From The Diversity Committee:
Dear PSCCC Families,
We’re once again celebrating the diversity of our community with an International Food Day!
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 20th
WHAT this means for you:
– Bringing a small selection of food (6-8 pieces) to share that’s special to your family. That might be a dish that reflects your heritage, or something that you all love to eat and cook!
– Creating a heritage poster with your child. That might mean images of family, ancestors, food, flags, traditional garments, letters, landscapes, language, or anything that reflects a sense of home. Photos, drawings, collage – whatever you want.
On the 20th, parents are asked to arrive between the hours of 8:00-9:00 am to participate in a family activity with your child. The Rainbow and Bear posters will be displayed in the gym and the Little Star posters will be displayed in their classroom, and families can explore them together.
We’re hoping to have the posters in hand by the 19th at the latest, so that we have time to put them on the walls. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you. We will also provide poster board!
We will also be looking for parent volunteers that morning, to help collect and then set up the food in the gym for lunch. More on that in the weeks ahead (but if you know you’re free and want to volunteer, let us know!).
This event fits with a few themes of the season and school. Our children are exploring the “All About Me” theme in their classrooms, and sharing about their families and backgrounds builds on that. The food and festivities also honor the fall and harvest season. It draws inspiration from a favorite book, “Yoko” by Rosemary Wells, in which a cat brings sushi to school for lunch and her classmates make fun of her but then learn to celebrate their culinary diversity.
Main dishes, side dishes, and desserts welcome. Please keep in mind that it must be a nut-free dish.
More details will be sent closer to the day of the event. Thank you for helping us celebrate this special day.
The Diversity Committee and Martha