You heard right! The Monroe Clark carnival is coming later in June, and this year the afternoon will include our very own Monroe Clark Health and Wellness Center introducing its services to the public.
There actually are going to be two events taking place Wednesday, June 27th. The health fair will start at 12:30 and the carnival at 1:30. The Monroe Clark campus will be the setting for this fun and informational day. Entrance is free; 50-cent carnival tickets will allow you to play an activity or purchase food and drinks. You can purchase tickets at the back gate at the booth where you will be coming in.
Our school’s new Health and Wellness Center will be featured. Along with learning important health tips and activities, students can spin a wheel for free carnival tickets. Our school- based health clinic provides health services from both Mid-City and La Maestra Clinics to our students and their siblings. Services are also provided for our feeder schools, including Hamilton, Joyner, and Rowan Elementary. Parents from Hamilton and Joyner and their children will be invited to participate in a Health Walk that day. They will meet at their school at the end of classes and proceed to Monroe Clark for a tour of the Health Clinic and to hopefully join the carnival festivities.
The afternoon is meant to share information and have some fun too. Because a portion of this event will be the health fair, we will try to serve healthy – but fun – food. Attractions and activities include face painting, photo booths and Whack- a- Knight. The English Department will have a booth giving away books as prizes. Among the Monroe Clark clubs volunteering will be ASB, National Junior Honor Society, and Washington D.C. Club. Clubs earn money for projects and field trips during the school year, and the carnival allows these cash-strapped groups to operate.
This will be a very exciting day to have time with your friends and families while learning information to make you healthy. We hope to see you there!
Lisa Yang and Evelyn Aguilar are sixth grade journalism students at Monroe Clark Middle School