Dia de los Muertos- A Night To Remember!

Our first ever PTA sponsored Dia de los Muertos Festival was a huge success, with families, staff and friends of Graham Hill gathering to celebrate this beautiful holiday. The time and effort put in by many families and staff was evident as we ate delicious tamales, drank addictive Mexican Hot Chocolate and danced and sang to an awesome Mariachi Band. The crafts were so fun, and the education had by all was undeniable. Thank you to all who spent time, energy and love in making this event happen.

In the words of one Graham Hill mom:

“Sending my warmest thanks and congratulations (to Viridiana especially) for a wonderful event on Friday.  What fun!  And I stand by my position that Mexican hot chocolate is the best in the world.  Most importantly, my children learned so much in discussions at school leading up to the event and on the night of.  And thank you to Tara for the terrific work with the book fair.  The events complimented each other nicely.

Friday’s event reflects so much of why we moved to South Seattle and are grateful to be in the community of Graham Hill families.

My best,
-Ericka”

And from one of our teachers:

“Thank you Graham Hill PTA for sharing the Dia de los Muertos traditions and festivities with our community. My students were so touched by it all that when our little goldfish died this week, they spontaneously made art work, drawings, poems and messages to honor and remember it. It warmed my heart to see how open they were to mourning the passing of their little fish, but also to celebrate his life. Here are some of the pics from their “altar” in Room 203.

Thank you to all for sharing your culture and traditions with us. They make all of us richer, and more connected to one another as well.

Warmly,
Ms. Maureen”

*The pics mentioned by Ms. Maureen are attached here, and all pics of kids have been approved to use by their parents.

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