We have two very festive seasonal celebrations this week, and we would like to invite your family to join us at one or both!
The Lantern Walk is intended for families with students in 1st through 4th grade. The Diwali celebration is intended for families with students in 5th through 8th grade. The two activities are taking place at the same time on Friday night, but in different locations. If you have students in both the younger and older grade groups, you are welcome to choose one activity or the other, or to work out the timing to come to both.
Scroll down for information about the Diwali celebration, and for information about the Preschool and Kindergarten Lantern Walk!
Lantern Walk at Creekside Park
Meet at the pavilion at Creekside Park, just east of the school, at the following times. If you have students in more than one of these grades, choose one of the times to attend.
6:00pm 1st grade
6:15pm 2nd grade
6:30pm 3rd grade
6:45pm 4th grade
It is most important to understand that the Lantern Walk is a Waldorf tradition that is intended to be a very quiet, reverent family activity. Please talk to your children before you arrive, about using quiet voices and staying together as a family rather than running around to socialize with other students. Families should walk together; there should be no students doing the walk without a parent.
Lanterns from most classes will be sent home, don’t forget to bring the lantern with you. If your child does not come home with a lantern, then you can assume that your child’s teacher will be meeting your class at the pavilion to hand out the lanterns.
When you are finished with the walk, please quietly return to cars rather than staying to socialize in that space with other families, as there will be other grade groups beginning their walk in that same space and we’d like it to remain quiet for everyone.
Diwali Celebration at the School
Our 5th grade classes are hosting our school’s first Diwali celebration. Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, and as our 5th graders study the culture of India in social studies, they are excited to share this cultural celebration with our school community. Remember, this event is intended for families of students in 5th through 8th grade.
The event is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the gym, atrium, and music room at the school. There will be dance performances by several local Indian performing groups, as well as performances by the Yarrow and Clover 5th grade classes (Mrs. Simmons’ Yarrow class will be performing at 6:00pm and Mr. Macdonald’s Clover class will be performing at 7:00pm).
This is an event for families. Children must always be with a parent, and cannot be dropped off to attend without a parent. Please talk to your children before arriving, about staying in the designated areas of the school (gym, atrium, music room), and not roaming in other areas.
Dinner will be available for purchase in the gym, provided by Ganesh Indian Cuisine. They will have a wonderful meal for $10 each, as well as smaller appetizers and desserts for separate purchase. FOOD PURCHASE WILL BE CASH ONLY, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so remember to bring cash, come hungry, and arrive early! The food will be amazing, and such a great part of the cultural experience.
Preschool and Kindergarten Lantern Walk at Big Cottonwood Regional Park
The Lantern Walk for the preschoolers and kindergarteners is at a different location from the 1st through 4th grade Lantern Walk. The Early Childhood walk will be at Big Cottonwood Regional Park, which is across the street from the school, behind the Holladay Lions Rec Center. Please do not park at the Rec Center or in the main parking lot for Big Cottonwood Park. Instead, go to the west of the Rec Center, head north on 1590 East, and follow that road until it ends at another parking lot. Park there, then meet on lawn by that parking lot. There will be a tree with lanterns in it, so you’ll know you’re in the right place. Please note there is no running water or bathroom facilities available at that location; plan accordingly.
5:00pm All preschool classes
6:00pm Firefly Hollow Kindergarten class
6:30pm Sun Garden Kindergarten class
Archery, Spring Sports
Registration for Archery, which will take place in January and February, and for Ultimate Frisbee and Track and Field, which will take place in the spring, is available online now. Click here to register and pay: https://secureinstantpayments.com/sip/cart/event.php?EID=3336
See attached flyer for more information about archery!