18th annual tamalada at De Zavala ES

                                                      Media Advisory

What:      Annual La Tamalada: Elementary students and parents will gather to
                 make tamales – with fun lessons in math & science


Where:    De Zavala Elementary School, 2311 San Luis St.

When:     Dec. 14 (Friday), 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – preparations
                                           1:45 p.m. – tamale-eating begins 

La Tamalada, the popular De Zavala Elementary School tradition will continue Friday, when students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades and parents gather to make hundreds of tamales.

The 18th annual event is sponsored by the school’s bilingual program. In addition to preserving tradition, the event will give students an opportunity to see how math and science are applied daily, with correct measurements and temperature being an important part of the tamale-making process.

Students and parents will prepare the tamales for cooking in the morning (at the above time) by spreading masa on corn husks and filling them with meat, and the finished product will be enjoyed during an afternoon party.


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