January 1 marks the New Year in the Gregorian calendar, and is celebrated by many
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 for
This is to inform you that due to low student enrollment in
LunchBox orders we have to cancel this program for the rest of the school
year. The week of December 17th to 21st will be the last week you can
place your orders.
If you have any other suggestions in any other lunch
programs please let us know.
WPS School Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parents / Guardians: Westminster PS is pleased to
announce that we will be using an online process through Edsby to manage our Parent Teacher Interviews/Student Led
Conferences scheduled for Nov 22 & 23, 2018. Edsby is an
intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve
times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have
created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our
YRDSB families. Families will need to create an
Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s
teachers for Student Led Conferences. Only families who create an Edsby
account prior to the schedule being opened on November 7th will have
access. For help signing up for Parent-Teacher interviews/Student Led
Conferences, please visit http://bit.ly/ptifamily. If you require assistance in
setting up your Edsby account, or have any questions about the booking process,
please contact our ma…