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Taste of Einstein 2016: 

A Cultural Tour of our Einstein Community! 

The annual Taste of Einstein, a family international night sponsored by the PTSA, is coming up in November 2016. Be sure to come back here for more information -- and, we hope, photos! -- of the event that we all look forward to each year.


Until then, here's a recap of how Taste of Einstein 2014 rocked the school with outstanding and plentiful food, inspiring art and fashion shows, and amazing student performances. The event was coordinated by PTSA Chair Sandy Fleishman and Einstein ESOL Teacher Ellen Daniels. 


The evening got rolling with an exciting assortment of homemade food representing family heritage – we saw and ate everything from pupusas, injera, and schwarmas to pizza and pad thai!  Please support these great local restaurants who donated tastes from their kitchens!

Ben Yehuda Pizza - Silver Spring
Brother Chinese Food - Wheaton
Costco - Wheaton
Chipotle - Kensington
Cristina's - Wheaton
Dessie Ethiopian Restaurant & Market - Wheaton
Hollywood East - Wheaton
Hong Kong Restaurant - Wheaton
Little Caesar's Pizza - Wheaton
Ledo Pizza - Wheaton
Marchone's - Wheaton
Masala Mix - Wheaton
Mezeh Mediterranen Grill - Wheaton
Popeye's - Wheaton
Sergio's Place - Wheaton
Seoul Food - Wheaton

Thanks to the many students, parents, staff, and community members and YMCA student volunteers who made this event possible!

Student Involvement in providing food: W.E.B. Dubois Honor Society (sponsor Mrs. Nakeisha Roland); Japanese language classes (sponsor Ms. Julie Liu); Ethiopian Club (sponsors Mr. William Howard and Ms. Mygenet Harris); Jaime Escalante Honors Society (sponsor Ms. Mary Cardoza); ESOL students (sponsor Mrs. Cecelia Lewis)

Organizers of entertainment and publicity: International Honors Council (sponsor Ms. Ellen Daniels), Mr. Todd Garlow,  Ms. Eva Sullivan

PTSA parent volunteers: Sandy Fleishman (PTSA chairperson) plus numerous parents

Organizer of student volunteers: Mangaliso M. Gagai (Community Connections Program Coordinator for Einstein’s YMCA Youth & Family Program)

Einstein Art Cafe – Mrs. Jane Walsh and students of the VAC program


After cake on Main Street and viewing the art show, guests moved to the auditorium where Mr. Nolan worked the sound and the performances featured the following students:  

Host:  Michael Kamara
 

Performance                                                                                             Performers

International Fashion Show ………………….…………………………………  Binta Ceesay, organizer

“Momma Knows Best" …………………………………………………........……………. Kendall Hamilton

“Say Something”..…………………………..………………………  Jessica Martinez and Gilbert Vargas

Indian Dance……………………………………...………...……......……… Veronica Gomes, Amy Gomes

“You Exist in My Song”.………………………………………………………………...........…… Yuejiao Shan

"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars….………….……......………...…….….…  Franklin Prudencio

West African Dance ….….………Phyllis Agyapong, Binta Ceesa, Eno Okon, and Anita Serry

“Miguel’s Adorn” …….Motif (Holman Conde, Payton Covington, Khalil Quinn, J.T. Russell)

"Better than your Kin"-Hip Hop Dance…........Tahirih Toche, Taylor Forbes, Madison Willete

Ethiopian/Eritrean Cultural Dance …….Ethiopian/Eritrean Club (Mr. Howard and Ms. Harris, sponsors)

Dancers: Eskedar Abebe, Ruth Temesgen, Zemichael Yemane, Amanuel Daba, Tireste Tassew, Hlina Mitku, Mathiyas Tariku, Fasil Tsahaye, Alvia Woldai

“The Love of My Life” from BRIGADOON….… presented by STAGE (Mr. Smealie, sponsor)   

Nora Manzella as Meg and Zach Norris as Jeff

Step Performance……………………………………………… YMCA Step team (Ms. Crawford, sponsor)

Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue Dance………………..…. Titanes Salseros (Ms. Pero, sponsor)

Dancers: Jovan Aquino, Mayra Bautista, Raiza De La Cruz, Levi Diaz, Manuel Dominguez, Antony Gonzalez, Kevin Gonzalez, William Martinez, Hlina Mitku, Kelly Mojonero, Krissa Osorio, Vicki Reyes, Abrianna Rivera, Sonia Rodiguez

The Brand New Guys ………………………........… Emilio Caballos, Gibby Vargas, Daniel Zucker

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