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Diversity Night

  • Friday, March 09, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to the Diversity Night 2018 sign up page. This event will be held on March 9th from 6 to 8:30 pm. Please sign up using the link below and take a minute to read through the guidelines regarding participation. If you have any questions, please write to us at northfield.special@gmail.com.

Diversity Night 2018 Participation Form (deadline is 2/16)


    • Food tasting will be setup in the Main gym by world regions - Asia, Africa, Europe etc. Setup will begin after 6:30 pm.  
    • Tasting utensils will be provided. Bring your own serving utensils.  
    • How many people to cook for? Do what you can. No stress. This is supposed to be fun. 
    • Please complete and display allergy information on your table. Format will be provided. 
    • Please do not serve food to kids without parental permission. 
    • Will be in the cafeteria from 6:15 to 7:00 pm. 
    • Performance could be a cultural dance, a song, playing an instrument, a skit etc. 
    • Has to be under 2 & half minutes. 
    • Short audition video required. Upload to youtube or google photos and share link via email or attach to email send to northfield.special@gmail.com.  
    • While choosing an act please try and showcase cultural significance rather than personal talent. This is not a talent show. 
    • Consider working in groups with other people from the same culture for the performance. Collaborating can be fun and provide opportunities to try new things. 
    • Military style dances and songs are inappropriate for this environment. Please keep it cultural. 
    • Display boards will be setup on tables in the hallways. Great way to get your children involved in showcasing your festivals, religious observances, foods etc. 


    • Will be setup in the small gym.  
    • If you have a special talent like henna application, Chinese calligraphy, origami or the like, please consider hosting a table to show and share.  
    • You can also sign up to bring a unique traditional game to share.  
    • Please make sure it is kid-safe. 


    • Small artifacts and special decorations will be setup in the small gym and/or main gym 
    • Help create a wonderful atmosphere by making decorations that represent your culture. Use them to dress up your food table or the gym(s). 
    • Dress in traditional clothing. 
    • Make a flag or sign for your child to hold while marching in the parade to show cultural pride. 


    • You do not need to sign up for this. 
    •  Have your child dress in clothing that represents your culture and let them show it off.

Northfield Elementary School
9125 Northfield Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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