Upcoming Events Calendar
The Autumn Equinox Festival is the first festival of the school year and it is held on the first day of Autumn – when day and night are perfectly balanced. This year our festival will take place on Saturday, 9/22. This equilibrium also represents the duality of light and darkness that exists within human beings. This festival honors the courage and strength in each of us, as we face this part of the year, of longer nights – a natural time of turning inward, reflection, and facing our own darkness. This is traditionally pictured as the brave warrior in the act of subduing a dragon, which represents the dark side of human nature. For the younger children, this message is not overtly stated, but rather, this time of year is filled with stories and songs of the brave and true. The children learn that with great valor, dragons can be beaten.
For our festival this year, we will meet in the morning, this can be as early as 6:30 am if you choose, to enjoy the sunrise and a fire together. Then, around 7:30 we will share a potluck breakfast. Afterwards, the Grades students will perform a play for the community that depicts the story of George and his battle with the dragon. Then the children are invited to perform various challenges, testing their bravery and skill.
Join us for an experiential program of activities, typical to our Early Childhood and Grades classes.
This event is an opportunity for enrolled families to learn more about our school and community. You will get a sneak peek of what is to come for your child over the year, as well as meet other parents and teachers within the community. Please plan on having at least one parent attend. Childcare will be available if needed for a nominal fee.
Bring a flyer to the S Tamiami location to support our school!
Please RSVP at email@example.com for a moving evening of story, song and blessings celebrating your baby’s birth into the world. Newborns and infants welcome.
The lantern is the symbol of our own light which we can shine on a dark world, and we celebrate this festival by holding a reverent “lantern walk.” This year, our lantern walk will be held on Friday, Nov 16th at 5:30 pm, on Siesta Key Beach. We will meet near the playground.
This family beach walk is complete with lanterns made lovingly by our dear children, as well as songs they have learned in class. Comfortable, warm clothing is recommended for this event. We do ask that you do not allow your child to run the beach, in order to maintain the reverence for this event. (This behavior also tends to be contagious!) Quiet conversation is fine, however, please do not get so engrossed that you are distracted from supervising your child.