To celebrate the Year of the Pig, BASIS Independent McLean hosted an all-school Lunar New Year celebration on Sat., Feb. 9. Kindergarten through grade 4 and upper school students performed a variety of skits, songs, dances, and kung fu demonstrations in honor of Chinese culture. Mandarin teachers Ms. Li, Ms. Tozzi, and Ms. Wang directed the performances. Following the program, the community enjoyed traditional Chinese food thanks to the generosity of many parents.
Enjoy photos from the event below!
Mandarin is an important part of BIM's community as all PreK through grade 4 students study Mandarin, and students may choose Mandarin again as a language to study starting in grade 7. There are also kung fu clubs in the lower grades and a Chinese Culture Club in middle and high school.
We wish everyone a prosperous new year!