World Cultures Market Day Tuesday April 10th 12:15-3:00pm
The 3rd through 5th grade are hosting the Marketplace this year. All Lawton students will tour Marketplace with their class and sample local foods from the different regions or parts of history featured by the 3rd through 5th grade classrooms. Make sure to ask you children what foods they tried at Marketplace Tuesday evening. If you would like to volunteer to help students at Marketplace this year, please contact your child’s teacher.
World Cultures Open House Thursday April 12th 6-8pm
The school is transforming into a worldly celebration. This year join us for the World Cultures open house, Thursday April 12th, from 6-8pm ands travel the world.
The kindergarten students have been studying different regions of South America, while the first grade students have focused on different regions of Asia. Travel through the South Pacific and Australia with the 2nd graders but watch out for any passing kangaroos. Upstairs student have been dicing into adventure, mythology, history and civics. The 3rd grade students have focused on North America, with emphasis on Alaska and the Klondike Gold Rush, the journey of Lewis and Clark, and the Native American and Mexican cultures in the southwest. Take a European tour with the 4th grade students before exploring the vast diversity found in the African countries with the 5th graders. It will be a spectacular display of student learning so come and travel the world through the eyes of the Lawton students. We are positive that you will enjoy the adventure around the globe.
PASSPORTS: Lawton students will receive passports but the format is slightly different than in years past. The passports will have 2 questions from each area. Lawton students will write answers to the questions on the passports while they tour around with their families. The completed passort will be brought to Customs for an approval stamp and a travel souvenier. Passports will be collected so students can share information and discuss their trip around the globe in class on Friday to continue their learning. Passports for young siblings will be available too so they can check off their travels around the globe. Souvenirs from customs will only be available for Lawton students due to the procured amount. Thank you for you’re understanding.
CUSTOMS: Students and families can go to Customs after they are finished touring around to get a customs stamp on their passports. Customs will be open 6:45-8:00 pm. Students can go to Customs for their stamps anytime after 6:45. Any students/families still around at 7:45 will be asked to move to customs at that time. Classrooms viewing areas will close at 7:45 and Customs will close at 8 pm. Customs will be located in the commons (a.k.a the lunchroom). There will also be a video with photos from the past few weeks of students engaged in the integrated social studies and arts, world cultures focus.
PARKING: World Cultures is a popular event and many of the Lawton families attend. Parking is always difficult. If possible families are encouraged to walk to the event or carpool. Please remember when parking on the surrounding residential streets to respect parking laws. Please do not block any driveways and park on legal spots on the streets. In the spirit of respecting our neighbors and the world, we hope to keep our residential neighbors to the school happy.
World Cultures Closing Assembly Friday April 13th 2:15-2:45pm (3rd through 5th grade only in attendance)
A performance of Polynesian dance with Room 103, as well as songs from a couple of classes. Teachers of the classes performing songs will let parents know via e-mail later in the week.