About the celebration

The Rhyme Celebration is an annual event open to K-6 students whose teachers are members of CT-COLT. Its purpose is to promote children’s enthusiasm for studying world languages and cultures. The emphasis is on getting together and celebrating rhymes in many languages, not on competition.

Rhymes may include nursery rhymes, finger play, songs that rhyme, short rhyming games or tongue twisters. Most rhymes will be culturally traditional. Props, costumes, and body language are encouraged and should be related to the theme.

Laura Shahinian Kara

MS. L.Ac., Diplomate NCCAOM

I can’t stop talking about the show.  Our children were terrific!  What a great message to teach them.  Thank you to all who were involved, especially their teachers.  You all did an incredible job!  I found myself tearing up several times!  What a great way to bring all these kids together.

Any K-6 student enrolled in FLES, FLEX, ESOL, ASL, Bilingual, Immersion, Heritage, Language Camps and After School Language Programs from CT and beyond, are invited to participate in the CT COLT RHYME CELEBRATION.

The 2020 CT COLT Rhyme Celebration is Canceled

This year's CT COLT Rhyme Celebration, scheduled for 4/8/2020, has been canceled this year. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused as we know the host district and participating teachers and students have worked very hard in preparation for this event.  We will be in touch with registered schools about refunding the registration fees.

This action is in line with the recommendation by Governor Lamont and the Connecticut State Department of Education in an effort to avoid gatherings of large groups of over 100 people.  Due to situational uncertainty, it will not be possible to reschedule these events in May or June of this same school year.

Important Information about Contest Payments and Refunds:

(1)  If your district has already sent payment, this will be refunded by CT COLT.

(2)  If your district has yet to send payment, please intervene to cancel payment to CT COLT.

(3)  CT COLT will refund the registration fees.

(4)  For issues concerning refunds, please contact the following committee members: KrotzerK@glastonburyus.org

(5)  CT COLT will process refunds for contest registrations within the next 2 weeks.

On behalf of the CT COLT Board, we would like to extend our deep gratitude to the teachers and volunteers who have dedicated so much time and energy to this contest.  We look forward to our upcoming year and wish everyone good health.