Many thanks to Elizabeth E. Warren, who does public relations for the Hillside Elementary School PTA, for sending along this round-up and photos from a recent event at the school.
Students at Hillside Elementary School are rooted in an appreciation of diversity, achievement of high standards, and respect of self and others. So, what can a child do to promote world peace?
At Hillside, it starts with International Family Fun Night. Hundreds of students and their families gathered on Friday night, October 4th, to celebrate each other. Developed as a result of feedback from the PTA survey, this is the school’s first family dance with an international theme that blends the diversity of the student body for an evening of cultural music, performances and food.
“This inaugural multicultural dance has generated enormous support from the Hillside community plus our phenomenal local business partners. We are partnering with over 20 nearby businesses, such as Dance FX and Panda Express with their mascot Pei Pei, that are generously donating food and talent to make this event successful,” said Event Chairperson Lisa Byas.
What was created was remarkable. Just a few of the countries represented at the International Family Fun Night were Argentina, Finland, Ireland, Peru, Turkey, and the United States. Students enjoyed seeing their classmates and families perform music and dances with Latin, Irish, and Indian influences. Everyone dined on delicacies including empanadas, baklava, challah kugel and matza, tacos, and tapas.
“International Family Fun Night was an
incredible event that really showcased the vibrant Hillside community,” said
Hillside Principal Dr. Maisha Otway. “I was thrilled to see so many students,
parents and teachers came together to celebrate each other.”
For more information about Hillside Elementary School, visit http://school.fultonschoools.org/es/hillside.