2019 was a whirlwind for us at Star-C Summerdale/Springview. We celebrated academic successes, a new playground and beautiful partnerships. We ended our year of achievement by celebrating with Ms. Kristin as she graduated from Florida A&M University in December. 2019 was definitely one for the record books and we are so thankful that we got to experience it together.
This also made us extremely excited to embark on all of the adventures that a new year brings us. We welcomed January 2020 by adding a whopping 8 new students representing 4 families to our after-school community. We spent our time growing together by doing a deep dive into the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., learning the background of Black History month and its founding, and learning the first stanza of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as we prepare to head into Black History Month.
We added some new books to our collection, including, “Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History,” and it has encouraged many of us as we have embarked on the journey of crafting books of our own.
While January has presented many challenges, it has also given us much to be excited about and to celebrate and for that, we welcome 2020 with open arms as we vow to continue to grow what we know together!