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Family Fiesta Night, May 4, 2017 Head Start’s third annual Family Fiesta Night held at Jamestown Elementary School on May 4th was another huge success. Families gathered for this free event enjoyed an evening of entertainment, craft projects for kids, a free dinner, a variety of give-aways and useful information about services provided by over fourteen community partners. Originally funded through Tuolumne County Behavioral Health, ATCAA ‘s Head Start program and Jamestown Elementary work together to provide a positive atmosphere to promote family bonding and share cultural differences.

An estimated 123 people attended this family-friendly event. A huge shout out and thank you to Jamestown Elementary School, all of our wonderful community partners, staff from Jamestown Head Start and Early Head Start and to Patty Aguiar and Terri Alford for pulling it all together.

A Message From The Principal Family Fiesta Night is a well received and well organized event and we look forward to it each year as it grows in participation and popularity. It is wonderful to see the students, their peers and their families connect. Staff and parents are always eager volunteer. We love working with the staff at ATCAA and are fortunate to be a part of this annual event.

Brenda Chapman, Principal & Superintendent, Jamestown Elementary

Lily Harris (above), a teacher at Jamestown Early Head Start shows kids how to make their own sombreros and maracas.

Head Start Staff and Volunteers serve up delicious Mexican faire provided by CC Taqueria. From left to right: Chantal Fowler-Tuolumne Home Visitor, Beth Watson-Tuolumne Home Visitor, 4 volunteersLane Willey, Karen Wood, Mali PetersonWood and Jim Willey.

Lauren Aquilino, our Jamestown Family Advocate for Early Head Start and Head Start talks to attendees about ATCAA Head Start programs.

Heading up the refreshment station is Nancy Miner, Family & Engagement Services Manager

Promotoras de Salud volunteers Fabiola Morales and Maria Cueto greet families at the door. These two women do a fabulous job reaching out to the community through their program to let residents know about services offered and how to obtain them.

Ashleigh Kerns is very happy with her face painted headband and her brother Sebestyen Kerns is throughly enjoying his meal.

Delicious food prepared by CC Taqueria and served by event staff and volunteers.

Left to right: Diane Belitz, Food Service Coordinator with ECS Director, Marcia Williams and Kendra Pope a teacher at Jamestown Early Head Start.

DJ Kevin Burkling providing dance music entertainment throughout the evening.

Sandra Casillas a Jamestown Head Start parent belts out a fantastic rendition of “We Will Survive.�

Many thanks to our community partners who came out to provide information about their services to our attendees: Columbia College, Infant Child Enrichment Services (ICES), Interfaith, California CHP, Tuolumne Co. Housing Dept, Tuolumne Co, Behavioral Health, Ca. Earned Income Tax Credit Info, Foothill Pregnancy, Tuol. Co. Dept. of Social Services, ATCAA Energy & Tax Services, ATCAA Family Learning Center, ATCAA Promotores De Salud, ATCAA Early Head Start, ATCAA Head Start, Tuolumne County Public Health, Jamestown Parent Teacher Org., Jamestown Dual Immersion Program.

ATCAA Fiesta Night May 2017  

Family Fiesta Night, provided by Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency's Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, Las Promotores Program...

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