This week, Hometown parent volunteers treated kindergarten students to a special cultural event. Through stations set up in the library, classmates were introduced to different traditions in Palestinian Culture. Students took advantage of the unique opportunity to learn how to write their names in Arabic, try on traditional wedding attire and learn the Dabke Dance, which is a tradition at many Palestinian Weddings. They even tried delicious Meditteranean cuisines like pitas and hummus.
“Cultural diversity is something to celebrate! We want our students to be proud of their family traditions and feel comfortable sharing such traditions here at school,” said Principal Katy Speitzer.
Parent volunteers were encouraged to introduce the students to a new culture in hopes of expanding their horizons and teaching them the value of celebrating cultural diversity.
Students were encouraged to attend World Culture Night, to explore additional cultures.