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Stories and insights on excellent education.

If you had dropped by Success Academy Bensonhurst last Wednesday, you would have been in for quite a treat: Music, dance — and even magic tricks — from countries like China, Georgia, and Russia filled the auditorium during our school’s first ever Multicultural Week Talent Show.   

As the multicultural chair of the Parent Council Executive Committee, my goal — shared by a team of parent volunteers and school staff —  was to create a week that would celebrate the wonderful diversity of SA Bensonhurst, and offer families a chance to learn about cultures and traditions beyond their own. The PCEC enjoyed partnering with the school to identify the right time for these events during busy school days!  

Celebrating our school’s incredible diversity is so important to me. I grew up in Bensonhurst and I’ve loved watching it develop into a neighborhood where you can hear multiple languages as you walk a single block. I am proud of this diversity, and proud that my children, themselves multiracial, attend a school that views diversity as a strength.

Parent Tatyana Rykov, community relations coordinator Hope Gorman, and office coordinator Temi Okotieuro took some truly stunning photos documenting the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed hosting this event!

  • Elise Mischler (grade 1), Rya Chin (grade 2), Sebastian Mischler (grade 3), Heidi Mischler (grade 1), Kaylee Cao (grade 3) perform “Peacock by the Lake,” a Chinese dance.

  • Elisabeth Betsiashvili (grade 1) performs a Georgian dance routine in traditional costume.

  • Caden Cao (grade 2) played a traditional Chinese piano piece — using not only his hands — but also a ball!

  • Sonya Kraizman (grade 3) performs a Russian violin song, Веселый Хоровод, which translates to “Happy Dance.”

  • On Wednesday, scholars brought signs with greetings in different languages, and practiced these new “hellos” at recess.

  • On Friday, scholars were encouraged to wear traditional dress that reflected their family’s ethnic backgrounds. Here, Rachel Marcondes Levin (grade 1) represents Costa Rica, wearing a traditional peasant dress featuring the country’s national colors — white, red, and blue.

  • Awwab Abdo (grade 3) representing Sudan, wears traditional “jalabiya” dress.

  • Jarek Ng (grade 1), representing China.

  • Shaza Abdelnaby (grade 3) representing Egypt.

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I truly believed in the importance of hands-on learning in the classroom, but I could never have expected just how revolutionary the Success Academy approach to science really is.

 

If you genuinely love the game and want to ignite a love of learning to play soccer, you will love coaching at SA. It will be the most fulfilling job you’ve ever had.

 
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