SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roosevelt students took parents and special guests, including board of education and state and borough representatives, on a musical trip around the world on Jan. 25 during the school’s 23rd Annual Multicultural Day Celebration.

Over the past few months, studies on the different continents were incorporated into the classroom and, during last Friday’s event, students had the opportunity to perform for family and friends with many taking the stage wearing articles of clothing representative of their family’s heritage.

Kindergartners, who studied Africa, performed “Funga Alfia” and “Turn This World Around;” the first grade class took attendes ‘down under’ and performed “Click Go the Shears” and “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” to represent Australia; and the second classes learned about Asia and performed the “Bahay Kubo” and “Fung Yang Song.” 

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Additionally, the fourth grade studied both North and South America and performed “Away to American” and “Azing-A Za” and the third graders, who studied Europe, performed “There’s a Fiesta” and “Bella Bimba” as well as “We All Sing with the Same Voice,” a song of peace and unity. 

This year’s Multicultural Day Celebration concluded with the student body, faculty and staff joining together for the school song “We Are Roosevelt’s Children.” 

“As parents, you all should be very proud to be apart of the Roosevelt family,” Principal Robert Diehl. “Thank you for joining us for this visit around the world.”

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