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Día De Los Muertos At Vineyard Ranch

Submitted By Valerie Steinbarth

El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated at the beginning of November in Mexico and throughout Latin America. This beautiful tradition honors our loved ones who have passed away.

Rather than mourning the dead, this holiday is spent celebrating their lives with food and special activities. Some families spend the day at the cemetery cleaning and decorating graves as well as sharing picnics that include the deceased person’s favorite meals. Continue reading

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Fall Fun at Las Lomas

Submitted By Leigh Anne Roeber

The Las Lomas PTA hosted their 2nd annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 24th.  The students at Las Lomas had tons of fun and the event was a great success! Highlights of the evening included a beautiful silent auction in their library, a storybook pumpkin patch, a cake walk, and many fun booths and games sponsored by grade-levels and organizations.

Las Lomas hosted their first annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 11th. Continue reading

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Exceptional Hardy Oak Student Luncheon

Submitted By Lisa Ray

Each new school year, Dr. Gottardy invites fifth grade students throughout the district to a luncheon. He asks fifth grade teachers to choose a student who will represent their school as a leader in a positive and insightful way. He is looking for students who he can talk to and hear ideas from. He asks students to voice concerns that each of the elementary schools may have and offer ideas on how to improve our schools.

James Pittard, a fifth grader attending Hardy Oak Elementary school, was selected by the fifth grade teachers to represent Hardy Oak at the luncheon. Continue reading