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Hispanic Heritage Month

A note from Principal Scalfaro:

Dear PS68 Community:
Our school year is off to a great start! Children are safe and happy as they learn side by side their peers.
We are proud to represent all our heritages but this month we have a special emphasis on our Latino
families as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th to October 15th. September 15th is
the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on
September 16 and September 18, respectively.
To pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have influenced and enriched
our nation and society, we will be celebrating throughout the month by playing music from a variety of
Hispanic and Latino composers.
I want you to take time to think about:
Who is your favorite Hispanic or Latino musician? Which is your favorite song? Where were they born?
The school is creating a list of songs to play over the loudspeaker. If you have a favorite, please share it
with me so that I may include it on our playlist.
Our teachers have already begun with Brain Power techniques and strategies with in their classroom
which focus on mindfulness and emotional wellness. Ask your students and teachers to tell you more
about it.
Please be reminded that on Friday, September 23 is “Be a Superhero and Walk Your Child to School Day”
– Be your child’s Superhero and wear your favorite superhero shirt.
We are ecstatic to have STEM classes, Art and our school garden! Once again, we will initiate enrichment
for students via clubs. Your child will be able to select which talent/club they will attend.
Looking forward to a wonderful year together!


Sincerely,
Mrs. Scalfaro, Principal
asnadec@schools.nyc.gov


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