A Celebration of Cultures
Abbey Lane Elementary School administrators, faculty, students and families gathered together for their "Multi-Cultural Night" at Levittown Memorial Education Center on Nov. 9. The room featured decorated tables with flags from different countries, colorful balloons and a variety of cuisine to enjoy from around the world, courtesy of Abbey Lane families and local businesses.
World Language Honor Society students from both Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school assisted with serving the food and a mariachi band entertained guests as they mingled with fellow community members. Students and their families were invited to dress in their cultural attire and place a sticker with their name on it on a giant world map which was located on one of the walls. The map will be displayed in the school lobby to celebrate the diversity of the school community.
Following the dinner, guests were invited to enjoy performances from the Y.H. Park Taekwando Academy, Donny Golden School of Irish Dance and a flamenco dance performed by Abbey Lane parent Lisa Nazli. In addition, each family received a goodie bag to take home.
"This is the second year that we have put on this event," said Principal Dr. George Maurer. "We have great diversity in our school community and we like to celebrate that diversity. It's a really nice opportunity for students to come down and share their culture and a great way to bring people together."