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La Mariposa was treated to a Winter Concert this morning. The La Mariposa chorus is a product of teacher and parent support for music education at La Mariposa. Continue reading
There is nothing like the holiday season to bring your family together. Here are some great ways to celebrate the Season of Giving with your growing family:
Local Stuff to See & Do:
Get Into the Giving Spirit with these Community Service Ideas:
Holiday Art & Science to Keep Hands Busy During the Break
Alright, we know it’s almost Thanksgiving, but we wanted to give ya’ll a chance to get those pictures submitted. Without further ado…
Thanks to Kim Woolley, Nicolette Marselian, Melissa Craig, Cindy Laudato-Wong, & Susan Weerakkody for sharing their photos with us.
“Those who have the freedom to live their dreams, have an obligation to those who dream of living free.”–George Bush
We observe Veterans Day to honor those people, past and present, who serve in our armed forces. Veteran’s Day coincides Continue reading
According to the Irish legends, a leprechaun keeps his fortune in a pot of gold and will give it anyone who follows the correct procedure. If you are feeling lucky, here’s how to get it.
- Listen for the sound of his hammer. Leprechauns are often busy making a shoe (and only one shoe) for an elf.
- Sneak up on the leprechaun. Hopefully, he will be absorbed in his work and will not hear you.
- Hold on to the leprechaun and don’t let go. Expect him to put up a pretty good fight, even if he is only about 2 feet tall.
- Keep your eyes on the leprechaun. He will do anything to get you to look away for a second. If you do, he will disappear into the mist, and his pot of gold is safe.
- Threaten him if he is especially resistant to telling you where the pot of gold is hiding.
- Make the leprechaun take you to his pot of gold. You should find it at the end of the rainbow.
Tips & Warnings
- Leprechauns are always male. No one has ever given a credible report of a female leprechaun.
- Although leprechauns are now usually depicted wearing nothing but green, at the turn of the twentieth century they were renowned for wearing red coats.
A note from the editor:
As I was fishing around looking for a fun St. Patty’s Day article, I also came across this great little story:
The Legend of The Leprechaun: Pots of Gold, Magic and Rainbows?
The Meaning of The King Holiday
by Coretta Scott King
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit…Read Full Article.
Bringing the Message Home: Here are some great links to help your family honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s spirit of peace, courage, and freedom.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without the annual La Mariposa Halloween Parade. Our kindergarteners and first graders marched first thing in the morning as their “Big Buddies” and some of the the fourth and fifth grade classes watched. The second and third grade classes followed in the afternoon! What a great way to start their ‘Spooktacular Day’!