On Friday, April 25, Skyline College was invaded by over 350 Kindergartners and 140 parents as the institution held its first KinderCaminata event. This event in collaboration with the San Bruno Park School District provided activities for students throughout the morning. Students from Allen, Belle Air Elementary, El Crystal, John Muir, Portola and Rollingwood Elementary Schools were greeted by Skyline staff, faculty and students as they drove onto campus. Dr. Stanback Stroud, President, welcome the students followed by Dr. David Hutt, San Bruno Park School District, Dr. David Hutt who thanked Skyline College for their participation and commitment to students.
Students, dressed in Skyline College “Kinder” shirts carrying backpacks filled with coloring books and pencils then participated in a host of activities at different locations throughout campus. Many thanks to San Bruno Fire Department, Skyline College Public Safety, San Mateo Community College District Construction Services, Allied Health, Cosmetology and Early Childhood Education programs for their fun-filled activities and exercises for the students. The event concluded with lunch and students left on buses going back to their respective schools.
This successful event was coordinated by Florentino Ubungen, Outreach Coordinator and Adriana Armas, Staff Assistant, Enrollment Services. In addition, over 60 Skyline College staff, faculty and students volunteered their time and created a wonderful experience for the San Bruno students, teachers and families. A special thanks to Joseph Morello, Dean of Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance for the use of the gymnasium and Facilities for preparing the buildings for our visitors.
This event would not have been possible without the support of the President’s Innovation Fund at Skyline College.