Polandâ€™s First Lady Experiences Embassy Adoption Program
The culmination of Polandâ€™s yearlong participation in the Washington Performing Arts Societyâ€™s (WPAS) Embassy Adoption Program, which partnered the Polish Embassy with the D.C. Public School System, was presented to Polandâ€™s first lady, Maria Kaczynska, in mid-July during her husbandâ€™s official visit to the White House.
Throughout the year, Hanna Reiter, wife of Polish Ambassador Janusz Reiter, along with Hanna Bondarewska, Artistic Director of the Ambassador Theater and with Monika KrÃ³l, director of the American Center of Polish Culture, have been visiting and working with the sixth-grade classes at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast Washington.
With underwriting from IBM, the group created a special play project and a â€œPolish Summer Campâ€ from June 25 to July 17, which also included Randle Highlands Elementary.
Artistic Director Hanna Bondarewska created the program, which turned into a very colorful learning adventure that would surely delight any first lady.