Reno Report 9-22-20
Sept 29, 2020
Dear AVS Parents & Guardians,
National Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us! Sept. 15–Oct. 15 each year, commemorates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The celebration begins each year on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also observe their independence days during this period. Throughout the month Senior King (Spanish Teacher) and Ms. Barbara (Art Teacher) will be highlighting this important month of Hispanic Heritage through their teachings and creative arts!
THREE KEY REASONS WHY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IS IMPORTANT
- Strong impact on America: Hispanic influences are tightly knitted in the fabric of American life. Think music, food, art, cinema, politics, literature, and so much more.
- Around one-fifth of the U.S. population is Hispanic: The state with the largest Hispanic and Latino population overall is California with over 14 million.
- Our kids benefit: While Hispanic children learn about their roots this month, all kids can benefit from learning about Spanish history and culture.