Monday, February 02, 2009

International Night at MLK School - 2/5 @ 6:30!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
THIS Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sharing Cultures. Creating Bridges.

Enjoy an international potluck of amazing foods from around the world and Ann Arbor! Take a tour around the world by strolling through King School’s hallways. Watch our King School students come together to celebrate our diversity by performing Israeli Folkdance, Spanish Song, Japanese Geisha dance, Bolivian dance, Japanese Karate, African American Gospel Music, Korean Tae Kwon Do, American Hip-Hop, Irish dance, Indian Bollywood dance, Dutch songs, Thai dance, Chinese Yo-Yo, more!

6:30-7:30 International Potluck (don’t be late!)
7:00-8:30 Student Performances (Performances will be simulcast into the gym.)

Please bring a dish to pass (enough to feed 18 people!—lots of hungry grandmas)
With serving utensil
Without nuts or peanuts please!
Label with name of dish, country of origin, and ingredients

Please dress in heritage clothing

NOTES: Parents must be responsible for and with their children at ALL times. Please remind children no running wild through the hallways and to be respectful during performances. Also, we have more students performing this year than ever before! Please be prompt, nice, and patient as it will be hot, noisy, crowded, chaotic, FUN, and we may run a little late. If your child cannot eat when excited, please feed before you come (or bring a healthy snack). Please also remember to allow for ample time to find parking and NO PARKING on either side of the circular drive.


If you would like to volunteer to help with the feast, contact Lisa Kohn NOW at

If you have a country poster you would like to post, contact Padma Anupindi at

Performers’ parents: If your child is performing, please feed and dress and do hair and makeup at home before you come, know where and when to meet your group leaders, and bring a healthy snack for afterwards. Prepare everything you need the night before to avoid last minute chaos.

Performance leaders: Make sure your groups practice entering the stage (ramp side), bowing, and exiting the stage (parking lot side). Must be fast! Have 1-2 parents assigned/stationed to help get kids on stage (ramp side) and off stage (parking lot side), and have a plan about where and when to meet before and afterwards. Afterwards is important to return them to their parents. Groups should report to the stage two acts before theirs. Remind children to be quiet and courteous and not wild while waiting in the wings. Get your music on CD to Mrs. Vanek NOW!


Sponsored by the King PTO.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang