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Spring Festival/Work Day

Spring Festival This Saturday
May 4, 9 am to 4 pm

MaypoleSpring is the time of the lengthening of the days and the greening of the earth. Bulbs are blooming, trees are budding, and the birds are weaving their nests. Join us as Lady Spring overcomes King Winter and the children perform their maypole dances. Our annual Spring Festival this year is this Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wear your finest SPRING GREEN 

and GOLD clothing and deck your hair with flowers or wreaths of greenery.

 

The day includes a spring play to chase the winter away, and a forsythia / green bough procession (everyone bring a forsythia bough or forsythia greens to put into the buckets by the front doors!). Our 6th graders will perform the maypole dance accompanied by our 7th grade musicians. It is a fun day for the whole family, including grandparents and friends. All are warmly welcome! 

 

Food

The school will provide a mid-morning snack before we break for our work day. Parents, please bring a picnic lunch for your family.

 

Schedule for the Day

Like Michaelmas in the fall, the Spring Festival is considered a school day for grades children.   

 

Here is a preview of the schedule for the day:
  • 9:00 am - Gather by the Stone Table in the front of the school for the pageantry
  • 9:10 am - Welcome Lady Spring
  • 9:25 am - Procession 'neath forsythia boughs to the upper field (PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A FEW FORSYTHIA BOUGHS!)
  • 9:30 am - Maypole dance; music by the 7th graders and dancing by the 6th graders
  • 10:00 am - Snack provided by the school
  • 10:20 am -12:00 pm Community Work Projects by grades
  • 12:00 -1:00 pm - Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy eating together on the upper field

Teachers will dismiss their students immediately following the dancing, before snack time. At that point parents are responsible for their children.

 

Rain or Shine!

We will hold our spring festival even if it rains! If the weather is rainy, we will have an abbreviated celebration and will meet in the auditorium at 9 a.m. for the spring play, followed by the dancing, snack and coffee.

 

Welcome spring!

 

Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2013 (All day)