International mindedness is innate in our school. We understand and appreciate one another, we are curious about the world, and about other cultures and beliefs. We see it and we feel it every day: the school explores and celebrates cultural differences in a nurturing and intentionally multi-ethnic educational environment.
Once a year we make this a big statement and celebration. We organize United Nations Day (U.N. Day) because it is important for ICS to celebrate OUR global community through sharing our heritage. The children’s heritage comes from their ancestors, so bringing in the families, and making them very much a part of this celebration is vital.
You can’t miss our annual celebration on Friday, November 1st, 2019.
(Rain date, November 8th)
The festivities start with “Parade of Nations” at 9:30 am, be sure to arrive by 9:15 am. The children parade proudly showcasing their family’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.
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.
Do you want to learn more about this amazing celebration? Check out these past articles:
Follow the weather forecast closer to the date and plan accordingly, since most of the celebration will take place outside.
* Parking available at Medlock Park and adjacent streets. Please be sure not to block neighborhood driveways or other vehicles.