By Victoria Cummings, serving on the TriMix Foundation Team at Pleasant View Elementary School

Every month Pleasant View Elementary School hosts the Curiosity Café, an event that provides an opportunity for families to come alongside teachers and corps members to receive homework help, have a meal together, and complete various activities and crafts that help to foster strong relationships between families and their school. This month students and their parents explored Hispanic history and culture for Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as math skills and competencies. Music from various Hispanic artists, including Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, Marc Anthony, Aventura and Shakira played all night long.   


Parents, students, corps members and teachers gathered for an evening of homework help, board games and coloring. When students were done with their homework they had the option of playing board games with some of the teachers or coloring. The illustrations were of famous Hispanic-Americans such as César E. Chávez, Roberto Clemente, Dolores Huerta, Luis Alvarez, Joan Baez, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ellen Ochoa.





After completing homework, Pleasant View’s math coach led parents in a session explaining common core math skills, while students played Jeopardy with corps members. The students competed in categories related to math and Hispanic heritage.

The night ended with dinner,a raffle for everyone in attendance, and a contest to see who could get the closest to guessing how many lifesavers were in a jar. The money raised from the contest will go to one of our students who is battling liver cancer. To find out more visit: https://www.gofundme.com/xx69q3r4


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