It was a perfect spring morning. The sun was shining, trees were blooming and there was music in the air. On Thursday April 25th, Primary through Middle School children gathered to celebrate our fourth School Spirit Day for this year. These days are joyous celebrations which spiral our awareness from self to our community, to our school, and ultimately connect us to the wondrous earth which we all inhabit. There was much to be acknowledged on this final School Spirit Day of this year: teamwork, talent, growth, the school’s 50th anniversary, Earth Day and our amazing Princeton Montessori community!
The event started in the Crescendo Room with violin and piano performances. Everyone enjoyed seeing and listening to their friend’s performances.
Mrs. Kitade’s violin students: Neil & Neiyam – Minuet No.1, Stella & Benjamin – Canon, Annabella – Gigue
Ms. Miller’s piano students: Robert -“ABC”, Sabi -“Circle of Life”, Zarah- “Fur Elise”, Gloria -“Summer”
The community was then led outside by a huge Chinese dragon and the joyous sounds of drums. Middle School students happily jumped in as both puppeteers and drummers. Once we arrived to the front circle, we planted a dogwood tree for both Earth Day and our 50th anniversary. Mrs. O’Brian dedicated the tree with poetic words and the symbolic shovel full of soil. With our community standing in front of the newly planted tree, the event finished with Mr. Mitnick and Kristen VonWachenfeldt leading us in the singing of our school songs, and Mr. Mitnick’s new song, The Power of Peace. It was a perfect ending for our School Spirit Day!
School Spirit Day ended with a rendition of “Power of Peace” and the school song.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.