Wilder Elementary School’s Family Culture Night Draws 200 Participants

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Wearing her native Korean traditional dress is ESL teacher Eunhee Berringer, pictured with a fifth grade tudent. 




On Thursday, January 17, Wilder Elementary hosted Family Matters at Wilder Cultural Night in honor of the diversity of its school community.  Families shared their favorite foods, displayed artifacts about their heritage, and some dressed in traditional garb.  After a potluck dinner, sessions included Japanese calligraphy, family games in the gym and a drum circle jam in the music room.  Parents, children and teachers came together to share their diverse backgrounds and to celebrate their Pioneer school spirit. 

Hosting the evening were Eunhee Berringer (ESL teacher), Amy Hudson (music teacher), and Michael Spatafore (physical education teacher).  Also helping with the program were two Deb Millers (fourth grade teacher and ESL paraprofessional), Yelena Gerdt (intervention specialist), and Susan Young (second grade teacher).  Parent Kyoko Seki treated families to a lesson in calligraphy.  Two hundred parents and students attended the event.