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Fun School Movie Night Brings Scholars, Families, and Teachers Together

Alliance Academy of Cincinnati hosted its first kindergarten to fifth-grade movie night of the school year to bring families and staff together. The movie featured was “Sing 2.”
The leadership team with Principal Jenny White, and Deans Elizabeth Mundhenk, Carly Meurer, David Roy, and Jen Nardini organized the event while several teachers, Mr. Goins, Ms. Hutchinson, Mr. Lanphier, Ms. Woodly, and Mrs. Zappia stayed to enjoy the movie with families, as well.
Fresh popcorn and juice was provided to movie guests.

Families enjoyed fresh popcorn and juice. A community partner, Beech Acres, hosted an information table at the event to provide materials about the type of community resources the organization can offer to families.
Mundhenk asked parents to complete a survey. “Several parents mentioned how much they enjoyed coming together to enjoy something fun with their child and staff at Alliance,” she said.
Two Alliance teachers pause for a photo, Jennifer Zappia with her son, and Josh Lanphier.

Other comments received included:
  • “This was fun for the kids and also provided us with information to strengthen the overall education of our students, both in and out of school.”
  • “My child wouldn’t stop talking about the event.”
  • “This was great for the kids and the parents.”
  • “I got to spend quality time with my family.”
  • “I love how involved the teachers who attended were with our students and us as parents.”
This is one of the first inside events at Alliance since the pandemic.
Getting ready to watch “Sing 2” on the big screen.

“All our parent events are being planned to encourage them to come back into our building,” Mundhenk said. “We want parents to see the good things happening and to continue building positive partnerships with them.”
About Alliance Academy of Cincinnati
Alliance Academy of Cincinnati is a tuition-free, public charter school in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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