Hispanic Heritage Month: Student Voice at Island Creek

Hispanic Heritage Month: Student Voice At Island Creek


Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The celebration started on September 15th and runs through October 15th. This year's theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Our diversity is our strength, and our contributions to the culture, the economy, and the future of our nation cannot be denied. It’s a wonderful time to pass on the beauty of Latino culture to children of Latino descent or expose any child to learning about a diverse group of people and new cultures

We would like to offer two opportunities for our students to share about the Hispanic culture in two ways.

First, we invite our students who identify as Hispanic to share something from that culture with their Island Creek friends.

Second, we invite all students who would like to learn more about the Hispanic culture to share their learning (ie., facts, poems, artwork, traditions, history, music, celebrations, contributions of notable Hispanic Americans, etc.) with their Island Creek friends.


If your child is interested in recording a 1-2 minute segment for our Morning News Show please use this link: https://flip.com/2ec3a9bc as we would love to learn from them! Should you need additional information about the recording, please contact Ms. Keaney, Librarian (mkeaney@fcps.edu). Alternatively, if your child would prefer to make a poster to display in the hallways at Island Creek, please have them bring their poster to Ms. Fallert, Principal (jrfallert@fcps.edu).

We’d love to start seeing posters adorn our walls and hear video recordings of our students on the News Show next week!


BonusThe first 50 students to share about Hispanic Heritage (poster and/or recording for ICES News Show) will receive a Friendship Bracelet that was handmade in Peru. Ms. Fallert expects delivery of the bracelets by the end of September.

Your Proud Principal,

Jen Fallert