The Work-Family Connection, a non-profit that provides before and after school programs, participated in the After School Alliance’s ‘Lights On After School’ celebration, with their current learning theme of “Around the World”. The event was held on Thursday, October 22, 2015.
The Roselle Park School District (RPSD) is now teaching students Spanish and to complement the daily curriculum, they are currently learning about Spain in the After School Program.
Authentic Spanish food was provided and a traditional Flamenco dancer performed for the students. In addition, both Sherman School Principal Donna Glomb and School Superintendent Pedro Garrido attended, reading stories to the students in both Spanish and English.
“This was a fantastic way to celebrate the importance of After School Programs and to show the impact that they have on the students, their families, and our community, “stated Work-Family Connection spokesperson Christa Clayton, “A great time was had by all.”
The Work-Family Connection (WFC) provides before and after school programs for students grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in Roselle Park. Since 1989, WFC is continually growing is currently serving over 2,000 students in 33 schools. Their services, operated on school grounds, and include Before and After School Programs, Extended Day Kindergarten, Vacation/Holiday Programs, Middle School Programs, and Summer Day Camps.
Ms. Clayton remarked, “The Lights On After School event was held on October 22, 2015, which is this year’s awareness day to promote the importance of having after school programs like ours in our communities. After school programs around the country do their own events to raise awareness, so this was our event. We were thrilled to have the school administrators supporting us by attending the event.”