Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Foundation Academies celebrated Latin culture, honoring local Latina community leaders, holding a flag parade, sharing traditions, and sharing a new video featuring Latin educators discussing how their heritage inspires their teaching.
The Hispanic Heritage Community Celebration, hosted by FA’s National Honor Society, Unity and PODER club members in grades 9-12, featured Latin music, dance, art, and food while honoring local leaders
In addition, Collegiate and Primary School scholars partnered on a flag parade to share the history and culture of Latin America.
And Collegiate students painted Frida Khalo inspired pumpkin portraits while sipping on homemade cultural drinks from Latin America, such as Agua Fresca, Agua de Jamaica, a Dominican beverage known as Morir Sonando, and Horchata.
CEO Sheria McRae kicked off FA’s celebration Sept. 15 with a message to families and staff thanking “our scholars, families, faculty and staff for sharing their rich and vibrant culture every day by just being YOU.”
She shared a new video, “Empowering Them to Lead” produced by Julio Delgado ’19 and featuring several FA Latin school leaders speaking about the importance of diversity and how their culture inspires them as educators and role models.
Read more! The November 2022 Newsletter, Continued
- October was ADHD Awareness Month. Learn more about this diagnosis from FA Social Worker Katie Kilcullen
- October 11 was National Coming Out Day. Read about its history and meaning in our FA blog.
- History Lesson: Watch our History in the Making video to learn about Foundation Academies.
- The FA Annual Report published in September. Read the report and see how it celebrates our community and the donors who support the purpose and promise of our scholars.
- The FA Parent Resources webpage includes important information and links to needed forms. Make sure your contact information is current!
- Be informed about important local and statewide issues that directly impact the continued success of charter schools with updates from the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA). Let us know if you would like more information on being a parent ambassador for FA.
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