In May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month (AAPI) Heritage Month. We celebrate the ways that the AAPI community has impacted the history, culture, and accomplishments of the United States.
History of AAPI Heritage Month:
Why was May picked as the official heritage month? According to the Library of Congress, it was chosen “to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.”
❖ Asia is comprised of 48 countries and includes 2,300 official languages spoken
❖ Pacific Islands are made of 15 independent nations with 1,750 official languages spoken
Meadows Elementary School and the Meadows Cares Committee cordially invite you and your children to attend a special event on Sunday, May 15 at the Mira Costa High School for AAPI Heritage month and in honor of the legacy of the Uyematsu Family. There will be fellow student speakers, a keynote speaker, student musical performances and interactive booths for all to enjoy.
Please RSVP HERE by May 15th.