Walnut Acres International Festival -- Small World; Big Dreams
Fri, Jun 1
Walnut Acres Elementary

 Hello Walnut Acres Elementary School Parents!

My name is Jenny and I have 2nd grader and kindergartner daughters at WA. I want to invite you to join me in participating in a new school-wide community event for our children at Walnut Acres. The seed of this idea for an International Festival has been growing for the past two years as I’ve talked with other parents about raising children who are interested in understanding others and proud of their own heritage. We have such a rich diversity of backgrounds represented at Walnut Acres; there is so much to learn from one another! I envision this event as an opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that exists in our classrooms and spark curiosity about the wider world.

To prepare for this event, kids can research the countries of their ancestors and share what they’ve learned through authentic costumes, patriotic music, and international cuisine. A country can be represented by a single family or several families working together. A display can include crafts, flags, currency, foods, clothing, maps and photos etc. A demonstration or performance of singing, dancing or music would also be possible. This is an opportunity to showcase your family’s background and to teach others in our community about the many cultures represented in our school.

Children attending the event will receive passports for stamping to carry along from "country" to "country." If the kids get all the stamps, they will get a little souvenir. Parents are encouraged to support their children's efforts to educate one another on the unique differences in their own family's culture.

In order to make this event happen, we need many parents' participation and help! If you are interested in getting involved, please sign up now through this Konstella sign up. You will be able to indicate the country you’d like to showcase. We will have a planning meeting after spring break. I will contact those who are interested to set up a meeting time. 

 

Please contact me if you have any questions about this event.

Warmly,

Jenny Kim

smallworldbigdreamsforkids@gmail.com


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