Harry McKillop Elementary students travel the world for Multicultural Day


Feb 2019
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Harry McKillop Elementary students traveled the world on Wednesday, Feb. 27 as part of the school’s second annual Multicultural Day.

Students from all grade levels spent two hours visiting 10 different countries: Vietnam, Malta, Uruguay, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico, Nepal, Ukraine, South Korea, and South Africa. At each country, parent volunteers shared colorful, immersive presentations that featured facts about the geography, history, customs, and culture of their native country.

Assembling Cookies in Uruguay

Rosana Adams shows students how to assemble dulce de leche sandwich cookies, a popular treat in Uruguay.

Maryna Gaponova Shares Artifact

Maryna Gaponova shares a Ukrainian artifact.

Brazilian Currency

Diogo Castro teaches students about the currency of Brazil.

The presenters brought in authentic artifacts for the students to view; some even provided a popular food or drink sample from their country.

As the students visited each country, they received a stamp in their Multicultural Day passport.

2019 Multicutural Day Families

A group photo of the volunteers that participated in the Spring 2019 Multicultural Day at Harry McKillop Elementary.

Multicultural Day is a parent-led initiative sponsored by the McKillop Elementary PTO and organized by parent volunteer, Maryna Gaponova. Parents who are interested in participating in the next Multicultural Day event can contact the school or the McKillop Elementary PTO.

Students at North Creek Elementary will have their Multicultural Day the morning of April 26, 2019.

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Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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