The Washington Primary School community really knows how to have a good time. The first of many monthly special evening virtual events drew a crowd of students, parents and teachers all in search of wholesome fun.
“Washington’s first Family Cultural Cooking Night was a hit,” Principal Michelle Richards said. “Over 50 ‘Washington Winners’ logged into the Zoom presentation. The Van Horn family hosted our first night with apple pie dumplings, hot chocolate and the Twist by Chubby Checker. It was a night to remember and will go down in Washington history!”
Washington parent Leah Van Horn is coordinating the initiative with an assist from co-coordinator Linda Kohan, a social worker at the school.
The recent evening opened with greetings by Dr. Richards, who went on to briefly discuss the purpose of the initiative. Each family that registered received a cooking kit in advanced with all of the required ingredients so they could follow along in the kitchen.
“The Van Horn family facilitated the cooking process,” Dr. Richards said. While the dumplings baked, Dr. Richards took on DJ duties, manning the virtual turntables. Participants learned about the classic American dance, the Twist and students danced throughout their homes. There was even a “request hour” that saw youngsters asking for specific songs to be played. The dance party was in full swing with all engaged. Men In Black was among the hit songs featured.
Several Washington Primary School faculty members were in the crowd of participants, joining in the fun.
The next Washington Family Cultural Cooking Night is set for Friday, February 12. It will celebrate the Chinese Year and be hosted by the Adcock family. “We hope to see you there,” Dr. Richards said.