Fox Hill Happenings ~ 12-23-16

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Winter Break is here! There are many holiday traditions celebrated around the world and December has offered us the great opportunity to teach our students about our multicultural world. Our teachers have enjoyed having parents and children share their holiday traditions throughout December and we have learned a lot from the many different cultural traditions that make up our one school community. Some of the holidays celebrated in December include the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican); St. Lucia Day (Swedish); Hanukkah (Jewish); Christmas Day (Christian); Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish); Kwanzaa (African American); Omisoka (Japanese) and Pancha Ganapati (Hindu). What all traditions have in common is they make us happy, they keep connections strong in our family and in our community! Traditions are important and cherished by all! Whatever holiday your family celebrates in December, everyone at Fox Hill School wishes you a very happy one! We also wish you a Happy New Year and we hope 2017 brings peace and joy to you. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

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2 thoughts on “Fox Hill Happenings ~ 12-23-16

  1. Hi. Merry Christmas. I would like to take a moment to thank you all for the gr8 job you do. Teaching our children about different cultures around the would is giving a chance to the children to know each other better and is a crucial step to unite our nation when today children become the next adult generation of this country.

    I could suggest adding another celebration to the list: “Yalda night”.

    “Yalda night” (Shab-e Yalda) is a Persian/Iranian festival celebrated on the “longest night of the year,” December 20/21. It’s being observed by Iranians, Azerbaijanians, Afghans, Kurds, and Tajiks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yald%C4%81_Night

    Thank you again for the great multicultural environment you have in Fox Hill school. We can’t appreciate it enough.

    -Azizi family

    • Dear Mr. Azizi
      Thank you very much for your kind words! We agree with your comments! Teaching our students community and extending kindness to others matters every day. I am so proud of our children and very grateful of the appreciation you and others have of us as a school community.

      Thank you for sharing another December celebration, this is how we learn about all the wonderful traditions and cultures that make up Fox Hill School. We wish you and all families who celebrated “Yalda Night” a wonderful year. Your traditions sound special and you have allowed us to learn more about your culture. Thank you, it is much appreciated! Enjoy the winter break!

      Our Best,
      Ellen Johnson, Principal

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