International Night - November 16 2023, 6-8pm

*We are looking for one or more volunteers to help organize International Night this year! *

This would include

-setting up sign-up forms for table/country hosts and performers

-create flyer to promote the event

-communicate relevant information to table hosts

-help with setup/cleanup on day of event

If you are interested, please email


The PTA is excited to announce the return of International Night. This is a favorite event for Franklin families and always a lot of fun. Please join us in celebrating the international diversity of our school. 

Q: What is International Night? 
A: A free, fun-filled event for the whole family to celebrate the many and varied backgrounds of our students, to teach our students a little about other countries and cultures from around the world, and provide an opportunity for our families to connect and learn a little about one another. 

Q: What does International Night look like? 
A: Students and their families typically set up tables to represent their country of origin, and our students and families walk from table to table, sampling food and looking at artifacts, posters, maps and flags to learn more about that country. There may be art and craft activities, games, etc depending on what each country representative decides to do. Check out the photos on this page for inspiration.

Q: Does the PTA provide anything to help me set up a table? 
A: The PTA will provide plastic gloves/small plates/small bowls/silverware/napkins/etc, for food items as well as tables, tablecloths, tape, string, and the like.  

Q: I’d like to host a table but I need help with the expense of providing food or craft supplies. Can you help? 
A: Definitely! We don’t want the cost of hosting a table preventing anyone from signing up. Contact the PTA treasurers at There are funds available to help with these costs. 

Q: How do I sign up to host a table or help with the event? 
A: *check back in the Fall*

Q: How do I sign up to perform?
A: Students and/or parents are invited to perform. *Check back in the fall to sign up*

Q: When do I need to commit to hosting a table? 
A: For our planning purposes, we need to know the number of tables at least a week prior, so by November 10.  

Q: I’m hosting a table, do I need to dress up? 
A: Wearing attire representing your country is encouraged but definitely not required. 

Q: What if I’m from a country where I know there are a lot of other folks from? 
A: We can connect you if you’d like to work together, or you can host your own table. The more the merrier! Just use the comment section on the Sign Up Genius to indicate your preference. 

Q: Which countries have been represented in the past? 
A: Because of Covid we haven’t held this event since 2019, but back then we had tables from India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Egypt, France, Iran, China, the Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Greece and more. We would love to see as many nations as possible represented this year.