Dear <<First Name>>,
As the sun sets earlier and rises later, students in the kindergartens and early grades gather with their classes for their Lantern Walk. Handmade lanterns, often decorated with stars, suns and moons, are lit as symbols for the children of their own individual light. The children sing songs and, as darkness falls, venture out into the night with their glowing lanterns in a mood of quiet reverence. The evening walk gives younger children an experience of caring and sharing as we move toward the darkness of winter.
At this time of year, all across the northern hemisphere, many cultures, religions and faiths recognize a festival of light. Our Lantern Walk serves as a reminder that each of us has a divine spark to nurture and share with others.
“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”
Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism (563-483 B.C.)
Communications & Events Coordinator