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Welcoming in the Year of the Pig

This week on the Hilltop, we welcomed in the Year of the Pig at our Lunar New Year celebration. In many Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Korea, and Malaysia, the Lunar New Year is an important and festive holiday.

To prepare for St. Luke’s celebration, Ms. Lai’s Mandarin students wrote lucky greetings on red paper and decorated the school with lanterns and couplets about spring. An artificial intelligence app, now used in China, was used to write some customized spring couplets. Special Lunar New Year stickers were also created in the designLab, with the help of Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. Gerardi.

This past Tuesday and Wednesday, the School community celebrated with activities run by the Mandarin students. The activities included trivia contests, calligraphy writing, interactive whiteboard projects, a green screen photo booth, and a pin the tail on the pig game, complete with Asian candy for the winners. FLIK added to the festivities with a special dumpling day in honor of the Lunar New Year.

View the Lunar New Year at St. Luke's photo gallery.


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