Our school made the local paper front page!
The kids are pictured coloring Day of the Dead skull masks.
As a start up parent –teacher organization we needed a way to start generating funds. Rather than just have a fundraiser just for the sake of fundraising, we felt we needed our event to reflect our mission statement. Which is to...
“Enhance the educational and social experiences that our children have at ISLA by enriching the curriculum and providing the school community with social activities.” I was the Chair for this event and it totally rocked. Unfortunately I didn't take a single picture, I was so busy playing hostess and cruise director. I even asked my friend Ronda to make a set of skulls for me for earrings, they were a big hit!
This Day of the Dead celebration was a wonderful family event celebrating the unity between life and death and a way to honor loved ones that have died. We had crafts including tissue paper flowers and skull masks, face painting, Loteria and pan de Muertos (bread of the dead). One of our moms painted a giant sugar skull face and turned it into a bean bag toss game.
We didn't do an alter this year (didn't want to freak people out) but maybe next year.
I think this is going to become one of my favorite holidays ...