CULTURAL AWARENESS WEEK AT ROOSEVELT & INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
The CULTURAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE will host International Night during Roosevelt’s Open House on Thursday, January 30th.
See below for a full list of the events for the week.
List of Events
January 27 – 31, 2020
ROOSEVELT FAMILY ROOTS DISPLAY
Who does not love old family photos? Display and share your own cultural heritage by bringing in photocopies of old family photos. The “ROOSEVELT FAMILY ROOTS” will be displayed near the main
office. Pictures should be submitted to your teacher by Monday, January 20th (See details at at the bottom of this list)
CULTURAL DOLLS DISPLAY
Remember your first grade nationality doll project? Display your cultural dolls again! Current first grade nationality dolls show cased outside their classrooms. Students from all grades are invited to bring in their first grade nationality dolls, if they still have them. If you do not have one, feel free to make one to add to the display. Please place your name and current home room number on the back of the doll, and
place it in a Ziploc bag. Nationality dolls should be submitted to your teacher by Monday, January 20th. Dolls will be returned in February.
Learn to say hello in another language! Our ESL teacher has prepared students to give greetings during morning announcements each day of the week.
Flags will be displayed in the halls by the main office.
Thursday – TRADITIONAL DRESS DAY!!!
Students are invited to wear outfits representing their own culture/heritage.
Thursday – International Night in combination with Open House
International night will consist of traditional dancing and cultural tables in conjunction with open house on Thursday, January 30th. The traditional dancing will take place in the auditorium and South gym. Each performance will be completed twice in order to give parents and students enough opportunity to visit classrooms and observe the dancing. Cultural tables will be set up in the South Gym with artifacts as well as store bought food to be shared with everyone. Food will be on a first come first basis and is to give a taste of the countries’ cuisine.
FAMILY ROOTS PHOTO PROJECT
Whether your family is new to the United States or your family has been in the country for many generations-we would like to celebrate the many different and wonderful backgrounds here at Roosevelt Elementary School!
We are going to create a Roosevelt Family Roots display. Each Roosevelt student (siblings/cousins may submit together) is encouraged to display their favorite family photos that depict their
older relatives from different countries and from different times. These beautiful images will show family resemblances, traditional dress and spark many wonderful conversations between our Roosevelt families.
Pictures should be labelled and submitted to your child’s teacher by Monday, January 20th.
NO ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, PLEASE. Send copies of pictures and include who is in the picture, where they are from, and if possible, include a photo of our Roosevelt student with it. Since we are limited in space, we will limit photos to one 8×10 piece of paper. The gallery of photos can have photos from both the maternal and paternal ancestry. However, please try to keep it within the size of 8×10. If you would like to submit more photos, we may put them up if room is available.
Please let the CULTURAL EVENTS COMMITTEE know if you have any questions.