Vallejo’s Pennycook Elementary School Hosted Multicultural Night

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Parents, students and teachers at Pennycook Elementary School, 3620 Fernwood Dr., came together Nov. 16 to enjoy food, activities, and performances at the school’s third-annual Multicultural Night.

The event celebrated the cultures of Filipinos, Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, and Europe, with displays of food, history and activities highlighting the different traditions.came together Nov. 16 to enjoy food, activities, and performances at the school’s third-annual Multicultural Night.

“It’s an event that highlights the wonderful cultures that are part of our school and community while creating a bond between the two,” said Principal Kim Mitchell. “Everyone looks forward to this event.”

Pennycook’s enrollment last year was about 28 percent African American, 25 percent Hispanic or Latino, 18 percent white and 15 percent Filipino, according to California Department of Education data.

About 6.5 percent of the school’s 578 students were of Pacific Islander or Asian backgrounds. About the same number of students were counted as two or more races.

After a successful debut three years ago, the event has steadily grown, becoming one of the school’s most popular events of the year, parents and teachers said.

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