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And the Treat Goes On for Mothers of Centro Infantil San Pablo

By Mireille Rita Grovier, photography by Jay Grovier

It is an undeniable fact that the annual event celebrating the Mothers of the Students of Centro Infantil San Pablo will be amazing, guaranteed to surpass the excellent performances of previous years, and filled with delightful surprises. This year’s production was no exception. Supervised and masterminded by Adrian Ross, avid supporter of both church and school, this year’s festivities took place on Friday, May 8, at 10:30am, on the lawn of St. Paul’s Church. Round tables and chairs were spread out on the lawn for the mothers and assorted guests, and a gaily decorated backdrop awaited the performers.

Because of the incomparable orchestration and choreography of the school’s directora, Patricia Palacios Cortez, America of the 1980s was transformed into San Miguel of 2015.

There were the three-year-old “Village People,” with arms striving to emulate the letters and moving to the music of “YMCA.” Four-year-old Michael Jacksons, black hats and single white gloves on hand, performed to “Beat It.” Three-year-olds yet again, in hard hats and with one mustachioed and uniformed policeman, were “Men at Work.” Five-year-old boys, banjos in hand and ultimately strewn across the lawn, sent the message that “I Was Made for Lovin’ You.” Their female counterparts, attired in red and orange skirts, advanced their maturity briefly with “Feel Like a Woman.” During all of the performances, guests at the tables enthusiastically clapped in time to the rhythms. The entire cast of students was spread across the lawn for a final bow, followed by the directora and teachers.

Trays of cookies and pitchers of ice tea were brought to the tables, and the children were given boxes of fruit juice. The children gave their mothers the Mother’s Day gifts they had made for them in class. The refreshments and presents concluded another spectacular Mother’s Day surprise. One can only wonder what greater surprises will be in store for mothers in 2016!

Centro Infantil San Pablo (CISP), founded by St. Paul’s Anglican Church in 2001, provides early education for underprivileged children. Over 240 five-year-olds have successfully completed our three-year program. A sponsorship for a child is always welcome. Donations are also appreciated. Advisory Committee members are often needed. For additional information, go to or email us at


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