North Babylon School District’s ENL and Dual Language Department department held an English as a New Language and Dual Language Family Night on Nov. 1 at North Babylon High School. Families were offered a host of informational sessions throughout the evening. Volunteers from the National Honor Society and bilingual student volunteers helped to translate and guide guests though the evening.
Following a brief welcome by North Babylon Director of English as a New Language and World Language Director Gaetano Vaccaro, families had the option to attend four of workshops throughout the evening led by community groups including Ona Long Island Immigrant Community Navigator, the Long Island Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network, the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, Long Island Crisis Center, La Fuerza Uida and Suffolk County Community College.
While parents attended any of the informational sessions, students had the opportunity to engage in literacy skills, dancing, coloring and more. Prior to dinner, students presented songs and dances to the audience. The kindergarten and first graders performed “Soy Una Taza” and second grade presented “Soy Huesitos.” The third graders closed out the performances with “Soy Bilingue.”