The event was organized by Ms. Davalos, Mrs. Ayala, and Mr. Olier.
The night began at 5:30 with a quick introduction of what the Day of the Dead is all about and what they would be do doing to celebrate, including decorating their own t-shirts, coloring traditional masks and costumes worn on this day, and enjoying the food associated with The Day of the Dead.
This celebration began last year with the idea of getting the parents of our school involved, and letting them be able to enjoy a family night with their kids, learning something new for free. Students enrolled in any of the Spanish teachers' classes were offered 25 extra credit points for attending and helping to decorate by coloring pictures and t-shirts; while those not enrolled in Spanish received community service hours. Overall the night was successful, but a little overwhelming, "We were expecting 30, maybe 40 kids at most, and about 80 kids showed up," said Ms. Davalos. The celebration is planned to become an annual event and should take place next year around November 1st, the actual Dia de Los Muertos.