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International Festival & Potluck - Nov 4, 2022
10/24/2022 6:08 pm
Wrap-up: Morse School International Festival 2022
The food! The energy! The activities and entertainment!
Over 300 members of the Morse community attended our annual International Festival & Potluck and it was AWESOME! This was the triumphant return of this family favorite event after a 3 year hiatus due to COVID-19. There was more food than you could imagine for the potluck dinner - our families truly outdid themselves making and bringing an incredible variety of dishes across many cultures. One of our beloved JK teachers - Mr. K - even cooked up fresh waffles for over an hour! Rumor has it that his students helped make the batter.
Our amazing volunteers planned and staffed the coolest activities - Greek dancing lessons, musical flags, World Cup soccer (special shout-out to our CRLS student volunteers), a Culture of India table, a tattoo station with flag tattoos and henna-like tattoos, an Aboriginal dot art activity, learn to write your name in different languages. Students earned raffle tickets for each activity they participated in, and we raffled off 3 amazing gift baskets at the end of the evening.
Speaking of the end of the evening...the grand finale was a performance by the MIT Lion Dance group. There were drums, costumes, acrobatics, and energy to spare - both from the dance group and the students. We learned so much about the traditional Lunar New Year lion dance. We got to see how the costumes work and the kids got to go up and touch the lions!
All in all, in was a night none of us will forget anytime soon.
We would be remiss if we didn't thank all of our volunteers. Thank you to the planning committee and the FMS board. Thank you to the school administrative staff. Thank you to the family who sponsored the entertainment. Thank you to all the folks who planned and staffed the activities. Thank you to everyone who organized the potluck and kept the food tables tidy. Thank you to everyone who cooked or brought a dish to the potluck. Amazing events like this don't happen without all of you!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Until next year!
You're invited to THE community potluck of the fall....the Morse School International Festival!
Details & Logistics
When: Friday, November 4, 2022
Time: 6-8 pm (set-up at 5:30 pm; clean up until 8:30 pm)
Where: Morse School
Tell me more...
The International Festival is an annual celebration of our diverse Morse School community, organized by the Friends of the Morse School. After a 3 year hiatus, we are beyond delighted to be able to bring back this event! It is always a highlight of the school year. Bring a dish for the potluck that represents your family and/or culture. Volunteer to help the event run smoothly. See you there! Read on for further details.
🌎 POTLUCK DINNER
Bring a dish to share that represents your culture or family. Sample dishes from around the world contributed by other Morse families!
🍽 Cook something, buy something, whatever works for you!
🍽 Bring the food with you when you arrive between 5:45 - 6pm if possible. If the dish should be served warm, please bring it already heated. We are not able to warm dishes on site. Please do NOT drop off early.
🍽 Volunteers will show you where to put your dish when you arrive.
🍽 Serving utensils will be provided.
🍽 We recommend bringing enough food for 8-10 servings.
🍽 Please use this card to identify your dish - print it out, complete the details, and bring it with you.
World Cup Soccer. Cultural dances. Write your name in different languages. And more! Earn raffle tickets for participating. Be sure to complete your family flag! Turn into your teacher or bring with you.
>> Morse Family Flag: Blank Flag | Description
>> Volunteers needed to staff the activities! SIGN UP HERE
🌏 ENTERTAINMENT & FREE RAFFLE
A special live performance is scheduled for 7 pm. Afterwards, we will select a raffle winner! Must be present to win the raffle.
We need lots of volunteers to help manage the food tables, staff the activities, set up, and clean up. Most volunteer slots are only 30 min. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the event with your family!
Want to stay up-to-date with FMS events and activities?
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Signing up is free and we don't collect dues; all donations are optional and appreciated. Our website and emails are available in any language supported by Google Translate. We send emails just once a week (usually).