Celebration of Hispanic heritage continues through October at Kids Unlimited Academy with sights, sounds and flavors of Latin America.

KUA students represented flags from Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua Oct. 12. The Olympics-style spectacle featured each KUA class parading its chosen country’s flag around the KUA gym. Afterward, students and staff savored pupusas from Pupusas on Wheels, a food truck specializing in the national dish of El Salvador, which brought its cuisine to the KUA parking lot.

KUA Director of School Culture, Emmanuel Balan, far right, organized a variety of activities to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Ballet Folklorico will headline the KUA Royals assemblies Oct. 18 and 19, performing traditional Mexican dance. Our month of celebration concludes Oct. 30 with recognition for Dia de los Muertos with our school remembrance table outside the front office and the evening’s Harvest Festival from 6 to 7:30 p.m., where families can enjoy food, treats, games, crafts, a costume contest, face painting and more.

All of these events and more invite KUA parents to join the fun while fulfilling their six required volunteer hours per our parent-student-school contract. Parents can visit KUA classrooms to share stories about their culture, participate in arts and crafts projects and donate items toward some of our displays, including a banner the English Language Development staff has created with student stories, artwork and biographies.