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Here at Nuestro Mundo Community School, we have a lot to be proud of! Here are just a few highlights from all the great things we've done so far this year. Aquí en la Escuela Comunitaria Nuestro Mundo, tenemos mucho de qué estar orgullosos. He aquí solo algunos puntos a destacar de todas las cosas sensacionales que hemos hecho hasta ahora en este ciclo escolar:

June  2015

Garden planting day with kids smiling ¡Cuando Sarah Niesen maestra de 3er grado de la Escuela Primaria Nuestro Mundo de doble inmersión en Madison, se inscribió en julio del año pasado en un entrenamiento de educación en restauración, de Earth Partnership en el Arboreto de UW, no se imaginó que estaría viajando a Ecuador como parte de su trabajo! Earth Partnership Latino comparte la restauración ecológica en las escuelas y las comunidades desde una perspectiva culturalmente sensible, que incorpora diversas perspectivas y el español, como parte de la creencia de que la educación científica y la gestión ambiental están abiertas a estudiantes de todos los orígenes. El verano pasado Sarah se reunió por primera vez con Lauren Feierstein y Brenna O'Halloran estudiantes de pregrado de UW en el Instituto Latino Earth Partnership de Madison. Inspiradas por aprender sobre ecología, cuidado de la tierra y las estrategias de conexión entre la escuela y la familia, Sarah y las dos estudiantes idearon un plan de estudios de ciencias con relación a la crianza de mariposas monarca en el aula.


Debido al  éxito rotundo de la unidad de ciencias en mariposas monarca, los alumnos estaban muy deseosos de entrar al aula para ver cómo estaban creciendo sus orugas monarca, inclusive los alumnos que previamente no querían ir a la escuela. Sarah y las estudiantes siguieron desarrollando nuevos proyectos. Con la ayuda de los padres, otros maestros y el servicio de UW para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, se hicieron actividades en Nuestro Mundo como la Celebración del Día de los muertos con el tema monarca, la creación de un jardín de lluvia en mayo y un programa de escritura de cartas con  niños de una escuela de doble inmersión en Milwaukee; los niños se conocieron en una excursión al Arboreto el 29 de mayo de este año.

 

 

 

Lauren y Brenna, estudiaron en el Ecuador la primavera pasada y estaban tan entusiasmadas por sus experiencias en el aula de Sarah, que quisieron llevar el programa Earth Partnership Latino a las escuelas del Ecuador. Ellas lo solicitaron y recibieron una beca de Wisconsin Idea, que les permitirá planificar y llevar una capacitación de una semana este mes de junio en Quito. ¡Sarah se unirán a ellas para ayudar a capacitar a los maestros y a los alumnos! ¡Les deseamos la mejor de las suertes en sus viajes y en la enseñanza! Un agradecimiento especial a Baldwin WI Idea Endowment, al Centro de servicio público Morgridge y al Programa de mejoramiento de calidad de maestros, WI ESEA,  por hacer posible Earth Partnership Latino.

Nota de Sarah: Al tomar el curso de Earth Partnership Latino, mi enseñanza ha mejorado, ha hecho el aprendizaje más divertido y atractivo, al igual que ha producido olas de cambios en mi aula y ha impactado bastante nuestra escuela para bien... ¡gracias a muchos padres y miembros de la familia dedicados y a Earth Partnership Latino ahora tenemos un jardín de lluvia en Nuestro Mundo! Me siento muy honrada por la culminación de este círculo con el reencuentro ahora con Lauren y Brenna en Ecuador, para compartir lo que he aprendido con otros profesores y alumnos. Este curso ha cambiado mi enseñanza y ha traído una energía y entusiasmo en la ciencia, que extrañaba enormemente. Estoy muy deseosa de difundir el conocimiento y las experiencias que he adquirido a través de Earth Partnership Latino, no sólo en Madison y Milwaukee, ¡también en el extranjero!

 

 

When Sarah Niesen, 3rd grade teacher at Madison's dual language Nuestro Elementary,        signed up for an Earth Partnership restoration education training at the UW Arboretum last  July, she did not anticipate that she would now be travelling to Ecuador as part of her work!  Latino Earth Partnership shares ecological restoration in schools and communities from a  culturally responsive perspective, incorporating diverse perspectives and Spanish language as  part of a belief that science education and environmental stewardship are open to learners of  all backgrounds. At the first-ever Latino Earth Partnership institute in Madison last summer,  Sarah met UW undergraduates Lauren Feierstein and Brenna O'Halloran. Inspired by learning  about ecology, land care, and school-family connection strategies, Sarah and the two students  devised a science curriculum around raising monarch butterflies in the classroom.


 After the resounding success of the monarch science unit (some students who had previously  been reluctant to come to school couldn't wait to get into the classroom to see how their  monarch caterpillars were growing), Sarah and the students kept rolling out new projects.  With help from parents and other teachers and UW service learning students, other activities  at Nuestro Mundo included a monarch-themed Día de los Muertos celebration, a science pen  pal partnership with a Milwaukee dual language school (the students got to meet their pen  pals during an Arboretum field trip on May 29th, 2015), and the planting of a rain garden this May! 

Lauren and Brenna, studying abroad in Ecuador this past spring, were so enthused about their experiences in Sarah's classroom that they wanted to bring Latino Earth Partnership to schools there. They wrote and received a Wisconsin Idea Fellowship that will allow them to plan and lead a one-week training this June in Quito, and Sarah will be joining them to help train teachers and students! We wish them the best of luck on their travels and teaching! A special thank you to Baldwin WI Idea Endowment, Morgridge Center for Public Service and WI ESEA Improving Teacher’s Quality Program for making Latino Earth Partnership possible. 

From Sarah: Taking the Latino Earth Partnership course has enhanced my teaching, made learning more fun and engaging, and has made waves of changes in my classroom and has highly impacted our school for the better...thanks to many dedicated parents and family members along with Latino Earth Partnership, we now have a rain garden at Nuestro Mundo! Now, reuniting with Lauren and Brenna in Ecuador to share what I have learned with other teachers and students, I could not be more honored for this to come full circle. This course has changed my teaching and has brought back an energy and excitement in science that I have greatly missed. I cannot wait to spread the knowledge and experiences I have gained through Latino Earth Partnership not only in Madison and Milwaukee, but abroad as well!

 


 

 

May 2015

kristen ScottKristen Scott, maestra de quinto grado en la Escuela Comunitaria Nuestro Mundo, fue nombrada como la Maestra Bilingüe del Año por la Asociación de Educación Bilingüe de Wisconsin. Kristen crea un tipo de ambiente de aprendizaje que permite a los niños dejar sus prevenciones, que se sientan aceptados y se centren en el aprendizaje. Ella hace que sus alumnos crean en sí mismos y en su capacidad inherente de crecer y progresar. Uno de sus alumnos que ha tenido dificultades con la lectura desde Kindergarten ha avanzado más de 11 niveles de lectura de libros, desde el comienzo del año escolar. Kristen ha tomado gran parte de la iniciativa piloto de ‘Escuelas Acogedoras’- Welcoming Schools en su salón, lo cual es un plan de estudios que promueve la comprensión y la tolerancia hacia los alumnos LGBTQ + y las familias. Igualmente se esfuerza para que todos los alumnos se sientan orgullosos de su idioma y de su patrimonio cultural. Además ha coordinado por sí misma la Noche de Ciencias para las familias de Nuestro Mundo y Frank Allis, en conjunto con científicos estudiantes de la Universidad de Wisconsin, UW. Su habilidad y  su cariño como maestra y su voluntad de hacer esfuerzo adicional, han contribuido en gran medida a la calidad de la educación y a la cultura positiva de participación escolar. ¡Felicidades Kristen!

 

Kristen Scott, 5th grade teacher at Nuestro Mundo Community School, was named Bilingual Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for Bilingual Education. Kristen creates the kind of learning environment that allows kids to drop their defenses, feel accepted, and focus on learning. She makes her students believe in themselves and their inherent ability to grow and make progress. One of her students who has struggled with reading since Kindergarten has advanced more than 11 text reading levels since the beginning of the school year. She has taken a great deal of initiative to pilot Welcoming Schools work in her classroom, which is a curriculum that promotes understanding and tolerance of LGBTQ+ students and families. She strives to make all students feel proud about their language and cultural heritage. She has also single-handedly coordinated a Science Night for Nuestro Mundo and Frank Allis families in conjunction with UW student scientists. Her skill and "cariño" as a teacher and her willingness to go the extra mile has contributed greatly to the educational quality and positive, engaging school culture. Congratulations, Kristen!

 


 

 

April 2015

 

‘Sí se puede’

 

si se puede

El pasado viernes 10 de abril tuvimos el evento de lectura ‘Sí se puede’ en la Escuela Comunitaria Nuestro Mundo, al cual se invitaron padres de familia y miembros de la comunidad latinos, para leer el libro bilingüe ‘Playing Loteria/El juego de la Lotería’ de René Colato Lainez y luego jugar Lotería con los alumnos de cada grado.

 Los lectores invitados les hablaron a los alumnos de sus propias experiencias y de la importancia del bilingüismo, luego compartieron la lectura y se divirtieron juntos jugando a la Lotería. En cada grupo hubo 2-3 alumnos ganadores quienes recibieron un pequeño premio.

Finalmente los lectores disfrutaron de un delicioso desayuno con tamales mexicanos.

 Fue una experiencia educativa enriquecedora y divertida para los alumnos, el personal de la escuela y los invitados, además de haber sido instrumental para fortalecer nuestra comunidad a través de la lectura, la cultura y las tradiciones.

 Agradecemos de manera especial a Nuestro Mundo Inc, que patrocinó el evento y a todas las demás personas que colaboraron para que se llevara a cabo de manera exitosa.

 ¡Hasta el próximo año y ‘Sí se puede’!

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si se puede with kids

On Friday April 10th we had the reading event 'Sí se puede'  at Nuestro Mundo Community School, which parents and members of the Latino community were invited to read the bilingual  book ‘Playing Loteria/El juego de la Lotería’ by René Colato Lainez and then play lottery with the students in each grade.

Guests readers talked the students about their own experiences and the importance of bilingualism, then shared reading and had fun together playing the lottery. In each group there were 2-3 winners students who received a small prize.
Finally readers enjoyed a delicious breakfast with Mexican tamales.

It was an enriching and enjoyable educational experience for students, school staff and guests, as well as being instrumental to strengthen our community through reading, culture and traditions.

Special thanks to a Nuestro Mundo Inc, which sponsored the event and everyone else who helped to made a successful event.


Until next year and  ‘Sí se puede’!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Jardín de lluvia

 Jardin de lluvia

Hubo una visita escolar a Nuestro Mundo el lunes 6 de abril de 4: 30-6: 00 p.m. conducida por la Maestra de Nuestro   Mundo Sarah Niesen, (Earth Partnership), padres de familia voluntarios y maestros de MMSD.

Los voluntarios vinieron a aprender más sobre la selección y el análisis de un sitio de jardín de lluvia en la escuela. También participaron en las actividades de planificación del jardín de lluvia como, Tamaño de un jardín de lluvia y Medición de la pendiente. Los estudiantes de tercer grado en la clase de la Maestra Sarah participarán en actividades similares, tales como la identificación y la determinación del tipo de suelo de nuestro jardín de lluvia propuesto, medición de la pendiente y el tamaño y diseño de un jardín de lluvia en su próxima unidad de ciencias interactiva y práctica.

Si usted está interesado en formar parte del comité del Jardín Lluvia de Nuestro Mundo o le gustaría ayudar cuando pueda, por favor, únase a nosotros para una excavación del jardín de lluvia el 25 de abril de 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 del mediodía. Si llueve, será el 2 de mayo de 9: 00 a.m. a 12:00 del mediodía.


 Los estudiantes de tercer grado en la clase de la Maestra Sarah actualmente están decorando bolsas recicladas de Metcalfe que se pueden comprar por una donación de $ 2.00 para nuestro jardín de lluvia escuela. Las donaciones deben ser enviadas a más tardar el martes 15 de abril a las 3:30 p.m. Por favor, póngase en contacto la Maestra Sarah Niesen si usted desea hacer una donación.  Sjniesen2@madison.k12.wi.us o (608) 442 a 2.507.


Un agradecimiento especial a los padres de familia y maestros de Nuestro Mundo que estaban presentes: Sarah Niesen, Valerie, Klessig, Shirley Scriver, Bryn Scriver, Rebecca Cunningham, Althea Dotzour y Krystal Sánchez del Programa de Maestría en Liderazgo de Sostenibilidad de Edgewood.

 


 

 

Rain Garden

 

rain garden

 

There was a school visit to Nuestro Mundo on Monday, April 6th, from 4:30-6:00pm hosted by Nuestro Mundo Earth Partnership teacher, Sarah Niesen, and volunteer parents and MMSD teachers. 

The volunteers came to learn more about selecting and analyzing a rain garden site on school grounds.  They also participated in rain garden planning activities like, Sizing a Rain Garden and Measuring Slope.  Third grade students in Maestra Sarah's class will participate in similar activities such as identifying and determining the soil type for our proposed rain garden, measuring slope, sizing a rain garden and designing a rain garden in their upcoming interactive and hands-on science unit. 

If you are interested in being part of Nuestro Mundo's Rain Garden committee or would just like to help when you can, please join us for a rain garden dig on April 25th from 9:00a.m.-noon, and our rain date is scheduled for May 2nd from 9:00-noon.

Third graders in Maestra Sarah's class are currently decorating recycled grocery bags from Metcalfes that can be purchased for a donation of $2.00 towards our school rain garden.  Donations must be received no later than Tuesday, April 15th, 3:30pm.  Please contact Maestra Sarah Niesen if you would like to make a donation.  sjniesen2@madison.k12.wi.us or (608)442-2507.

A special thank you to Nuestro Mundo parents and teachers that were present: 

Sarah Niesen, Valerie, Klessig, Shirley Scriver, Bryn Scriver, Rebecca Cunningham, Althea Dotzour and Krystal Sanchez in Edgewood's Sustainability  Leadership Masters Program

 


 

 

February 2015

Los estudiantes de tercer grado disfrutaron de una jornada de Danzas Aztecas y Mexicanas impartidas por el Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Madison. Compartimos culturas , lenguas y sobre todo nos divertimos aprendiendo.

 

The Third Grade Students joined in an Azteca and Mexican Dance workshop, taught by Folkloric Ballet of Mexico in Madison. We shared cultures, languages and the most important, we enjoyed our learning.

Presenting at dance workshop
 
 
 
presenter dancing at dance workshop

 

 

kids dancing at dance workshop - they love it


January 2015

3rd Grade Opinin Writing at Nuestro Mundo

Writing class at nuestro mundo

Third grade students in Maestra Sarah Niesen's class at Nuestro Mundo have been working hard! Students were able to choose their all-time favorite book in English to create a book advertisement and write an opinion piece with a strong introduction, supporting details and a persuasive conclusion to present to various grade levels in the school.

Students started their projects by viewing commercials and advertisements on television and discussing opinions and advertising tactics they heard with their peers. They also studied advertisements in newspapers and magazines. Students identified techniques that advertisers use on a daily basis to convince people to buy their products. Then, working in small groups, students researched a toy product as a team and wrote an opinion piece together, creating a live commercial to try and sell their product to the class.

The final step was allowing students the freedom to choose their favorite book and create their own advertisement or opinion piece. Students reread their favorite English stories and completed a story elements page identifying the characters, setting, problem, sequential details and conclusion. Third graders identified three of the most important events in their story and included illustrations on their poster board and read more about the authors. They collected all of their information, including their final draft of their opinion piece, and displayed it on a poster board for all students to see.

Finally, they began the presenting to various grade levels in the school to try and convince EVERYONE to read their book. (Soon, they will be trying to convince their parents and school librarian to go out and buy these special books).

Some of the third graders highly recommend that everyone should go out and buy books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Garfield, Minecraft, Magic Tree House, Ninjago, and Candlelight for Rebecca, just to name a few.

A special thank you to the following Nuestro Mundo classes who were wonderful and respectful audiences: Maestra Laura (kindergarten) Maestra Samaca (1st grade) Maestra Courtney (1st grade) Maestra Audy (2nd grade) and Maestra Scott (5th grade).

See more photos on the Nuestro Mundo Facebook page.

 


 

June 2014

As a school, we met 4 out of 5 of our academic goals this year! As a result, Principal Forehand let us give him a mohawk! Durante este ciclo escolar, ¡cumplimos con 4 de nuestras 5 metas académicas! Como resultado, ¡el director Forehand nos permitió cortar su pelo al estilo mohawk!

Principal Forehand getting a mohawk


April 2014

 

Nuestro Mundo Elementary School 5th grade student Esmeralda (Esmi) Miranda Naxi recently submitted a personal narrative to the Mary-Jo Nettesheim Memorial Literary Competition by Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority of teachers who have a chapter here in Madison. The narrative was selected by the local Delta Kappa Gamma chapter to be entered at the state level of the competition.

Her book will receive Honorable Mention, and Esmi will get a trophy, ribbon, certificate of participation and even a check! She is also getting recognition for the impressive art included in her book. Way to go, Esmi!

Kristen Scott with student Esmeralda
Pictured here are Esmeralda Miranda Naxi with teacher Kristen Scott

Thank you to all the ladies of Delta Kappa Gamma for their support of emerging writers of English at Nuestro Mundo for the past 5 years running!


Luz Celedón with students

We are happy to announce that Luz Celedón has been named the 2014 Bilingual Educator of the Year for the State of Wisconsin. Mrs. Celedón is a First Grade teacher at Nuestro Mundo Community School, where she has taught for the last 10 years. Mrs. Celedón was awarded the top recognition for bilingual teachers in the state, for her skills in the classroom as well as her dedication to the community.

Nos complace anunciar que la maestra Luz Celedón ha sido designada educadora bilingüe de este año 2014 para el estado de Wisconsin. La Sra. Celedón es maestra de primer grado en Nuestro Mundo, donde lleva ya 10 años trabajando, y ahora acaban de concederle el máximo reconocimiento que se le da a un docente de programas bilingües en este estado, tanto por ser una experta en el salón de clase, como por su esforzada dedicación a causas comunitarias.




 

March 2014

 
Nuestro Mundo students learn about Madison’s origin

Chris Veit talking to studentsThird grade students at Nuestro Mundo Elementary School have been especially excited and engaged in Social Studies class this year thanks to collaboration between their classroom teacher and the experience of a classroom parent. Spanish Literacy teacher Maestra Sarah Niesen and Field Archaeologist from the Dodge County Historical Society Museum Mr. Chris Veit have combined forces to bring the history of Madison alive, in more than one way.

The third grade students have learned about the Ice Age and how glaciers formed the city's four lakes. They are also learning about the first settlers of Madison. Students will soon be learning about why and how Madison became our State Capital and why people chose to establish themselves in this area.

Chris Veit talking to studentsMr. Veit has graciously volunteered his time preparing interesting PowerPoint presentations and bringing in artifacts, arrowheads, fossils, maps and books. A photograph of him holding part of a mammoth bone sparked some students to start saying, "Someday I want to grow up and do what Mr. Veit does!"

Mr. Veit has also talked to students about possible future careers related to history and archaeology and has encouraged students to "think more like a historian and to be curious about the world around you."

Maestra Sarah Niesen has invited Mr. Veit to be a guest speaker in her classroom once a month to help the students learn key concepts, questions and vocabulary that is part of their curriculum. Even when Mr. Veit is not in the classroom, the students are making connections and relating to what he has delivered in his presentations, making the collaboration and connection between teachers and parents even more powerful and engaging for students in the classroom.

Maestra Sarah Niesen states, "It is such a pleasure and an honor to have a special guest speaker from the community in our classroom, who is also a parent of one of the students I work with. It is such a joy collaborating with an enthusiastic expert in the field about a subject that I am teaching. For my students and me, it makes teaching and learning FUN!"

Mr. Veit was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He received his Master’s in Education and Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Anthropology. He attended graduate school in Billings, Montana. He is currently on the Executive Board for the Friends of Azlatan State Park.

If you are interested in having him be a special guest at your school, please contact him at chris.veit1999@gmail.com.

 

Winter Olympics at Nuestro Mundo

Nuestro Mundo ran their own Winter Olympics after the Sochi Games in 2014. 5th grade music classes were responsible for the student-created opening and closing ceremonies facilitated by music teacher Chris Powers. The students listened to the music, identified form and impact points and then created their own choreography to Sam Hazo's "Olympiada". They also collaborated with Phy Ed for the events, Library Media with book connections about Olympics and Russia, and Art with creation of the medals and torch. Watch the video now!

Nuestro Mundo tuvo su propia celebración de los Olimpiadas del invierno después de los juegos en Sochi en 2014. Las clases de música del quinto grado crearon unas ceremonias del comienzo y al final con la ayuda del maestro de música Chris Powers. Los estudiantes escucharon música, identificaron la forma y los puntos de impacto y luego crearon su propia coreografía a la canción de Sam Hazo "Olympiada." También colaboraron con las clases de educación de estado físico para los eventos, con la biblioteca escolar para tener conexiones con los libros sobre los Olimpiadas y de Rusia, y con las clases de arte para crear medallas y una linterna. Vea el video ahora

 


 

January 2014

 
Nuestro Mundo opens new family center

family center welcome sign

staff working in family centerNuestro Mundo Community School has a new Family Center!

The Family Center is a room in the main office that is reserved exclusively for families of Nuestro Mundo students to always feel welcome and have a place of their own when they enter the building. The Family Center is meant to increase parent engagement by providing space for resources for parents from the school district and community organizations, as well as providing a space for parents to volunteer.





 
Nuestro Mundo throws a tamalada fundraiser

volunteers smiling and laughing as they make tamales togetherNuestro Mundo Community School has discovered a way to integrate culture with fundraising. How, you ask? Tamales! A savory Mexican dish made with cornmeal and wrapped in corn husk, traditionally eaten during the holidays or at large parties.

For the first time ever, the school successfully put together this fundraiser with the help of more than 40 volunteers. It took 2 days and several labor-intensive hours to fill and wrap over 2,000 tamales. This process of making tamales is called a "tamalada" in Spanish.

volunteers making tamalesThe volunteers ranged in ages and ethnicities, but language and age were not barriers. Some volunteers were even as young as 3 years old! Non-English speakers explained what they were doing by demonstrating and signing.

The total amount raised was a whopping $2,000 which will fund school events such as Kindergarten and fifth grade promotion ceremonies, their Day of the Child event and more. View more event pictures here.





 

December 2013

 
Getting involved at Nuestro Mundo

Nuestro Mundo Community School concluded their third annual Parent School Partnership (PSP) training on November 16th!

This four week training seeks to inform Spanish-speaking families of their rights and responsibilities in our school community with the goal of increasing parent participation and leadership.

the PSP team

Integral to this training are the guest speakers which included board representative, Marj Passman, Family Liaison, Rhea Vedro, Nuestro Mundo’s incredibly supportive principal, Josh Forehand, and teachers Luz Celedon, Krista Ewing, Jane Danley, Kiersten Audy and Laura Gibson. Thank you to all of you for your support and thanks to the PSP team: Grisel Tapia, Virginia Escudero, Gerardo Mancilla, Libbey Ortiz Meister and Kristen Scott!

If you would like to get involved with the PSP at Nuestro Mundo or are interested in starting a similar group at your school, contact Kristen Scott at 204-1308.

 


 

September 2013

 
International Night at Nuestro Mundo

Nuestro Mundo Community School truly exemplifies a community school, both locally and globally. They held their first International Night on Thursday, September 26th, and it was a smashing success!

child dancing in traditional Mexican clothingThe event coincided with Open House and the annual Book Fair, which proved a successful combination of events, filling the building to the brim with students, their families, and the school’s dedicated staff.

The event featured a potluck of dishes representative of the many cultures within the school community. There were dishes from the Ukraine, Germany, Norway, Africa, Mexico and Latin America, just to name a few.

Students, families and staff also participated in a variety of cultural presentations. Two students, along with their family, presented folkloric dance from Mexico.

Sarah Niesen, 3rd grade teacher, and Jorge Araujo, Building Custodian, danced Salsa from Colombia. Wendy Samaca, 1st grade teacher, performed with her Spanish Flamenco group called Son Alegria.

Lucia Naxi, Food Services, and her family performed traditional Bolero songs from Mexico, and there was also a group performing Capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts that combines dance, acrobatics and music.

Students, families, and staff really came together to put the "Community" into Nuestro Mundo Community School.

women dancing in traditional Spanish Flamenco dresses  child and mother singing together
performing Brazilian Capoeira  3 women from different cultures pose for a picture together
the school cafeteria where a buffet of international cuisine was enjoyed  children in traditional mexican clothing