December is filled with fun and surprises including our delightful, annual Winter Solstice Tea Celebration and Gift Exchange! For our new families, this is a day devoted to, and the celebration of, the art of giving in a season focused quite a bit on receiving. We invite parents and family members to watch the children perform some of their favorite songs, participate in a gift exchange, and allow the children to serve tea and cookies to their parents!
The gift exchange is special in that it entails each child making a gift at home for one of their classmates whose name they have drawn from a bowl. I find it especially touching in that the gifts are homemade (with adult help) and most often reflect knowledge and affection for the child receiving the gift. More details to come, and if you need assistance with gift ideas, please do not hesitate to ask!