Friday 3rd December
Today is the Garden of Light Festival. A chance to experience the peaceful, self-reflective side of the season and a magical celebration of turning darkness into light. Children in kindergarten, first and second grade will enter a darkened room and walk along a spiral path to light their candles from one candle in the center. They will then place their candles along the path, each one bringing more light to the darkness until the room softly glows.
I am often times awestruck by the beauty within each and every classroom. The paintings on the walls, the chalk drawings on the board, the creations that each block brings, the sounds of the chorus singing and of the recorder playing, the smell of fresh, warm food being lovingly prepared in the kindergarten. I am grateful to the teachers for bringing such natural beauty to our students and also for our students who, each school day, embrace all that is brought to them with such gladness of heart.