Student-led performances will include traditional dance, the Vietnamese Anthem, song of the New Year, fashion show, and the Versailles Dragon Dance Team
Einstein Charter Schools – Village de l’Est, Sherwood Forest, Einstein Charter Middle and Einstein Charter High
Special program to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year –TẾT
When & Where:
Thursday, February 8th and Friday, February 9th
·Einstein Charter Middle & High – Thursday, February 8th at 9:45am (Sarah Towles Reed auditorium, 5316 Michoud Blvd)
·Village de l’Est Elementary – Friday, February 9th at 9:00am (Sarah Towles Reed auditorium, 5316 Michoud Blvd)
·Sherwood Forest Elementary – Friday, February 9th at 9:00am (4801 Maid Marion Drive)
Einstein Charter School students in New Orleans East will join together to celebrate TẾT, the Vietnamese New Year, across all four schools this week.
TẾT is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. It takes place from the first day of the month of the Vietnamese calendar until at least the third day. Many families prepare special holiday food and practice special customs this time of year. Einstein’s student population is approximately 16% Vietnamese and embraces this unparalleled diversity with the TẾT celebration.
“We are privileged to serve a phenomenal and culturally diverse student population at Einstein,” said CEO Shawn Toranto. “Einstein makes the commitment to recognize and celebrate all of our students and their cultures.”
Students at each Einstein campus have been preparing their programs for weeks. While the programs will each have their own special performances, each will feature the Vietnamese Anthem, song of the New Year, fashion show, and the Versailles (Dragon) Dance Team. Students will learn about the history of the Zodiac and the meaning of the “Year of the Dog.”
Parents, families, and community members are welcome to attend the celebrations in support of the Vietnamese population at Einstein Charter Schools.