Hi, everyone! Here is what we did in the sensational month of September at The Arc.
On Wednesday, September 4th, The Arc Participants and Staff Members had a Fall / Autumn season Inspired Classroom Door Decorating Contest.
Special thanks goes to Arc Staff Members, Arc Staff Members, Ginette R., (Associate Director of Day Services at the West Avenue location)
Melissa F. (Director of Adult Life Enrichment Program) and Mary M. (Arc Volunteer) for being such wonderful Fall / Autumn Classroom Door Decorations contest judges of 2019.
On Thursday, September 5th, some of The Arc Staff Members, the other Arc Participants and I wore our favorite NFL jerseys to celebrate the start of the 2019 NFL’s one-hundredth football season and The Arc’s upcoming football themed week. I was so proud of my home state team: the Carolina Panthers for making it to the Super Bowl L (50) in 2016 that I bought a T-shirt to wear to The Arc. My mom decorated my wheelchair with football stickers. I used my new communicator, (with the help of YouTube) to read the books, Snoopy’s All Star Football by Charles M. Schulz and Dino-Football by Lisa Wheeler.
On Friday September 13th, I just might have had the first good Friday, the 13th in history! After being dropped off at The Arc this morning, I had to drive my electric wheelchair quietly through a parent / guardian information meeting in the gym. As I am driving towards my classroom, my blog appears on the big screen while they are talking about me! I was so in shock that all I could do is smile and wave. I love The Arc!
Howard Energy Partners, in their commitment to strengthening the San Antonio community, held their Annual United Way kickoff on Monday,
September 16th, and invited Ms. Andie M. (The Arc’s Director of Development) to come speak about The Arc and our services. A group of employees came to tour The Arc’s West Avenue location on Tuesday, September 17th. More information about their giving here: https://www.howardenergypartners.com/community
Being a part of my Classroom named “The Press Club,” my fellow classmates and I read books to the other Classrooms at The Arc. I love using my communicator to read audiobooks about the recent or upcoming holidays.
In the month of September, some of the other Arc Participants and I celebrated the beginning of the fall season on Monday, September 23rd. I read the books, I read the books, Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson, Clifford’s First Autumn by Norman Bridwell and The Scarecrow’s Wedding by Julia Donaldson.
Also, during the month of September, some of the other Arc Participants and I celebrated the beginning of the National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sunday, September 15th to Tuesday, October 15th,) I read the books, Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, (a story about Frida Kahlo, one of the world’s most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of History by Naibe Reynoso. Living in San Antonio, I thought that it was very important to read these books to my friends. For more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month, please feel free to visit: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov
To everybody that reads my blog, I truly wished that you’re safe and sound with your family and friends during this troubled time in our world.
Please remember that every storm has a rainbow at the end of it and I hope that your rainbow will come soon.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope that you have a very fortunate fall season.
– Tameka H.