Hello and happy Halloween! This is Ms. Alex, here to talk about what we've done for Halloween here in Allentown.
The last few weeks at ALEC, we've been getting into the spirit of Halloween with different parties and activities for our students and for the community.
We were so lucky to have some students from Duquesne University come visit the Brashear Kids during our Halloween party to hang out and share treat bags with all of our students. We played music and had a dance party, played "Ghost in the Graveyard," and painted pumpkins! (Which were actually acorn squash, but that's okay.)
On Monday October 21, we held our Lights on After School event at Grandview Elementary. This was a chance for us to invite our students, their families, and our friends from the neighborhood to join us and have some fun with our community partners.
We had guests from Venture Outdoors, the Y Creator Space, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the United Way, and the Hilltop Alliance Methodist Church who all brought activities and information for everyone who attended.
Our own Miss Christa had a craft where students could decorate calaveras (the Spanish word for "skull") and learn a little about Dia de Muertos.
Students were also able to decorate trick-or-treat bags to carry around the event and collect treats and candy. Think pre-Halloween trick-or-treat (because why just get candy once?).
Today is finally Halloween, and our students will probably be super excited to leave after-school with us to go home, dress up, and get as much candy as possible. I can't say I blame them!
Happy Halloween from all of us at ALEC! Be safe and have fun!