At The International Community School, we intentionally value diversity. In that spirit, every year we celebrate United Nations (UN) Day. UN Day is a celebration of the more than 30 cultural and ethnic groups and 25 languages represented at our school.
You can’t miss our 15th annual celebration on Friday, November 4, 2016.
The festivities start with “Parade of Nations” at 9:45 am. This is a march through the Medlock community proudly showcasing our children’s traditional clothing and the flag of the country they are representing: From the United States of America to countries in different corners of 5 continents in our world. (Students should come to school at the regular time and be dressed in their traditional clothing (or wearing colors of the flag) when they arrive.
After the parade, we will have our “Celebration of Nations” program outside on the playground, where our students will entertain us with presentations, songs and dances.
Around 12:00 pm, we will have a “Potluck Luncheon.” What better way to show internationalism than through food and fellowship. We are asking parents to bring a traditional dish from their family/country. Each dish should provide a sample portion for 20-25 people per each grade level your children attend. Keep in mind that the school has no opportunity to heat or refrigerate dishes, so plan accordingly.
If your last name starts with A-H, please bring a sweet dish or plates and silverware (cookies, cake, fruits, knives, forks, and spoons). If it starts with J-Z, please bring a savory dish or drinks (meat, side dish, vegetables, water, juice).
Once the meal is concluded, students should depart with their parents. There will be no After School Program. Students who will take the bus home will leave at 2:00 pm from school.
Follow the weather forecast closer to the date and plan accordingly, since most of the celebration will take place outside.
Traffic: * Medlock Road will be closed from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Driving from Wood Trail Lane and Desmond Drive is encouraged.
* Parking available at Medlock Park and adjacent streets. Please be sure not to block neighborhood driveways or other vehicles.