PTO INTERNATIONAL WEEK
April 15 - 21, 2018
It's here! It's there!! It's everywhere!!!

Our foremost event at Shorewood Hills Elementary School is REALLY here!

Here at Shorewood, different nationalities, cultures, and customs come together and fuse into one wonderful and safe learning community where our children thrive even as they each explore and embrace their individuality.

From April 16 - 21, we will experience the food, clothing, music, dance, and uniqueness of different cultures and countries represented here without ever getting on a plane! 

Mark your calendars for this wonderful and joyous experience! Come out and let's celebrate the beauty of our diversity!

Ways to get involved:

The parade will happen Wednesday, April 18th in the gym at Shorewood. Children can get dressed up in traditional clothing and walk across the stage for the school that morning and again for another performance in the evening. Participation in one or both performances is great. Click below to finalize a spot! Deadline to apply is April 6th, 2018. Contact Jessica Fields,  jrwillia22@yahoo.com with questions or concerns.

Children can sing, dance, or play a traditional musical number associated with a specific country or region.  Due to time constraints there are limited spots available so sign up today! Deadline to sign up is April 2nd, performances should be a MAXIMUM of 3 minutes and 30 seconds. There is a mandatory rehearsal Friday April 13th from 3:30-5:30. Contact Miryeong Hong if you have more specific questions her email is miryeongoni@gmail.com 

On Saturday April 21st from 11-1 the school gyms turn into something that we all can appreciate. Come sample food from all over the world. If you are willing to cook and/or serve a dish please sign up below or contact Julie Eichorn at (just1julie4pu@yahoo.com) or Lindsay Cahsen (lindsaystortz@hotmail.com). The need for food unites us all and we need all the different dishes and help we can get! 

4. Participate in Global Village. 
Global Village happens Saturday April 21st from 11:30-2 pm.  If  you are interested in providing kids and parents a glimpse into a country by hosting all or part of a classroom please consider getting involved! Email Albi Schroeder (adespins@madison.k12.wi.us) or Tracy Koziol (tracykoziol@gmail.com).  This is a unique opportunity to share some facts, play a game, or create something that opens our kids minds to the world around them. Deadline to notify us that you would like to host a country is April 2nd.

5. Raffle or Food Donations:
If you or your company can donate some sort of good that can be raffled or a more substantial food donation please contact Lindsay Cashen or Julie Eichorn or sign up on this form

6. Wonders of the World: 
We know about the 7 recognized wonders of the world but there are more! If there is a picture(s) of a place you call home or somewhere special you have traveled send it to Jessica Krewson at jess.krewson@gmail.com  We will print the pictures and use them as decorations just make sure to provide the city/state/country as well.  Horizontal and vertical images are needed. By sending us an image you are agreeing to let us print the image and that you have the rights to it. Sizes needed are 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10. Deadline to submit is Tuesday April 10th.


The schedule for the week is below:

SHOREWOOD HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2018  INTERNATIONAL WEEK EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT

DESCRIPTION

DATE / TIME

VENUE

Art Session /Decorations


A  team of volunteers will work with our kids to create beautiful artwork representing the diversity and uniqueness they bring to our school.

Sunday,

April 15


2:00-4:00 pm


Eagle Heights Gymnasium at the Community Center, Eagle Heights University Apartments,

611 Eagle Heights, Madison WI 53705.

Parade


Our kids get to wear, showcase and describe the traditional outfits from different countries at both event times.

Wednesday,

April 18 

 

2 event times:

9.00am  & 6.00pm

Shorewood Hills Elementary School Gymnasium

Performance


 

Our kids perform traditional songs, dances, martial arts, etc., from different countries around the world.

Wednesday,

April 18 

 

2 event times:

9.00am  & 6.00pm

 

Rehearsal times to be announced.


Shorewood  Hills Elementary School Gymnasium

Global Village


We convert our kids’ classroom to amazing exhibition spaces in which different countries represented at our school display cultural items that tell us more about them. What a wonderful learning experience!


If you are interested in providing kids and parents a glimpse into a country by hosting all or part of a classroom please consider getting involved! Email Albi Schroeder (adespins@madison.k12.wi.us) or Tracy Koziol (tracykoziol@gmail.com).  This is a unique opportunity to share some facts, play a game, or create something that opens our kids minds to the world around them. Deadline to notify us that you would like to host a country is April 2nd.

Saturday,

April 21

 

11:30am- 2:00pm

Shorewood Hills Elementary School Classrooms

Food Fair


Parents, teachers, and friends our school cook an authentic dish to share with everyone! YUM!!!

Tickets required!

Cooks and Volunteers eat FREE!!!

 


 

Saturday,

April 21

 

11:00am-1:00pm


Shorewood Hills Elementary School Gymnasium and Cafeteria


 

For more information, please contact us