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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:01 am

Smoketree Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the school’s gymnasium.

Admission is free. Tacos are $1 each, drinks are 50 cents, and snow cones are 75 cents.

María Perez, who is the school’s English language learning paraprofessional and PTSO president, said the event proceeds benefit the PTSO and funds school programs such as accelerated reading and math programs.

The event includes sale of items including purses and chili pepper necklaces. Live performances begin about 5:45 p.m. and include Lake Havasu High School clarinet players playing a Spanish music piece; Smoketree students performing a Spanish folk dance; Smoketree Baton Twirlers; and breaking a piñata.

The school is at 2395 North Smoketree Avenue, in Lake Havasu City.

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  • Mama posted at 9:15 am on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    Mama Posts: 9

    I have kids at my house all the time (high school aged) I have asked them all if their classes say the pledge half said yes half said no. Not that they don't want to it is not done in their class. So I was getting my info first hand from the HS kids.
    It's great that they are raising funds for the kids. I am all for it. But, my question is do they
    also have fundraisers for..... July 4th, Presidents Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, Columbus Day, Patriots Day, Flag Day to raise money for the kids?

  • see you posted at 7:34 pm on Thu, May 2, 2013.

    see you Posts: 225

    Mama, where on earth does it say the school doesn't say the pledge? Every school I have taught at says the pledge...the only people who don't say the pledge are the ones who say it is against their religion.

    Do you think the pumpkin fest is for celebrating pumpkins in the school? This is a fund raiser for the PTSO so they can provide educational items for the school.

    Ignorance is not bliss.....

  • arteach posted at 2:50 pm on Wed, May 1, 2013.

    arteach Posts: 37

    "...the event proceeds benefit the PTSO and funds school programs such as accelerated reading and math programs."

    Mama, maybe you need to read the article again. Cinco de Mayo is just an occasion for raising money to support reading and math programs at this elementary school. A very worthwhile cause, since those subjects are at the heart of the purpose of elementary schools.
    Also, I have worked in LH schools this year, and students do indeed stand and say the pledge of allegiance w/ their hands over their hearts each and every school day.
    Mama may not be raciest (sic), but she is fairly ignorant of what actually happens in our schools.

  • Mama posted at 10:16 am on Wed, May 1, 2013.

    Mama Posts: 9

    We can't say the American pledge we can't say prayers in school but we can raise money for Cinco de Mayo at the school and I would assume they will have it at the school. Don't get me wrong I'm not raciest by no means but you can't do one and not the other.

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