Tonight, 6-9 p.m., party of the year benefits second-language learners at Skyview Elementary

Rogers**_students_DallasISD_photo1050px
Students (Advocate stock photo)

The Around the World Skyview Elementary PTA Auction and Gala will entertain attendees and benefit a translation initiative for students coming to our neighborhood from around the world, many of them refugees. It’s Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the KayCee Club on Shoreview, open to the community, and some tickets are still available.

“We are working very hard to fund a program that includes an e-marquee to scroll information in multiple languages. We’re also hoping to get another printer and state of the art translation software to communicate via newsletter with our families. And finally — the thing we’re already doing — is getting live interpreters on campus for school wide events, parent teacher meetings and such,” says organizer Sarah Greenman. “Our goal is to fund a $20,000 communication initiative that will bolster our current translation services, hence the AROUND the WORLD theme.”

She adds there are 34 languages spoken at Skyview alone. (More than 78 TEA-recognized languages are spoken in the Richardson ISD).

The event includes live entertainment and stellar auction items such as KayCee Pool memberships, college game tickets, original art by Greenman, a super-talented artist with an amazing story …

Some tickets will be available at the door at KayCee Club, 10110 Shoreview. Tickets are $55 — that gets you in the door and comes with complimentary food, non-alcoholic beverages, and two rockin’ sets from DFW area band, the Lucky Pierres. In addition, the club will have a stocked cash bar and a load of auction items. If you purchased tickets online already, pick them up at will call.


WANT MORE?
Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lake Highlands.
More from Christina Hughes Babb

Party at in-the-works White Rock area beer garden, Goodfriend, Sunday

The much-anticipated Goodfriend beer garden and burger house will host a beer...
Read More