El Día de los Muertos

We kicked off the first day of El Día de los Muertos, with an all-school field trip to MSU for its annual Day of the Dead festival.  Students in grades K-12 were able to learn more about this popular Mexican holiday through hands-on activities.  Students made their own papel picado, decorated sugar skulls, created beautiful flowers from tissue paper, sampled pan de muerto, watched traditional dances of Mexico, and even danced and sang with a live mariachi band.  We can’t wait to return next year! Check out the pictures below.

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Coco Watch Party

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As a fun end to our Day of the Dead celebration and field trip next week, we would like to have a watch party of the movie Coco on Friday, November 2nd.  We will begin the movie immediately after dismissal at 3:30 in the music room.  The movie is 1 hour and 45 minutes in length and is rated PG. We will plan to meet parents in the lobby at 5:15 for pickup.  All Summit students (Beginners – High School) are invited, and we will be serving popcorn for a snack. Please RSVP here so we know how many students to anticipate.

Billy La Bufanda

Students in all grades absolutely love to listen to Spanish songs.  Music is a very effective and authentic way of exposing students to a 2nd language.  Billy La Bufanda has taken over The Summit this year and it’s likely that your students have come home singing his songs.  Watch below to catch a glimpse of the middle school students in action.