Cypress Elementary Celebrates Cultural Diversity at Annual Event
Cypress Elementary School held it's Second Annual International Night on Friday, January 31st. This was a fun night in which Cypress celebrated the variety, complexity, and uniqueness of cultures from all over the world.
Upon arriving at the event, all Cypress Cubs were given a special map, and if they "visited" every country presented on the map, they received a fun prize. Kids and parents were encouraged to sample food from countries around the world, learn a fun fact about each country presented, and watch three cultural presentations.
Performers included Cypress students who attend TaeRyong Taekwando Studio in Newbury Park (Taekwando originated in South Korea), Irish dancing performed by the O’Shaughnessy Academy of Irish Dance, and a Hawaiian Hula performed by Bernadette Ahuna who is a grandmother of a Cypress student, and Hawaiian.
Many of the school's TK-5 students attended the event with their family members, learning about other cultures through food, costumes, music, and displays. This night was a fun opportunity to be unified by pride, and to celebrate all the richness and benefits received from being a diverse community. Way to go Cypress Cubs!