Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Purple, Purple Everywhere!

What an exciting day it was!  This morning we were treated to a special Hanukkah assembly that the fifth grade put together with their teachers--singing and dancing about Hanukkah to the musical score of Grease!  I often write about the special nature of so much of what we do, and I am excited to have another opportunity.

Learning goes beyond the walls of the classroom in so many ways.  Music is such an important component in our children's lives, that we begin singing to them, often in utero, and many a moment is spent singing songs of joy, ritual songs, and plain old silly songs.  What a great way to learn about the story of Hanukkah, both as the students prepared the presentation of the songs, as they clearly had to learn the words, and for the audience, our whole school, who were able to pick out the key words that appeared throughout the songs, the characters and the plot.  The smiles on the faces of our 5th grade performers and the rousing rounds of applause from our very proud parents, teachers and fellow students made for a great program.

If the program was the cake, our first ever, all-school spirit day was certainly the icing!  Today, most of our students and teachers wore their KSA purple showing spirit and pride in our school.  This was an initiative of our Student Council events committee and rumor has it that they are planning some more fun and spirit for our school.

KSA is both a school like every other and at the same time, is a school like no other; it was purple, purple everywhere as the singing and dancing taught us about the miracles of Hanukkah and the miracles that exist in our lives each day.

May we all be blessed with our everyday miracles and may the lights of Hanukkah continue to shine brightly for all of us.

Marc Medwed,
Head of School

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