Chester Learning Center hosts end-of-year BBQ

Chester Learning Center hosts end-of-year BBQ
Posted on 05/20/2024

As the academic year draws to a close, Plumas Charter School's Chester Learning Center (CLC) brought together students, families, and educators for an unforgettable end-of-year BBQ celebration. Held on May 14, the event was a vibrant display of community spirit, student leadership, and shared success.

The festivities kicked off with the presence of Kona Ice, serving up delectable snow cones that added a refreshing touch to the sunny afternoon in Chester. With a face painting station, yard games and delicious food offerings, the event offered something for everyone. Families gathered around picnic tables, enjoying grilled delicacies and engaging in lively conversations.

At the heart of the celebration was eighth-grader Gwen Graham, a student whose dedication to community involvement shone brightly. Gwen spearheaded the planning and organization of the event, listening to her peers' interests and desires to ensure a memorable experience for all. Her leadership and initiative were instrumental in bringing the BBQ to fruition.

Adding an element of nostalgia and fun, Graham also set up a photo booth complete with her trusty Polaroid camera. Families seized the opportunity to capture candid moments and create lasting memories together.

The support of CLC's teachers further emphasized the school's commitment to fostering a nurturing and engaging learning environment. Their presence at the event underscored the sense of unity and school spirit. PCS’ executive director Taletha Washburn, and community resource coordinator Rhonda Wayson, were also in attendance. The two spent the afternoon engaging with families and providing valuable information about the community-schools grant and opportunities for parental involvement.

As the day wound down, the laughter and sense of connection lingered, showcasing the strength of community and shared accomplishments. The end-of-year BBQ was not just a celebration, it was a reflection of the school's commitment to holistic education experiences and fostering strong bonds between educators, students, and families.

By Rachel Goings, Public Relations Specialist  [email protected]
Photo Above: CLC students and families bring a burst of color and island flair to the BBQ festivities with their Hawaiian leis. Photo by Rhonda Wayson.