Diversity was celebrated at Northeast Elementary School during the Black History Month program on Feb. 17. Students in pre-K and kindergarten created self-portraits, which served as the backdrop for a performance that drew a large crowd of parents and family members. In the week leading up to the celebration, each child wrote about why he or she is special and unique, and participated in a schoolwide read aloud.
The program opened with a welcoming song from West Africa, “Funga Alafia.” A kindergarten singalong was followed by a musical production, “The Crayon Box That Talked.” Each class dressed in a different color, turning the center of the gymnasium into a large rainbow. The message of the show was: “We are like a box of crayons. Every one of us is unique. And when we get together, our classroom is complete.”