A Multicultural Night at an Elementary School
|Mason Crest Elementary School webpage with my son on the cover|
These students are not just children of immigrants. These children were born in other countries. Flags representing the countries of origin of students at Mason Crest can decorate its entire gym.
Unlike schools in the Philippines where students celebrate United Nations Day by wearing costumes from various countries, Mason Crest is multicultural every single day of the week.
A lot of the children at Mason Crest speak a language other than English at home. Yet, even without mother tongue instruction, it is obvious that all the children feel at home at Mason Crest. And in just one night of celebration, the children and their parents were able to go around the world, tasting food from various countries, seeing costumes and works of art, celebrating and appreciating differences, and at the same time, being one.
The video below is from the multicultural evening held at Mason Crest last year: