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Miramonte School’s Family Math Night

by Michele Earle

El Monte

Baker Elementary School students hit the dance floor Friday morning for two hours of dancing to raise funds for field trips and student awards. Students, staff and parents had fun participating in the high energy Dance-a-thon, showing off some great moves and rhythm.

“This is a wonderful event that helps raise money for our school,” said Donelle Soto Magat, Baker principal. “The kids really love it and it’s a great way to bring us all together to help our school, have fun and get some exercise too.”

Smiles and laughter were abundant as students danced to popular songs like “The Best Song Ever” and “Party in the USA.” A school-wide Conga line moved throughout the campus and everyone had a fun time doing the “Chicken Dance.”

Baker’s teacher of the year, Mario Montoya performed a techno-pop/break dance to the delight of the students, who cheered him on like a rock star.

“Mr. Montoya is a great dancer! That was awesome!” said a fifth grader, greatly impressed with the teacher’s moves.

After two hours of dancing the students were a bit tired but couldn’t stifle their excitement.

“I like the dance-a-thon,” said a first grader. “It’s fun to dance and I liked seeing our principal and teachers dancing. I wish we could do it every day.”

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