At the third annual International Night at the Lynch Elementary School throngs of families, representing a multitude of world cultures, enjoyed international activities that included making Chinese paper flowers and Italian pasta. Students displayed tri-folds illustrating their family’s country of origin, and all enjoyed a variety of performances.

The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of a tile mosaic mural representing the international diversity of the Lynch community. Artist-in-residence, Cynthia Fisher, Big Bang Mosaics, had worked with each of the art classes in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade to design either flags or images representative of their heritage which were then incorporated into a colorful mural. The Network was proud to be acknowledged as one of the donors who made the project possible.  Others included the Mass Cultural Council, and the Lynch Parent Faculty Association.

Robin Smith, Chair of the Network’s School Impact Committee, was at the International Night along with Executive Director Kathy-Ann Hart. She notes that the mural is a beautiful reflection of the diversity at Lynch and in our town. Whether through music and drama, via The Golden Door, or in the Lynch mosaic, “we want everyone to feel seen and valued.”