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Celebrate Lights On Afterschool During the Week of October 26, 2017

Launched in October 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event with a special focus on afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and the neighborhoods where we serve.

Big Thought Thriving Minds After-School (TMAS) Program helps support students by:

  • Offering opportunities to learn new things in music, art, science, reading, technology and theater
  • Developing creative play for experimentation and development of new skills, the practice of social and emotional learning
  • Energizing and helping to develop a sense of self with confidence and agency
  • Creating safe spaces to enjoy a healthy snack, be with other children and to complete any homework
  • Scheduling special artistic performances

The following campuses will join thousands of other organizations in the success of children in quality after-school programming:

Daniel Webster Elementary School
Date: October 27, 2017
Who: TMAS will participate in a special Daniel Webster’s Fall Carnival where healthy snacks will be distributed and shared at the TMAS booth. Slappys and Mondays will provide performances during this special fall carnival time.

Nathan Adams Elementary School
Date: October 26, 2017
Who: TMAS students will bring thrills in a very special showcase of song and music. Parents will also enjoy a number of solos as well as a grand finale with all the children involved. Afterwards UTD Center of Engineering and Computer Science will conduct a mini class on Scratch and Code.org with the families.

Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School – Abuela’s table.
Date: October 26, 2017
Who: The TMAS students and their families will be posing for a special family picture and will participate in a night of storytelling, food connections and literacy addressing the community issue of food deserts through sugar art and community facilitation.

Martha Reilly Elementary School
Date: October 26, 2017
Who: Students and families will enjoy being “Chefs with Pizzazz” making miniature pizza together during afterschool.

Stephanie DrenkaCelebrate Lights On Afterschool During the Week of October 26, 2017