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Plantation Middle School Hosts 2nd Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

January 30, 2020

Imagine what it would be like to be in China as the country celebrates the start of a new year. That’s what students from Plantation Middle School, who have been learning the Chinese language and culture, will be doing as they host the second annual Chinese New Year Celebration.

WHO:                   
Students from Plantation Middle School, Mirror Lake Elementary School and Peters Elementary School 

WHAT:                 
A fun-filled Chinese New Year celebration! Wearing traditional Chinese attire and dancing to the sound of ancient Chinese music, students will participate in cultural lion dancing, dragon dancing, and ribbon and fan dancing while surrounded by lanterns customary to China. Interactive booths allow attendees to speak with students in Chinese and learn about Chinese calligraphy, food, music, writing, games and sports. Special guests include students from Mirror Lake Elementary School and Peters Elementary School, who have been invited to participate in the celebration.   

WHERE:                
Plantation Middle School 
6600 W. Sunrise Blvd.,
Plantation, FL 33313

WHEN:                  
Friday, January 31, 2020, at 2:15 p.m.
                               

WHY:                    
Plantation Middle School offers students the opportunity to learn the Chinese language. The school obtained a grant through the Teacher of Critical Languages Program (TCLP), which is designed to increase the study and acquisition of important world languages in U.S. schools. This program allows schools to strengthen their teaching of Mandarin and Arabic by bringing Chinese, Egyptian and Moroccan teachers to the U.S. to teach their native languages and culture for an academic year. 

 

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