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Guided by teachers Becky Page and Tavia Pagan, Golden Valley River School kindergarten pupils enjoy an American River nature walk.The children display pictures of the rare bald eaglets they named Peekaboo and Poppy.riverschooleaglearticle

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 On Friday, the students celebrated the festival of Saint Lucia. Santa Lucia Day is another Festival of Light and celebrates the life of Saint Lucy during the longest night of the year (under the old Gregorian calendar December 13th was the Winter Solstice).

 

Hence, part of the song lyrics:

Santa Lucia, Thy light is glowingSantaLuciaGoldenValley

All through the darkest night, comfort bestowing

Dreams float on wings of night,

Comes then the morning light

Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia

 

 

This celebrated Scandinavian festival of light brightens the dark days. It is a celebration of the coming light lengthening the days and celebrates the life of Saint Lucia, an Italian saint known for her kindness and love. Second grade especially enjoys this festival, as the St. Lucia story is one they have heard as part of the 2nd grade saints and fables curriculum.

Zack LanternsWhat a delightful evening that was had by all on Thursday, November 9th. We had a wonderful turnout in support of the children and the work we are doing in the kindergarten. I really appreciate the strength in our parent body and the warmth that we receive from the community. The children I walked with included families from all five kindergartens at both Golden Valley Schools. The children were reverent and awed by the experience of walking in the great wide world under the stars with their handmade lanterns and coming across Mother Earth in the trees.
 
A parent asked me about the pedagogy behind the Lantern Walk. This pedagogy would not be appropriate to share with the kindergarten child, but it may help adults deepen their understanding of the origins and archetypes within our kindergarten festival life.

  • 28 Feb
    Parent Information Meeting 08:45 AM to 10:45 AM

  • 28 Feb
    Festivals Committee Meeting 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM

  • 01 Mar
    Minimum Day All Day

  • 28 Feb - 02 Mar
  • 06 Mar - 09 Mar
  • 09 Mar - 13 Mar
  • 14 Mar - 16 Mar
  • 15 Mar - 23 Mar
  • 26 Mar - 04 Apr
  • 05 Apr - 13 Apr
  • 12 Apr - 18 Apr
  • 19 Apr - 20 Apr

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Orangevale CA 95662
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