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‘Planet Greenwood’ celebrates elementary school’s diversity

December 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Greenwood Elementary celebrated the diversity of the school at its first annual “Planet Greenwood” last week. Here’s a write-up from Diane Dieterich:

Over 200 people enjoyed the night of festivities at our first annual Planet Greenwood celebration at Greenwood Elementary last week. Planet Greenwood was a celebration of the diversity at our school and in our neighborhood through art, books, and food. Kids received stamps in their personal passports as they traveled around the school tasting foods from other countries, looking at art inspired by cultures across the world, locating their family’s heritage on our “Where in the World are You From” map, and browsing the bookfair.

The school would like to give a special thanks to these neighborhood ethnic restaurants that donated food for our “Taste of Greenwood.”

  • Gainsbourg Lounge
  • Greenwood Mandarin
  • Greenwood Market
  • Kabab House
  • King Falafel
  • Luisa’s
  • Zuma Groceries
  • Mori Japanese Restaurant
  • Olive & Grape
  • Pad Thai Plaka Estiatoria

Families also contributed an incredible array of food for our international potluck. Thanks for sharing your special food and their stories with your community.

We also would like to thank Santoros book store for sponsoring the book fair that evening, and providing our kids with an incredible array of books to choose from. Our thanks also to Top Ten Toys for their donations to the event.

We plan to make this an annual event. Please contact the PTA at Greenwood Elementary at pta_board@greenwoodpta.org if your business or group would like to be involved in this or other multicultural events in the future.

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