|From Leigh Moss, Head of School
If you haven't yet donated your $50 enrichment fee this year, please consider helping ADS cover costs for tablet and laptop insurance, one field trip, and additional consumable for our Essentials programs.
You can make checks payable to Austin Discovery School and return them to your child's teacher or directly to Deborah Freeman in the Front Office.
Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos will be celebrated at ADS on Friday, November 3rd!
For those new to ADS this year, if you are not familiar with this celebration you can find out more here. Following is what Dia de los Muertos looks like at ADS.
ALTARS/ ART INSTALLATIONS/ STATIONS:
Each class may sign up for an installation site outside the library by Friday, October 13th. The installations will be set up all around theinterior of the campus. We want LOTS of community involvement and to honor and celebrate loved ones, things, and places that have moved on. Like the celebrations in Latin America, we would love for this to be a community celebration and a sensory experience.
Here’s how the classrooms can participate:
1. ADS teachers will sign up on a site map to choose a location for their class
2. During October, classes will design their altar/installation/ stations:
On the day of the event:
7:50 a.m. Face painting by room parents & teacher’s morning activities:
9 a.m. Grades K-2 ONLY
QUIET PROCESSION BEGINS: Students in grades K-2 will meet outside the Eco building and process through the gardens and campus and end up around the center circle on campus. (Route will be marked.) Theprocession is quiet to allow students to reflect on someone or something that they have said goodbye to- ultimately this is to honor thepassing of this person/ thing… THEN we will CELEBRATE them! Music and Dance!
10 a.m. WHOLE SCHOOL
MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCES IN THECENTER CIRCLE ON CAMPUS.
Grades K-2 will be dismissed to their classrooms after the performance.
11 a.m. Grades 3-8 ONLY
QUIET PROCESSION BEGINS: Students in grades 3-8 will process through the campus and across the street to the gardens and end outside the Eco building. (Route will be marked.) Again, the procession is quiet to allow students to reflect on someone or something that they have lost.
Please coordinate with your child's teachers to learn more about how you can volunteer or participate in this event this year.