March 19, 2014
International Night is in two weeks, so you should be having fun researching for your heritage board. Both our West Vincent library and the Henrietta Hankin Library have several shelves of books about different countries. Be sure to take accurate notes on your country using reliable sources. When you have completed your research, draw a rough draft of your tri-fold board. Have a parent review your rough draft. Make corrections before starting your final tri-fold board.
If possible collect a few artifacts, such as instruments, maps, coins, artwork, and crafts from the country you are researching. Perhaps your parents can arrange for you to borrow these items for your display. If you plan to prepare a cultural food item for International Night use this time to locate a recipe, make a test batch, and write up an ingredients list to display with your board. We have students with food allergies, so please be sure your parents help you list every ingredient.
We are also hosting a cultural fashion show for anyone who is interested in participating. Please complete the “Fashion Show Information Sheet” and return it to Mrs. Vanemon by March 27th. Then plan to wear your cultural clothing to the event. Our fashion show will kick off this year’s event.
Remember this presentation is for you to showcase your heritage. It’s your chance to teach us!
Mrs. Flexner and Mrs. Vanemon
& the West Vincent PTA
Optional Fashion Show Information Card - please print and return to school if you child will be in the Fashion Show.