P.S. 222’s Multicultural Night was aimed at educating our students to respect other cultures and to celebrate the cultural diversity of the community of Jackson Heights. Conducting a cultural activity night has always been an important goal of our school. We are proud of the variety of cultural backgrounds our students have brought us. Multicultural Night benefits our children and prepares them to be future global citizens.
Nineteen countries were represented, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, India, Myanmar/Burma, Phillipines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Peru, United States and Uruguay. The parents from these countries presented their ethnic heritage to the students and families of our school community. There were storytellers, musicians, dancers, artists and volunteers that were able to bring in a dish from their country. Our students were very engaged and excited with this hands-on learning experience of places around the world.