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Hundreds gather to celebrate Día de los Muertos with CCSD59

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From sugar skull painting to skeleton crafts, raffle prizes to music and dancing, families filled the CCSD59 Administration Center on Saturday for a day of entertainment.

The CCSD59 Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) hosted its Día de los Muertos event over the weekend, allowing hundreds of students, staff members, and family members to come together in celebration. 

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday to honor the deceased using skulls, marigold flowers, and home altars with the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Schools around CCSD59 have held their own celebrations during this time each year, but this marks the second year that the BPAC has held a fall gathering centered around the holiday.

The result was the largest BPAC event for the district yet. 

“Our team works very hard to organize and execute these events and I am proud of the outcome,” said Dr. Joshua Perdomo, Director of Multilingual Programs. “These are organized to bring our community together and it was amazing to see so many of our CCSD59 families come out. We are grateful to all of the families who were able to join us, and I am excited to host additional BPAC events throughout the year so that we can continue to interact with our students and families in new ways.”

Families also had the opportunity to meet with members of the CCSD59 Instruction Department to learn about the latest updates to curricular resources. You can view the latest on these resources here

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