The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Special Education Department will be hosting six American Sign Language classes to get the PSJA community to learn more about the deaf community.
The new PSJA Sign Club is free and will be available to all PSJA parents, teachers and students. The first class is today, Oct. 9 from 5:00-6:00 pm, with the next one this month being held, Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The event will be held at The Bluebonnet Room (900 E Birch Ave., Alamo, TX 78516).
For more information, call (956) 279-9420.
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