Underwood’s Cultural Fair – May 2nd

The Underwood Cultural Fair will take place on Thursday, May 2nd @ 4:30-5:30 pm. We are looking forward to a fun and enriching community-building event. We hope many families will participate in some way as we celebrate the cultures of the world and family connections to them. Even if your child chooses not to create a project, the larger community is invited to attend the event and learn about the various countries and topics that will be on display. Please contact any of the team members (listed below) planning this event should you have questions or would like to volunteer!

NEW - Poster Workshop

New this year will be Cultural Fair Poster Workshop. All Underwood students are invited to attend on Wednesday, April 24th from 3:00 - 5:00 at Underwood. Parents can attend, but are not required. We will have supplies and provide support to help students make posters. There will also be access to Underwood computers and printers. Please sign up here.

What is it?

The Underwood Cultural Fair will have projects from many cultures and countries displayed in a convention format. All families are invited to showcase projects on countries, cultures, and topics of interest. Topics may include geography, language, cuisine, sports, traditions, everyday life, music, plants and animals, etc. from any country or culture.  

Check out this slide show from Ms. Phillips to learn more!

How do I sign up?

Please use the SignUp Genius link here to sign up to participate. Sign up by April 12th! 

The signups are viewable by all participants, so feel free to partner with other families in your planning in order to offer a breadth of information about your country of choice. Students will learn where their project will be displayed prior to the May 2nd event and students can bring their project to the school that afternoon.

Some ideas are listed below:

The Cultural Fair Team

  • Kathleen Smith, Principal
  • Greta Phillips, ELL Teacher
  • Andy Gluck, Building Aide
  • Ernesto Hernandez, Grade 3 Teacher
  • Megan Murphy, Grade 5 Teacher
  • Liz Orlando, Grade 2 Teacher
  • Anna Wheeler, Music Teacher
  • FORJ Volunteers: Erika Holmberg & Elisa Rodriguez