It was a "Celebrate Your Culture" night. Families were invited to bring small taster food items from their country of origin, or ancestry, to share. Students were encouraged to play music, dance or sing as well. Major success! For $1 per taste, you could sample Japanese Sushi, Chinese friend rice, Mexican tostadas, English scones with clotted cream, Ukrainian perogies, Swedish meatballs, Dutch pannekoeken (with chocolate sprinkles of course....hmmm, wonder who brought those?), African chicken, South African sausage rolls, Korean bbq, Iranian rosewater rice pudding, Italian tiramisu, Filipino spring rolls, American apple pie an a whole lot more. Yummmmmmmm!!!
In addition to the incredible food, there was a silent auction. Each class room had painted a platter with a local 'paint your own pottery' place. They were all beautiful, but my son's graduating seventh grade class really outdid themselves. I could not resist.
Many of the teachers chose a quote as the theme for their class platter...like this African proverb we all know so well that "It takes a village to raise a child". Another one I loved was "Art washes away the dust of everyday life." The fun part of owning this piece of art is that each of my son's classmates drew their own home, many of which he has visited.
That's our little blue cottage up there on the right!
They did such a good job. No word on the final totals yet, but I'm sure we raised heaps of money towards library books, phys. ed. equipment, computers, teacher classroom allowances and many other necessities for school.
Continuing the community spirit, tomorrow is Mom's Creative Day. It's a retreat I started last year for moms from school to spend a day together sewing, knitting, scrap booking, sorting their children's art, painting...you name it, we do it. What a great way to celebrate our talents on Mother's Day!
I hope you all enjoy Sunday and get some time for yourself to create, or watch your children do the dishes for you. Wouldn't that be a gift?!