsyth County librarian. We are excited that this is Jon’s first appearance in Davidson.

Following our brief Recognition at 12:30 p.m. of our donors and community supporters, including our event sponsor, Ingersoll Rand, there will be a major Bubble Blastoff. Then our second musician, Joey Rincon, will perform. Joey is a classically trained guitarist with the N.C. Baroque Ensemble and will perform a repertoire of regional Latin guitar selections until the 2PM closing.

Ongoing through the three hours will be: Little Hands at Work, a craft tent where smaller children will make a rocket shop or butterfly; the Bead and Beauty tent, with face painters, bead jewelry making, and angel hair; and Lawn Games by Woodlawn School.  

Our mission is to provide affordable bilingual nursery school education to at-risk Hispanic children, establishing a love of learning and a base for future academic success. We are unique in that five mornings weekly, we offer a science-based, hands-on curriculum to 30, 3- and 4-year-olds. Based on reviews of our students by their kindergarten teachers, our program is successful. Our little graduates are bilingual when they reach kindergarten, prepared for school, and integrate well into the classroom.

We are supported totally by private personal and corporate donors. This event is our “thank you” for the community support, which has enabled nearly 300 at-risk Hispanic children to start kindergarten on par with their classmates.

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