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Three booths feature variety of programs EGUSD offers and highlight diversity of students and staff across a sweeping, fast-growing district

WHAT: Elk Grove Multicultural Festival — celebrating the food, art, fashion, dance, music, entertainment, and other distinctive elements of the City of Elk Grove’s diverse population.  Valley High School’s Junior ROTC will be part of opening ceremonies and Elizabeth Pinkerton, former Elk Grove Unified educator and administrator will be given the key to the City of Elk Grove.  Admission and parking are FREE.

WHERE: Elk Grove Regional Park – 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHO:  Citizens from throughout Elk Grove and surrounding communities, including representatives from EGUSD who will be set up at two booths to speak with festival-goers about all the district has to offer and our rich and diverse educational community where our students speak more than 70 different languages.  Among the EGUSD areas represented are:

  • Student Support and Health Services
  • English Learner Services
  • Career Technical Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Equity
  • Communications
  • Elementary Education
  • FACE (Family and Community Engagement)
  • Transportation
  • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support)

WHY:  It is a day to celebrate other cultures and the people in Elk Grove who represent them, as well as the joys and enrichment that come from learning about others, experiencing their customs and traditions, and building a stronger community through education and understanding. Among the educational-related activities and resources available at the EGUSD booths will be:

  • Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hmong interpreters
  • Letter recognition with bean bag toss and animal manipulatives
  • Bookmarks to color, and crafting projects with tissue paper and cut-outs
  • Flyers on preschool, parent-child playgroups, and parenting classes, and other handouts
  • Giveaways of reading books, play dough, bubbles and coloring books
  • Digital media activity
  • Questionnaires to spur parent and student communication
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Table-top fishing and a Spinning Wheel of Prizes
  • Buster the Talking Bus
  • Information on EGUSD’s critical Measure M bond for school construction

Official Elk Grove Multicultural Festival Site

Elizabeth Pinkerton article from Elk Grove Citizen

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 65 schools: 40 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 40 career-themed academies and pathways within 14 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically the literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and strive for having every student learning in every classroom, every subject, every day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook and Twitter.

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