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International Block Party – March 23rd


Please join us this coming Friday, March 23 for the Spring International Block Party as we celebrate the diverse cultures that make up Sunnyvale Middle School! This event aims to bring together SMS families to learn about the many cultures represented at our school. Get a taste of international culture, cuisine, and entertainment! Traditional dress is encouraged.


This year following countries are participating: Australia, Belarus, France, Belgium, Israel, China, India, Ireland, Japan, Romania, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey, Mexico, and El Salvador.



3:30PM-5:00PM – Student dance (Gym)

5:30 PM-6:00PM – Student Awards (Gym)

6:00 PM – 7:30PM International Block Party (Quad)


This year the event will feature 13 countries as well as:

    • Food samples from various countries/cultures provided by volunteers free of charge. If you have allergies, please check the ingredients before you sample!

Please bring your own plate/utensils to limit the amount of trash at the event (a limited number of plates/sporks/napkins will be available at the welcome booth)

Additional pizza, water, cotton candy & baked goods available for purchase (bring $$).

    • Opportunity to buy the SMS cookbook ($25) at the welcome booth.    
    • Around the world scavenger hunt – students can pick up a passport at the welcome booth, collect stamps from each country booth then turn in the passport for a small prize. A drawing for 10 book prizes will also follow!  
    • An exhibit of flags from all around the world.  
    • Unique Virtual Reality experience provided by Exit Reality (available in the Gym 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM & 6:00PM-6:30PM)


HOW CAN YOU HELP? sign-up here (Parents and Students):

  1. music setup -we need audio equipment and an “international” DJ between 6PM-7:30PM
  2. canopies, tables and flag exhibit set-up– activity to start ~3:15 PM (students can help!)
  3. country booth volunteers & food donations: If you can bring food from one of the participating countries, or want to help at their booth, please e-mail smsintparty@gmail.com and we’ll put you in touch with the country’s ambassador.
  4. Alas no US booth…any last minute takers?


Thank you in advance for your participation and support- contact us with any questions or suggestions! -the SMS International Block Party team


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