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Fall Festival is Coming!

Hampton Stephens, Margi Patel, Susan Evans
Time to get excited about this year’s Fall Festival and Diwali Celebration. This year, we will have all your favorite Fall Festival activities, a cakewalk, costume contest, spooky science, bloody bandages and much more. Fall Festival Activities will start at 4:30 on Friday afternoon and end around 5:45 with our costume parade. After the winners are announced, we will all head to the Quad where we will have an amazing dinner catered by Sitar and enjoy the entertainment and lights of Diwali Festival. Do not forget to bring a picnic blanket!
As many of you know, this year’s Country of Study is India and our Fall Festival falls during Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. The week of October 20, people all over India will celebrate Diwali by surrounding themselves with lights, color, food and most importantly, family and friends. This festival represents the Indian New Year.

To observe this wonderful festival, the Highlands Community will come together on the quad and celebrate with an Indian dinner picnic. During this time, our very own Highlands students will be organizing a show educating us about Diwali and entertaining us with traditional Indian performances.

Each family will be responsible for providing a blanket, and order forms for dinner will go home with your student this week. Please keep in mind that since the festival is earlier in the month, you may need to talk to your little ones about a costume sooner rather than later!

Finally, save time and energy by purchasing a 2017-2018 Parent’s Auxiliary Pack. Avoid standing in line by paying for all Highlands School events at once!

Please feel free to direct any questions our way, or to Hampton Stephens at (hampton.stephens@gmail.com).

We look forward to seeing you at Diwali!

Margi, Hampton, and Susan 
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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