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BINGO, Books and Science at Pietzsch-MacArthur

Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary families were invited to enjoy games, science and fun after school on February 9, 2021.

Communities in Schools and Beaumont ISD Parent Involvement Coordinator Maria Mendez hosted “BINGO for Books” to promote literacy. Blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn filled the main campus parking lot as families enjoyed playing the game.

“This was our first ‘BINGO for Books’ and the turn-out was good. We even had some neighborhood people ride up on their bikes to join in,” said assistant principal Vanessa Bennett. “We feel that any opportunity to get books in the hands of students is important.”

Every student who showed up to play received a book, even if they didn’t BINGO. Parents were given literacy resources to use at home.

After the game, the fun continued with “Science with Mrs. C” as principal Audrey Collins performed a science experiment featuring Mentos and Coca-Cola.

“The science experiment is part of the ongoing initiative that we have here on campus,” said Bennett. “Mrs. Collins hosts’ Science with Mrs. C’ every month, usually tied into whatever event we have planned for the month.”  

Students enjoyed watching Collins, dubbed the Mad Scientist, show off the science behind soda geysers. The experiment was also shared on Zoom for virtual learners.