year at this time at Far Brook, students celebrate many different holiday
traditions, which have included in recent years enjoying Hanukkah latkes, baking holiday
cookies, sharing customs of Kwanzaa, and singing songs from the Latin American tradition of Las Posadas. Students paint bright holiday windows that reflect their
studies and our diverse traditions.
The Christmas Masque is presented by students
from various grades in the style of a medieval masque and evolved
many years ago from the Sixth Grade study of the Middle Ages. Students
learn and perform choral music from the 12th through 16th
centuries and several carols from various cultures around the world. As
described in the Far Brook Middle States Report, “through this mystery
play . . . the children experience the universal reverence and awe for the recurring
miracles of birth, hope, and intimate family love.”
We wish you and your families a joyous holiday season.
Photo courtesy of Ellen Lincer