Monrovia’s Plymouth Elementary Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Family Night

Students in Monrovia’s Plyouth Elementary Mandarin Dual Immersion program. – Courtesy photo/ Plymouth Elementary
Students in Monrovia’s Plyouth Elementary Mandarin Dual Immersion program. – Courtesy photo/ Plymouth Elementary

The Plymouth Elementary Chinese New Year Family Night is being hosted by their school’s PTA, and the event’s co-chairs have been hard at work creating a fun and entertaining evening for their school. The evening will start with performances from Plymouth students. There will be complimentary tea, hot cocoa, Chinese New Year candies, and oranges (which are considered to be good fortune for the Chinese New Year). They will also have an Asian food truck on site.

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture, and they feel that it is vitally important to their DI (Dual Immersion) curriculum to bring some of the traditional Chinese New Year energy, colors, tastes, and sounds to our students through this Family Night celebration. They believe that experiencing Chinese culture greatly enhances students’ learning of the Chinese language, and students are actively using their verbal and written skills to learn songs and make props for their performances. This year, their co-chairs have made it a priority to extend this cultural experience beyond their DI classrooms to also include their English-only classes. Their hope is that this event enriches the learning and experiences of their entire campus.

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