In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, FLACS III and their Performing Arts teacher Ms. Velazquez, honored Mexican American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ritchie Valens as well as the "Queen of Tejano" music Selena. Students sang and danced to these artists' most popular songs. They even performed a dance called the "Mexican Hat Dance", a traditional Mexican dance that represents the courtship between a boy and a girl.
Along with the morning's performances, Ms Dilys, FLACS III's Literacy through Visual Arts teacher shared with the audience some of the students' own vibrant renditions of Mexican tile art and folk art-vases focused on indigenous design. Also featured were the second graders' collaborated rendition of a self portrait by Mexico's most celebrated artist Fridah Khalo.