Think Globally, Learn Locally at EMS in Bergen County, NJ

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Do mid-winter doldrums have you daydreaming of travel? The opportunity to seek out new experiences, ideas, and perspectives and immerse ourselves in different cultures and environments can spark our curiosity and fuel our creativity.  Still, thoughts of waiting in line at the airport and corralling kids can flatten those travel aspirations. Instead, why not explore the world in an afternoon without leaving Bergen County? Join The Elisabeth Morrow School community at their upcoming Cultural Fair, to be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 10:00am-1:00pm, as they celebrate the diverse cultures that make our community unique!

The event will showcase a melting pot of traditions and customs from around the world, and you'll have the opportunity to explore different cultures, meet new people, and learn about the values that unite us.  This muti-sensory event will connect you with the sights, sounds, textures, and aromas of different countries through music, dance performances, cultural displays, and more. Whether you're a culture buff eager to learn about other ways of life or simply seeking a fun day out with friends and family, this is not to be missed. 

Visit the EMS campus, 14 wooded acres of certified wildlife habitat located in Englewood, New Jersey, for activities organized by the diversity, equity, and inclusion committee of the EMS Parents Association.  Registration is required for prospective EMS families and local community members. 

At 10:00am, visit the Culture and Heritage Space in the Peter Lawrence Gymkhana for a sensory-rich walk-through experience showcasing music, spices, scents, fabrics, books, photographs, flowers, instruments, attire, and other family heirlooms that represent the EMS community. Then at 11:00am, head to the Michael E. Cohen Center to enjoy and an hour-long cultural program featuring dances, songs, poetry, dramatic readings, and other performances by students of all ages.  Attendees are welcome to wear traditional dress to the festivities. 

This inaugural year of the Cultural Fair celebrates the school community's diversity. Going forward, it will alternate years with one of EMS's signature events, the International Food Festival.  Both are educational opportunities to learn about the lived experiences of fellow families in a way that increases understanding, expands your worldview, and creates and promotes connection.  The Elisabeth Morrow School's mission is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens, and these two events are examples of their shared purpose in action. 

The Elisabeth Morrow School educates children age 2 through eight grade. If you are interested in learning more about their educational philosophy, their mission and the ways your child will thrive at EMS, please contact the admissions office.  Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year on a rolling basis for select grades.

Finding the right school environment for your child (and your family) is one of the most important decisions you'll make.  Join EMS faculty, staff and families on March 18th and see for yourself how they can positively impact your child's development and education.  Please email with questions or requests for additional information.

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