We are excited to be starting our library upgrades along with other upgrades to our school. We completed our refresh painting in the room and moved our shelves. We are particularly excited about our new accent wall decorated with many words that represent our school and our work with our students. We think it looks great! Thanks to Ms Osborne and Mr.Tamblyn along with our student library helpers for their work towards making our Learning Commons a terrific learning space for our students and staff.
January 1 marks the New Year in the Gregorian calendar, and is celebrated by many communities world-wide. Korean New Year was originally a lunar festival, called Son-nal, held at the beginning of the second new moon after the winter solstice (December 21 or 22). Nowadays, New Year's is often celebrated on the solar New Year, January 1st. Many Korean families use this day to honor ancestors, have special food, and play traditional games. Oshogatsu (January 1-3) is an important festival for many Japanese people. Some gather with friends and families to say good-bye to the old year at forgetting parties. They also say hello to the New Year. Many Japanese, some of whom practice Shintoism, welcome in the New Year with prayers for renewal of hearts, good health, and prosperity. In North America, January 1 has become a day for Buddhists of all schools to attend a special service in the local temple. For many people, New Year's Eve is a secular holiday and has become an occasion fo