International Night draws 300 Ben Franklin families

On March 10, Ben Franklin Elementary School held its first International Night. Students, families and staff alike attended the event. Everyone helped set up food booths, exhibits and entertainment from various countries.

There was a Middle Eastern band, African Congo drummers and Hungarian and Russian dancers. The Spanish Club students performed a skit and songs.

As students entered the school they were given a "passport" to admit them into the various countries. As they "cruised" through the school their passports were stamped. Some countries had crafts or games as part of their booth.

Families and students were dressed in their traditional attire and food booths lined the gym. Over 300 families attended this first event celebrating our school diversity. Everyone commented on how exciting it was to see so many countries represented and how proud all the students were to share their culture.[[In-content Ad]]