Dear Hastings School Families,
I hope that everyone is enjoying a peaceful and rejuvenating February break. We have certainly had our share of snow lately! It's hard to imagine that in four short weeks it will be spring.
Did you know that one out of every five people on Earth is Chinese, the Great Wall of China is over 5000 miles long, and that paper cutting is a beautiful and intricate traditional Chinese art form? Well, many of our students now do, thanks to the wonderful presentations that took place in the Hastings library last week led by parent volunteers. The children were treated to intriguing displays and descriptions of Chinese art, clothing, books, toys, and games. They saw pictures, videos, and demonstrations of the geography, points of interest, unique animals, and holiday traditions of China. The children even got to make their own Chinese paper cutting and practiced painting Chinese characters. We are so thankful to our parent volunteers who made China come alive for our students.