international night

     international night
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    @ TPS
    Each fall we gather as a TPS community to celebrate the diversity within our school, and diversity within the larger world. Our school is transformed into myriad international displays featuring the ancestries and nationalities of our students, as well as international displays organized by international centers from Indiana University. And we're treated to international music and dance performances, too!

    Volunteers: There are a number of options and shifts available (primarily on the day of the event, though one or two beforehand). These options include setting up kitchen, food patrol, setting up displays, room set-up and take down, etc. Please contact Rebecca Mankowski ( if you are able to volunteer.

    Family Displays: Indiana University international and area studies centers will be there again with their amazing interactive displays. We also encourage families to create their own displays to share our international backgrounds and connections. If you would like to have your own table for a family display, please contact Hilary Kahn Johnson (   

    Food: This is always a major food event (lots of great eating from all corners of the world). As always, we encourage everyone to bring a dish to share (and a serving utensil). Please also bring a label or a description of the food itself (and any specific or non-obvious hidden food items, like peanuts or shellfish or pork). Remember that the U.S. is part of the world! We would really like people to commit to bringing a main dish. Please contact Rebecca at

    Poster Making: Looking for a fun and easy way to engage your family in TPS's International night? Even if you can't make it to the event on the evening of Thursday November 16th this is a great way to participate. We are asking families to choose a county (perhaps one with which you have a connection) and make a poster on a 1/2 size sheet of poster board. With markers, list the name of your country, the capital, a fun fact and a picture (hand drawn is fine) of the country flag. You can drop your poster off to the front office anytime in the days leading up to the event!
    We are extremely grateful for the annual organization of this event by the Director of the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change & TPS Parent, Hilary Kahn, and TPS Parent Rebecca Mankowski. For event questions, to put together a booth, or to volunteer for the event, please contact one of them directly by clicking on their names above.

    The Project School & Center for the Study of Global Change would like to thank all their many wonderful partners. Without their support, this evening would not be possible. Here are our great 2019 partners:

    Turkish Language Flagship

    Chinese Language Flagship

    Chinese Calligraphy Club

    Russian Language Flagship

    Arabic Language Flagship Center

    Russian & East European Institute

    Institute for European Studies

    Center for the Study of Global Change

    The Galimore Family

    The TPS 3rd grade Girl Scout Troop

    Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    Dhar India Studies Program

    Center for the Study of the Middle East

    Inner Asian Uralic National Resource Center

    Office of International Student Services

    African Studies Program

    Mathers Museum of World Cultures

    Books & Beyond

    TPS Class 6/7


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