Principally Speaking

Greetings Parents, Guardians, Students, Community and Staff!

     December is finally here. For many of our students it is a time of rejoicing and celebrating for the holiday break starts on the 23rd!  Not all people celebrate in the same way on the same day. In fact, here is a list of some of the holidays celebrated this month; Christmas Day (Christian),Kwanzaa (African American), Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian), Saturnalia (Pagan), Eid al-Fitr (Muslim), Ramadan (Muslim), Saint Nicholas Day (Christian), Hanukkah (Jewish), Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican), Omisoka (Japanese), St. Lucia Day (Swedish),Yule (Pagan) and Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, and Irish). Each celebration brings its own traditions. It is a wonderful opportunity for each of us to learn about customs that differ from our own. It truly doesn’t matter what holiday we celebrate, what matters is that we take the time to share, give thanks, and appreciate all that we do have.  

In addition, please make sure you take the time to rest, we have a lot of exciting work to do in the New Year.

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.”
Fennel HudsonA Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1
Ms. Rosa Carmon  





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