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Dual Language Program Information Events
Dual Language Program Information Events
Posted on 12/16/2022

Are you interested in learning more about our elementary Spanish Dual Language Program?  We will be hosting three information event opportunities (two in-person and one virtual) in January for those interested in learning more about the program. Dates, times and locations for these events are listed below:

• January 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (in-person) at Dessie Evans Elementary, 7911 144th St. E. Childcare and snacks will be provided.

• January 18 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (in-person) at Karshner Elementary, 1328 8th Ave. NW. Childcare and snacks will be provided.

• January 25 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (virtual) via Zoom. Link

All current Dual Language Program families and anyone interested in learning more about the program are welcome to attend. The same information will be shared at each event, so you only need to attend whichever one is most convenient for you.

Related: Spanish Language Dual Program: Apply Now!

More about the Dual Language Program:
The Puyallup School District is one of a select number of school districts offering a dual language program at the elementary school level. In addition to the dual language program being considered an enrichment model, it is also the most effective way for a student to learn a second language.  At this time, both Karshner Elementary and Dessie F. Evans Elementary host our dual language program. While the program is hosted at those two schools, elementary students from across the district are able to apply for the program.
 The Spanish Dual Language Program is designed so that students completing the program are:

• Biliterate: Able to speak, read and write at advanced levels in both English and Spanish reflective of their age.

• Bicultural: Able to be more flexible, process perspectives from multiple viewpoints, and more easily make cross-cultural connections.

• Academically Oriented: Able to perform at or above same grade level peers in academic subjects as well as standardized assessments.

Learn more here…