April 14, 2016

Say Ole! Celebration of children, reading and storytelling

For more than 20 years, bilingual Storyteller Kay Elmsley Weeden has been spinning yarns and celebrating Hispanic culture all around the world. Blending English and Spanish Kay draws in the audience as they participate in the actions and become part of the stories. Her programs celebrate reading, telling stories, and the world around us.

Kay will join us as the the Sparta Area School District celebrates Dia de los Ninos Children’s Diversity Day Saturday (April 16) at Sparta High School. The day celebrates children and diversity through entertainment and family oriented activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The day includes:

10 a.m.: Event opens with free games, arts and crafts, DJ music, face painting, cultural and country tables; police, fire and ambulance crews — remember to register for the ping pong tournament!
10:30 a.m.: Bilingual storyteller Kay Elmsley Weeden in the library
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free lunch served
11:45 a.m.: Piano duet by Middle school students
1 p.m.: Bilingual storyteller Kay Elmsley Weeden in the library
2 p.m.: Event ends

Many volunteers help to make the day possible as well as contributions from the Sparta Public Education Foundation, Kwik Trip, McDonald’s and Organic Valley.

Also part of this year’s event will be the Sparta High School Key Club Sweet Dream’s Fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. Students will be selling raffle tickets for baskets and baked goods. They will also host a giant Candy Land game. Read more

Usborne Books and More will also be at the event with a Book Sale!

Check out the event page for more details as the Diversity Day nears!