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International Education Week In Newtown

Published: November 23, 2012 at 12:00 am

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International Education Week In Newtown

Last week, from November 12 to 16, Newtown’s schools individually recognized International Education week with a range of activities.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the United States Department of State and United States Department of Education.

The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) in conjunction with each of Newtown’s schools planned events for the week.


Sandy Hook School kicked off its celebration of the week early on Friday, November 9, when the Carnival Trio Caribbean Music group performed for students.


Special displays were set up at multiple schools, including Reed Intermediate School and Sandy Hook School.


On Monday, November 12, Hawley Elementary School student Matthew Pereira gave the morning announcement over the school’s loudspeaker, “Hello, my name is Matthew Pereira and today is the beginning of International Education Week. Each morning we will greet you with, ‘Hello, how are you?’ in a foreign language.” Monday’s language was Japanese.


Reed Intermediate School held “International Dress Day” on Tuesday, November 6, and teachers and students dressed in attire from other countries during the day, like student Sophia Spraggin and teacher Karin King, who both wore outfits from Ghana.


On Friday, an International Community Potluck Dinner was held at Newtown High School, and guests were asked to also bring the recipe for the dish they contributed, which will be added to a cookbook to be created by NICE.


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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 2