Thank you to all the parents who attended, and especially to the students who shared some of their work at the Fall Grade School Assembly last week. Senora Julian began the program with an explanation of the offrendo created by the students for El Dio de los Muertos. What a pleasure it was to see the students singing all together in Spanish the song, Juanito. Each class shared songs, movement, verses or vignettes for the parents.

Thank you to the many parents who brought refreshments and helped with set-up and take-down of chairs.

After the children headed back to school, many parents stayed for a short social time, and to participate in a brief discussion. Some topics that came up were the benefit of assemblies for children, the pedagogical benefit of verses and movement for children, the upcoming Lantern Walk, and ways to have more "community time" among the parents. Several topics were brought back to the faculty and staff for further discussion and action, including revisions for the next assembly set-up for better viewing, and the request to allow students in older grades than 1-3 to attend the Grades Lantern Walk this year.

Be sure to put the Winter Grade School Assembly on Thursday, January 28th at 8:45 am on your calendar. We hope to see you there!

Fall Grades Assembly Photos
Row 1
Left: All students: Spanish "body geography" song
Right: 1st graders showcase their unique approach to learning math
Row 2
Left: 2nd graders tell a story of toadstools and the origins of umbrellas
Right: 1st graders sing for us
Row 3
Left: 3rd graders demonstrate the function of punctuation!?,
Right: 6th, 7th & 8th graders present and act out humorous poems
Row 4
Left: 4th & 5th graders perform "The Theft of Thor's Hammer"
Right: 6th, 7th & 8th graders serenade us with their recorders

Morgan Branson
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