There are many celebrations that take the form of classroom activities or all-school events with the goal of expanding students' understanding of the world.
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African American History Celebration
Carlthorp School celebrates African American History Month throughout February, which culminates in a day-long celebration filled with booth activities, special visitors, delicious food, a plethora of learning opportunities and a celebration of African Americans that the students consider both informative and joyful! Examples of themes in past years have been scientists and inventors, adventurous trail blazers and explorers, artists, athletes, musicians, members of government and law enforcement, arts and literature.
La Fiesta Latina
La Fiesta Latina is an annual event focused on celebrating the culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. The day includes music, art, and Spanish-related activities. Students are encouraged to wear clothing that represents one of the Latin American countries, the colors of one of its flags or a jersey from a favorite Latin American team. Each year different countries are chosen to be studied and celebrated.
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year Celebration is an annual event that teaches students about the ways in which different countries celebrate, with a driving theme that Lunar New Year is generally a time for families to come together, share traditional meals, and welcome the new year. The school celebration includes an Asian-themed lunch and carnival with activities like brush painting, a dragon ball toss, karate, a meditation booth, origami and other fun activities. There is also a Kindergarten & First Grade dragon parade. The day culminates with a traditional Dragon Dance.
International Day is a celebration of different cultures that takes place every three years. Numerous booths populate the courtyard and are staffed by parents who have volunteered for that particular booth, most often because they have a connection to the country the booth represents. Most of the booths and tables have hands-on activities that teach students about the traditions of different countries. Throughout the day, the students listen to speakers and participate in interactive programs representing a variety of cultures around the world.
The Art Department, along with numerous parents, grandparents and friends of the Carlthorp Sschool community, volunteer their time and talents and organize an all-school art-filled activity day. This day, which takes place on a three year cycle along with International Day and S.T.E.M. Day, is devoted exclusively to the arts and allows students to spend their time exploring and learning about various art forms.
The third all-school celebration in the trio is S.T.E.M. Day. During this celebration students celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math. Students often create displays that illustrate a scientific principle, construct/build something of their own invention, or share surprising facts with illustrations. Three activities from Carlthorp’s S.T.E.M. Day that have subsequently become annual institutions are the Halloween pumpkin racing event, the Invention Convention, and the Trebuchet building competition.