The Star Student Cafe is an annual event in May giving CCCBSD students of all grades the chance to showcase their talents and hardwork. Teachers displayed a variety of work from students, creatively representing the theme in ways unique to each classroom.
This year, the theme of the Star Student Cafe was Helping Hand in Hand, chosen to compliment the school-wide theme of the third quarter, Helping in Our Community. Parents had a great time exploring the variety of class presentations, and students were encouraged to share their work with their families. Food was available for sale in the Student Activities Center, including pizza, popcorn, desserts, and drinks. Face painting was available for free, and various gift baskets were raffled off.
In Cate Lortie’s class, part of their regular schedule includes one student being chosen each week as an outing leader who chooses where they will visit. At SSC, she showed the presentations students gave to their classmates about the various outings, what they did, and what roles their peers played. Cate enthused, “My hope is that my students feel pride in sharing what they’ve worked on with their families and the rest of the school community.”
In Christina Arroyo’s preschool class, Helping Hand in Hand was represented through the study of various plants. Students learned all about growing seeds and even planted their own, documenting their progress along the way. Christina was thrilled to display her students hard work at the SSC, and explains, “It is my favorite event of the school year, and I love how much it brings our school community together as one unit.”
A third class, Ashleigh O’Brien’s, adapted the theme to “When in doubt, help out.” Her students participated in picking up trash, making and donating bread, recycling cans and bottles, and more. Students loved helping out their community, and said “Recycling is cool!” Ashleigh is proud of the work her students completed this year, and was excited to help them share that work with their parents during the SSC.
This year was another enjoyable and successful Star Student Cafe, and we look forward to 2020.