Perkerson Elementary School Principal Tracie Astin (left) and her staff are all smiles during the school’s 2016 Dual Immersion/STEAM/Health Fair Expo.
By: Alicia Sands Lurry
More than 100 parents packed the gymnasium of Thomas Jefferson Perkerson Elementary School Tuesday night to celebrate the “Power of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics” as part of Perkerson’s 2016 Dual Immersion/STEAM/Health Fair Expo. Designed to showcase the school’s dual language immersion and science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics programs, the program also provided parents with valuable resources, such as community gardening, heart healthy and other support programs.
Throughout the evening, teachers shared program overviews, highlights and program information that offered parents a glimpse into student projects and activities that are designed to motivate children to think “outside of the box” and become creative problem solvers.
“We want parents to know about the instructional programs in place and the community resources that are available to them,” said Perkerson Elementary Principal Tracie Astin. “This was their opportunity to come into the school and learn what’s going on here and also bring community resources and foster a sense of connectedness.”