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Welcome to Awty Cultural Connections (ACC). Our goal is to help the Awty community connect, and to encourage the sense of community with an intercultural flavor which is unique to Awty.

ACC's mission is to celebrate the cultural diversity of Awty by offering a wide variety of fun and engaging activities with the intention of building a strong sense of community.

Because we are one school and one community, but we have two curriculums and so much to share!

Activities range from cuisine events, cultural groups, arts and crafts, and museum outings, to language conversation groups, exploring Houston and more. Events are free of charge unless the venue requires admission (for example a museum).

Through sharing these experiences, the ACC will facilitate new friendships and enhance respect for one another's cultures - all while helping to enrich the Awty community.

Anyone who is a part of the Awty community is simultaneously part of ACC and may participate in any of the events. ACC reaches out to everyone: parents, whole families, faculty and staff, and alumni.

For more information or if you have questions, please send an email by clicking HERE.



  • All levels are welcome! No homework.
  • WHEN: October 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. - RSVP to zeniaq@hotmail.com
  • If you are interested in being in a part of this group even if you cannot attend these meetings, please contact Zenia Qunitana, Abigail Ciscomani, or Gina Pavon
  • ALL of the SPANISH conversation meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month


  • All levels are welcome! No homework.
  • WHEN: Thursday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m.
  • If you are interested in being in a part of this group even if you cannot attend these meetings, please contact Isabel Saulnier or Delphine Robert
  • ALL of the GERMAN conversation meetings will be held on the second Thursday of every month


  • This will be the first gathering for this group.
  • WHEN: Friday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. - RSVP to lena_alex@hotmail.com
  • WHERE: Yelena Pleshkova's home (77055)
  • If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact Yelena Pleshkova

The Russian Conversation Group would like to invite Russian speakers or anyone who wants to know the culture, learn the language, or be part of this community to the first gathering. We will get together for morning tea/ coffee with some delicious homemade Russian pies and pastries. We will have a guest speaker joining the group, Ms.Oksana Chernuk.  She is the artistic director of Sunrise International Foundation. Oksana will do a short presentation of Russian traditional costumes and Russian folklore dance traditions. We are also expecting the Director of Russian Puppet Theater Ms. Elena Suvorova Philips to join us with a puppet show to open up the season. We will also discuss events and places to visit in Houston relative to the Russian-speaking community. Grandparents are very welcome. If you want to bring a Russian dish or sweets, it would be welcome as well. 



  • Awty family and staff event
  • Join us for this great experience as we explore East Downtown Houston
  • WHEN: Sunday, October 16 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
  • GONZO 247, the street artist who painted the "Houston Is" mural downtown Houston is the founder of the Hue Mural Festival. He will give a private buse tour for ACC, where we will stop at all of the murals in East Downtown and meet other street artists.
  • COST: $34 per person (this is special discounted price for ACC) - No Refunds!
  • Spots are limited to only 28 people. First to RSVP and make payment, first served.
  • If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, contact ginocoulom@gmail.com before Wednesday, September 28



  • This is a private art tour of the French residence with Jane Ren, French Consul's wife. She will open the residence and show the temporary photographic exhibition.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 19 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • RSVP: ACCeventsRSVP@gmail.com



  • If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact Milena Spadini
  • Next get together TBD



  • If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact Blanca Garza
  • Next get together TBD

CLICK HERE to view photos and read about some of the ACC's past events.


Gino Coulom
Communication and Events

Sandrine Villert
Database and RSVP 

Blanca Garza-Bianco
French Conversation

Isabel Saulnier
Delphine Robert
German Conversation

Zenia Quintana
Latin Group / Spanish Conversation

Milena Spadoni
Italian Conversation 

Yelena Pleshkova
Russian conversation

Zenia Quintana
Abigail Ciscomani Castaneda 
Gina Pavon
Spanish Conversation / Latin Group 

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