Lending a Hand for International Day
Felicidades and congratulations to all the students for their performances and contributions to help make International Day a success. The students received many compliments from the parents and staff attending the festivities. Special congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Holtsclaw, elementary music director, who worked tirelessly to coordinate all the performances for the event.
Members of the Middle School Spanish Honors, Beta Club, French Honor Society and Patriot Society together with, MS teachers and parents contributed their time and talents to help make the assembly and carnival a moving and fun day for all. Thank you to Paisley G. (’22) for opening the assembly as the MC of the flag procession and to Joanie H. ('23) for her beautiful singing of our National Anthem. Appreciations to all the flag bearers for their enthusiastic and energetic opening of the ceremony. A world of thanks to Mrs. Milian who has lovingly organized this CDS tradition since our school moved into the Bearss Avenue campus. Special thanks to all who made this moving ceremony possible: Mrs. MacMartin who helped coordinate the procession, the students who gave up their recess time to rehearse the procession, and parents, Mrs. Meaney, Mrs. Tripp, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Teller, Mrs. Conrad, Mrs. Schultz and Mrs. Shah, who graciously volunteered to set up the flags and have them ready for the rehearsals and the performance.
After the assembly, the middle school students volunteered at their red tent decorated with the flags of the Spanish-speaking countries. Offering samples of Spanish sodas, their tent was very popular. Appreciations to Mr. Lee Castillo, “The Churro Man,” who generously donated 17 cases of Spanish sodas for the sampling. At the domino table that was set up by the tent, students also showed the younger students, their parents, and even varsity football players, how to play the popular Spanish game of dominos.
Thank you to the parents that volunteered to assist the students at the tent: Mrs. Tripp, Mrs. Meaney, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Conrad, Mr. Lindin, Mrs. McCartney and Mrs. Gosine. Their help was invaluable, from setting up the sodas, supervising the students, and helping clean up at the end.