Piney Orchard ES Celebrates Culture
The Piney Orchard Elementary School PTA offered its families a trip across the world during their recent well-attended and very delicious annual cultural night.
Titled “Celebrating an Evening with the Seven Continents & Silent Auction,” the evening featured international food prepared by more than a dozen local restaurants and entertainment brought in to showcase music, dance, storytelling and native dress from around the world.
A Silent Auction featured a vast array of items donated from POES family and friends, as well as the POES staff. Each teacher provided an item of opportunity, such as lunch, ice cream or golf for their grade level bidding.
To view a photo, click on the thumbnail. All photos by Donna McCormick for Suburban Scene.
The Arvidson family enjoyed some family time while trying foods from around the world.
Ryan Kim, 6, and his little sister Lauren, 2, took a break from their own picture taking just long enough to show off Laurens beautiful Korean outfit.
Storyteller Joseph “Stands with Many” shares a Cherokee story with a group of very attentive children.
Dancing and story telling blend perfectly under the guidance of Joseph “Stands with Many”.
The Silent Auction drew a lot of attention from children and parents alike, many hoping to win the chance to do an activity with their teacher. This area was especially busy with children bidding and parents keeping a watchful eye on the dollar figure they were committing to!
Fifth grader Emily MacMinn hopes to win the mini golf outing with her teacher.
Showcasing items from the continent of Australia are POES Principal Karen Bailey, event chair Lari Brent Chandler, and Assistant Principal Susan Mosay. Children could fill their Passport with stamps as they traveled through their evening!
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