Hispanic Heritage Month Shines at Ada Merritt…Thanks to SIPA!

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Hispanic Heritage month concluded Friday, October 16th at Ada Merritt. The month long Festivities were all made possible by our amazing Spanish International Parent Association (SIPA), led by President Dania Gorriz and her team of moms and dads. Read below all of the great activities the students of Ada Merritt experienced as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month, written by SIPA President herself Mrs. Dania Gorriz.


SIPA has been really busy this with Hispanic Heritage Month for the month of October. Every Monday, in coordination with Mrs. Pellicer, middle school students announced the activities of the week in the morning announcements and also discussed an area of Hispanic culture with students. SIPA moms decorated the media center with Hispanic Flags, dolls and other decorations. In art class, in combination with Mrs. Suarez, students had the opportunity to create a drawing inspired by Hispanic Culture. These drawings will be used for the Square One Art Fundraiser happening soon. The first Wed. of the month, students had the opportunity to wear their SIPA shirts or the colors of the Spanish flag and every Thursday in October SIPA moms read in Spanish to kids in k-5 classrooms.


The week of the “el dia de la Hispanidad” on the 12th of October was the main week of the activities starting with a Hispanic heritage parade. Over 90 students wore their countries traditional dress and brought flags. It was quite an amazing sight. That week SIPA parents and teachers also got to unwind at “El Centro Cultural Español” with a cocktail attended by the Consulate of Spain, Mr. Candido Creis Estrada. The culminating event was the Hispanic Heritage Fair with the play Don Quijote for Kids. We had a packed house full of students and parents. 


Finally, students were exposed to Spanish movies, “Perez, el ratoncito de tus sueños” for the little ones and “Metegol” for the older students. All in all, Ada Merritt had a fabulous and fun month celebrating Hispanic Culture. Special thanks to the SIPA moms and teachers who made all of these activities possible.