The Roslyn High School Asian Cultural Exchange Club (ACE) recently hosted a Lunar New Year celebration.
The event featured a variety of entertaining performances that included Chinese yo yo, singing and rapping, a fashion show, musical instruments, and even a lion dance! The entertainment was performed by students throughout the district, as well as a professional face-changing master performing the traditional art.
“Events like this offer great opportunities for our students to get a glimpse into different cultures,” said teacher and club advisor Huichee Yeh. “It was a wonderful evening for the community to come together for discovery and celebration.”
Teacher Huichee Yeh with Roslyn Middle School Principal Craig Johanson and Roslyn school community members joined in on the celebration, as well as Ms. Falcone’s second grade class with class mother Mrs. Lee at Harbor Hill School joined in on the celebration.
Roslyn Middle School welcomed in the Year of the Rabbit on Friday, January 20, 2023 with a wide buffet of Asian cuisine. Students also had the opportunity to try character painting and lantern making.
Harbor Hill students in Ms. Falcone’s second grade class learned about the Year of the Rabbit with text, video, song, art, and play. The students were delighted by a surprise visit from a class mother.
“It was wonderful having Mrs. Lee visit our classroom and teach us about the Lunar New Year,” said Ms. Falcone. “We read, sang songs, learned a little bit of Mandarin, played with traditional puppets, and made crafts together. Ms. Falcone’s class celebrating Lunar New Year with class mother Mrs. Lee.
East Hills students made lanterns. red envelopes, and dragons, and were visited by class mothers who arrived dressed in colorful native clothing to teach them about the traditions surrounding Lunar New Year.
“As a school community, we feel it is important to celebrate our cultural diversity,” said Assistant Principal Jennifer Sheehan. “Our students and staff spent time learning about and creating crafts centered around Lunar New Year and what it represents.”
Pictured here are photos from the event.
—Submitted by Cynthia Younker of the Roslyn School District