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St. Athanasius School Holds Its Annual International Fair

First and second graders at St. Athanasius School enjoy the annual International Fair.

First and second graders at St. Athanasius School enjoy the annual International Fair.

First and second graders in Unit A at St. Athanasius School in Evanston recently enjoyed the annual “International Fair,” a celebration at the end of their unit on People Around the World that marks the 100th Day of School.

School hallways displayed 100 things the students learned during the unit, as well as artwork that students and parents put together with 100 pieces of pasta that connected to the international theme in some way.

“We saw structures from the Great Wall of China and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Arch de Triumph in Paris,” says Rita Bambrick, a longtime St. Athanasius School Unit A teacher. “Many children wore some type of clothing items or hats that they made or decorated to represent different countries. Displays of items from around the world were set up in our international hallway museum for viewing by the other units in the school.”

School parents coordinated an international lunch buffet, and students enjoyed ethnic crafts/games and math activities connected to the number 100. Presentations on Honduras, China, Holland, Mexico and Dubai, along with an Olympic-type Parade of Nations, 100 helium globe balloons and a Chinese lion dance all added to the fun.

St. Athanasius School is a Catholic community in Evanston that challenges students to achieve academic excellence, develops their unique talents and gifts and inspires them to become community leaders in imitation of Christ. Learn more at www.saintas.net and www.facebook.com/stathanasiusschool.

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