Highlands Blog

SHA Met October 14th

Sra. Bree Holland
The Sociedad members will be hosting a booth at the Highland’s Fall Festival giving out sugar skull temporary tattoos. Members of the SHA can sign up for 30-minute shifts to help at the booth. They have the link to the sign-up sheet and can sign up now!
The Sociedad members learned to make tissue paper flowers for the Bare Hands Gallery’s Día de los Muertos Festival, which is November 2nd. They hope to teach the rest of the middle school to make them, as well, in order to have more to donate.
The Sociedad members can also donate their time and abilities to help with the Día de los Muertos Festival. The Bare Hands Gallery is a non-profit, community-supported organization so any volunteers to help with the preparation are appreciated. One of our Highland’s parents, Helga Mendoza, does a lot of work for the festival and has welcomed our students to come help her paint altars and skulls over the next two weeks.
Students can come work with her during any of the times below. This is not a requirement but open to any student who would enjoy helping or would like to get some volunteer hours. Helga will be at Cahaba Brewery working on:
  • Tuesday, October 18—5:30-6:30
  • Thursday, October 20—5:30-6:30
  • Tuesday, October 25—5:30-6:30
  • Thursday, October 27—5:30-6:30
If you are interested in more information about the Día de los Muertos Festival, please visit the website: http://www.barehandsinc.org/#festival. It is a wonderful celebration full of food, music, altars, art, crafts, parades, and much more.
Please let Sra. Holland know if you have any questions. The Sociedad is off to a great start this year, and the students are excited about many opportunities to promote the Spanish language and culture, as well as to serve the school and community.
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