A Celebration of Cultures!

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Dozens of community members joined in the celebration at Shoreham-Wading River Central School District’s recent English as a New Language Family Literacy and Cultural Share Night, held at Miller Avenue School. Posters, flags, stations of various cultures, foods from all nations, packets of questions to stimulate conversations and other getting-to-know-you games and activities for students and their families were part of the event that welcomed all to the school community. ENL teachers Ms. Jennifer Hoey, Ms. Tricia McCabe and Ms. Susana Vique-Kearney and Director of Humanities Mrs. Nicole Waldbauer organized the event along with librarians from the North Shore Public Library. Students and their families learned about important resources offered by the district and the public library, signed up for library cards and shared dinner and fun activities with teachers and administrators. Several students then shared their touching “I Am” poems, a project they worked on with the ENL teachers and with the help of their families.