Ezra Jack Keats Grant

Ms. Rodgers and Ms. Wallace won an Ezra Jack Keats Grant for the 2018-2019 school year. Below you will find our grant program and activities we will be doing throughout the year.

Program Name: Visiting the World Through Festivals 

Program Activities: Pelham Park Middle School students and staff will be able to "tour" the world through different festivals every month! Each festival will be honored through various art projects that depict the theme of the festival.

Projected timeline: 

September: Whale Festival - South Africa

October: Gandhi Jayanti - India 

November: Kite Festival - Guatemala

December: Las Posadas - Spain

January: Snow and Ice Festival - China 

February: Winter Festival - Canada 

March: Cherry Blossom Festival - Japan 

April: Canberra International Music Festival - Australia 

May: Children's Day - South Korea 

Each festival celebration will include an informative presentation about the country and mini language lesson. A display highlighting the festival, country, and language will be in the Media Center.