International Day of Acceptance

International Day of Acceptance

John Pearl Elementary School recently came together to celebrate the International Day of Acceptance, a day set aside throughout the world to celebrate diversity, life and the lives of the disabled.

Throughout the course of the day, students sang songs and enjoyed a presentation by a multicultural dance troupe, which was arranged by the John Pearl PTA Cultural Arts committee. The dance group performed a number of routines that included eye-catching costumes and music from around the world.  Students were in awe of the ballet dancers, their athleticism and elegance.

Prior to the event, John Pearl Elementary School Principal Susan White addressed the students and told them that Jan. 20 is an important day not only for celebrating the International Day of Acceptance, but that it also started the term of office for the new president of the United States.

The symbol used to represent the International Day of Acceptance is the “Wheelchair Heart,” which was seen throughout the halls of John Pearl Elementary School.