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21 June 2017

International Food Day 28th June

International Food Day (IFD) is off to a great start! Thanks to everyone who has signed up to bring food. So far, we are looking forward to enjoying food from:

Azerbaijan
Belarus
Brazil
Egypt
England
Finland
India
Italy
Japan
Korea
Morocco
Netherlands
Pakistan
Portugal
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
U.S.A.
Vietnam
 

Don’t see your country represented? No problem! You can still bring a dish to share. Don’t cook? Also not a problem! We need a lot of people to help receive food during drop off, setup for the event, serve food, and help clean up after the celebration. Please contact Alison Roos (alisonroos@gmail.com) to sign up or receive more information.

 

Important Information for Event Day

 

Parents and family members are welcome to join the celebration starting from 12:30pm. Please remember this is an event first and foremost for our children. Therefore, all children will be served first. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Children (and parents!) are encouraged to wear traditional clothing from their home countries. Children are also welcome to bring mats or picnic blankets so they can sit outside and enjoy their food with family and friends.

During IFD, tickets are exchanged for food and water. Tickets cost 50 cents each. One ticket buys a single portion of food or one bottle of water. You can buy tickets ahead of time (at one of our pre-sales) or during the event. On Wednesday, June 28, please send your child(ren) to school with their pre-purchased food and drink tickets or small coins so they can buy tickets for themselves.

 

Avoid long lines on the day. Buy your tickets early! The Student Council will host 3 ticket sales this year:

 

Wednesday, June 21, in the morning during drop off
Wednesday, June 21, in the afternoon during pickup
Wednesday, June 28, in the morning during drop off
 

No large bills please!

 

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards providing special experiences and treats for our children. Together, we can make IFD a great experience for everyone. See you on the 28th!

 

 

Please read on if you are bringing food to International Food Day:

 

Thank you for your contribution! Here are a few important things for you to know:

 

On Wednesday, food should be dropped off in the teachers’ team room.
Please clearly label your dish with the name of the country it is from.
Please include a list of the ingredients contained in your food. Some of our children have food allergies and this information is of great importance to them.
Please pack food in disposable containers or containers you are prepared to take home dirty. We regret that we will not be able to wash containers for you.
Plan to have one or two people from your country hand out food to the kids.
Finally, remember to decorate your tables and wear traditional clothes if you have them!

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