The following photoessay was contributed by Elm City Montessori School, with photos by Robert Wright Photography.
On Thursday night, Elm City Montessori hosted its annual Winter Sing celebration, outdoors and in the evening. The event began with opening remarks from leaders centering the second quarter anti-bias anti-racist themes of "seeing and celebrating differences" alongside "honoring our traditions," as well as a parent sharing some of her Kwanzaa beliefs and practices.
Each classroom, as well as the family organizers and teachers, sang a song. The event was organized by the Family Teacher Organization and co-produced by parent volunteers of A Broken Umbrella Theatre. Poké Oli was present serving hot chocolate and some samples from its winter menu, as well as three food trucks, Ramen Station, Sophie Cafe, and La Chalupa.