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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Día de la Familía Set for April at Brookhaven College

Día de la Familía Set for April at Brookhaven College

It’s our turn once again to be the host of the district’s day of the family. Día de la Familía is a free event designed to reach out to Hispanic families with food, entertainment and educational information sessions for the whole family. Día is on April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mathematics and Science Division will have tables highlighting some of their programs, including rock specimens, displays from the Heard Museum and a fossil finding activity for the EMGI and map displays for Geographic Information Systems. Volunteers from the division will be manning one of the ice cream carts and handing out information about science, technology, engineering and math. There are physics activities planned too.

The School of the Arts plans to offer face painting, ceramics demonstrations, mural painting and hip-hop dancers. Since classes will be going on, the division hopes to have visitors tour some of the classes and will have volunteers answering questions and handing out information about the programs. The music department has volunteered to provide some entertainment too. The physical education department will provide a physical assessment or soccer activity.

World Languages has claimed a popcorn cart for the day and will be handing out information about learning a new language and ESOL courses, in addition to the treats. The Health and Human Services division will have a Careflite helicopter and fire truck on site.

The Communications and Business Studies Divisions will have faculty and staff members attending to help with food and answer questions about the programs. Some additional plans for divisions and departments are still in the works, like adding a display car from automotive or a game with famous literary figures from English.

As the big day approaches, there will be more announcements about the activities planned and volunteer opportunities for all. If you have questions regarding Día, contact one of the committee members: Jamie Jenkins, Jean Kaplan or Monica Taliaferro.