Dear Siwanoy families,
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Did you know that belief in leprechauns likely stems from Celtic belief in fairies— tiny men and women who could use their magical powers to serve good or evil? In Celtic folktales, leprechauns were cranky souls, responsible for mending the shoes of the other fairies. Who knew?
I do know a child asked me if I was the leprechaun that came into her classroom the other day. I replied "If so then I must be in the Guiness Book of World records as the largest one in history!"
Lastly, Ramadan begins on March 22nd. May this Ramadan bring joy and peace to those that observe the day.
Siwanoy Upstander Gallery Walk
Thank to all that were able to make the gallery walk and took time to view some of the art work during your parent/teacher conference. The teachers and students worked hard to make everything special. Even the word special is an understatement. The positive feedback from this gallery walk was truly amazing and inspiring. Our belief here at Siwanoy, of course, has been "everyday a better you", and being an upstander goes hand and hand with that mantra. Our students and community are primed and ready to take their upstander responsibilities to the next level!
CultureFest Planning Committee Update
SAVE THE DATE
When: Thursday, May 4th, 5-7pm
Where: Siwanoy Playground
The second annual Siwanoy CultureFest is on and we need everyone’s help to make this event a success! Families can sign-up to contribute to CultureFest in one of three ways:
Bring a family dish (homemade or store bought)
Sign-Up to lead the community in an interactive group performance or activity
Host a cultural booth to share about your culture
More info at this link. Please sign up here by Friday, April 21st.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is CultureFest? A large community potluck, along with community performances of music, dance and more, the second annual Siwanoy CultureFest invites families to share in and celebrate the cultures and traditions of our Siwanoy families.
THIS EVENT IS ORGANIZED BY THE "WE ARE SIWANOY" COMMITTEE
The "We Are Siwanoy" Committee was formed under the belief that every Siwanoy family should feel seen, heard and valued. Through community engagement, projects and events, we work to share in and celebrate what makes our Siwanoy community special.