International Festival takes place in the Spring and is one of the highlights of the year! This lively event demonstrates everything that’s special about our school. Check the calendar for the specific date this year. With the richly diverse culture of our student body and school community, we enjoy sharing our various traditions and great food − and, of course, dancing by our talented children!
The evening always begins with the International Feast, our Global potluck dinner in the cafeteria. We ask that each family brings a dish for the potluck that serves six to eight people, and we encourage you to bring food typical of your family’s heritage. Everyone is welcome to sample traditional food from around the world!
Following dinner, we proceed to the blacktop for the main program. First comes the Parade of Nations, with students in traditional costumes presenting flags and greetings to celebrate the many languages and cultures from around the world. All students are welcome to join the Parade of Nations! After the Parade of Nations, all Mathews students will perform traditional dances from countries around the world. Our students practice their dances at school for weeks, and every student will perform a dance with their grade level. This event is not to be missed!