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Beardslee’s Dual Language Program Expands Due to High Demand
At Beardslee Academy, we provide a Dual Language Spanish-English Immersion program, which has been expanded to include students in TK-3. Every year, we add additional grades until it becomes school-wide. “In our global society, having mastery of a second language is a gift we can and should give our students,” shared Principal Romero. Our program educates English learners and native English speakers together. The outcome is mastery of academic content in both English and Spanish through the 90/10 model. Because we are a K-8 Academy, students will continue to receive dual language instruction in specific subject areas even when they reach middle school. Benefits of the program include promoting bilingualism and bi-literacy, academic achievement, and multi-cultural competence for all students. Third Grade teacher, Cindy Torres shared, “Our students’ ability to be biliterate will open doors when they enter the 21st Century workforce. This will help them have a bright future!”
Beardslee Hosts Pop Up Farmers Market
In partnership with the City of Hope through a grant procured from the National Institute of Health, Beardslee Academy hosted their first-ever Pop Up Farmers Market on Monday, January 28. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables were on sale at fair prices in a convenient location for families to purchase for their homes. Beardslee Academy parents were surveyed to identify the types of produce that are regularly used in their home cooking and these were the items sold. City of Hope provided the produce from local farmers to sell at the market and all proceeds will go to sustaining the market over time. The items available included bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, oranges, yellow onion, zucchini, tomatoes, grapefruit, and mandarins. The first market day was a huge success and all items were sold out in less than 30 minutes!