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November 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
We are hosting our third annual Thanksgiving Feast for school families beginning at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 22, 2018. Thanksgiving is one of many efforts we make to foster strong family bonds and student engagement, crucial to learning.
Yalow is a K-4 public school located in the South Bronx. Yalow’s students come from all over the Bronx, some traveling almost nine miles to get to school. Among our 437 students, over 95% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, and 61 families (14%) live in non-traditional housing, including shelters. 32% are English language learners, and 17% are special education students. 67% of our students are Hispanic; 32% African or African-American. 55% of our students come from households that speak languages other than English at home; 40% speak Spanish at home; others speak Arabic, Bambari, Bengali, French, Fulani, Hausa, Mandinka, Russian, Soninke, Twi, and Yoruba.
Yalow’s focus goes beyond academic achievement, to address social and emotional development in young children, for whom the transition from home to school often reflects a language and cultural divide. Thanksgiving is one of many opportunities we have to celebrate community, affirm strong family bonds, and foster student engagement so crucial to creating lifelong learners. Please consider making a donation using the link below.
Dinner is free and will be held in three seatings:
Please call the school to make family reservations.
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