Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 23 at 8:00 a.m. in the library!

Come talk about books by our soon-to-be visiting author Jarrett Kroscozka:
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Resources for immigrants & refugees and those who work with them are here

--see updates on programs for immigrants looking for legal information.

Parents--want to help out? Ideas for being useful are here!

Plympton en Espanol!

We loved our visit with Kiwi Nana! Rita's grandmother from New Zealand stopped by to tell us about real kiwis, opposite seasons, and just how far she had to come to visit us.

PTO Fall Potluck Dinner--It was so much fun, and we shared Australian/New Zealand treats--Vegamite and Fairy Bread


2017-2018: Immersion in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and surrounding islands)

This year, Plympton students will be learning about the cultures of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and surrounding South Pacific Islands)

Is your family connected to an interesting Oceanic culture? Let Ms. Paradis know in the library and she'll include you in our list of experts this year!


About the Multicultural Committee:

Our Mission Statement: The Plympton School Multicultural Committee is a group of teachers and parents who work together to promote, in a caring and enthusiastic way, the value of diversity in a community that is child-centered. The committee meets in the Plympton Library monthly, and all parents and teachers are welcome to come and share their ideas.

Each year the committee works to immerse our school in the cultures of a specific continent. Students explore the continent through curriculum projects, the arts, community service projects, enrichment programs, and by hearing from the experts in our school and community.

Here is the list of continents/years of study:

  • 2017-2018: Australia and Oceania

  • 2018-2019: Africa

  • 2020-21: Central and South America

  • 2021-22: Asia

  • 2022-23: Europe

  • 2023-2024: North America and the Caribbean

The committee also works to provide support for all our families, especially those families new to our community and English Language Learners. For information about support for ELL families, click here.

Meeting schedule 2017-2018:

(all meetings are held in the Plympton Library at 8:00 a.m. and children are welcome!):

  • November 21
  • December 19
  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 22

Immersion in Oceania for 2017-2018:

Information and links here will help teachers and parents to share European cultures with students throughout the school year. Click on the navigation bar on the left side of this page to find out about:
  • Proposed calendar for the coming year
  • Information about North America (maps, list of countries, some major holidays and celebrations)
  • Resources in the community (speakers, local experts, museums, etc.)
  • Community service projects (planning place for a community service project)
  • Enrichment programs (planning place for bringing outside arts programs to Plympton)

If your family has a strong connection to a country, culture (or countries) in Oceania, let us know! Each month we'll feature students with connections to specific cultures. Students can help us create displays for our foyer bulletin board and display cases, and can present to us at our monthly community meetings! See Ms. Paradis in the library to volunteer.

Learning About American Culture:

The Multicultural Committee believes it is important for ALL students to understand the values and traditions that unite all Americans. To that end, we plan simple school celebrations and observances for major American holidays that occur during the school year, including Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, President's Day, Patriot's Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day.