Saturday, November 10, 2012
This is the fourth year Julie King has visited the Advent School to talk about Dia de Los Muertos.
For the fourth year in a row, Villa Mexico Cafe owner Julie King has helped children at the Advent School celebrate a real Mexican Dia de Los Muertos. Last Friday, Nov. 2, King talked to Polly Pfau's kindergarten class about how the meaning of Day of the Dead and helped them the traditional create arts and crafts. As in years past, Pfau's class will thank King walking to Villa Mexico Cafe, in Grampy's gas station on Cambridge Street, and presenting her with a special collage of the day.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Julie King shares the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos with the class each year.
In what has become an annual November tradition, kindergartners from the Advent School trekked to Villa Mexico, the restaurant at Grampy's gas station, to thank its owner for sharing Dia de Los Muertos with them. Dozens of students came to the restaurant Tuesday to present Julie King with a thank-you poster and enjoy quesadillas and soda. The poster included photos of King's visit to the school earlier in the month, in which she built an altar to her ancestors in honor of Dia de Los Muertos, and spoke to the kids about the Mexican celebration. The children had a special tie to the Nov. 1 holiday because the monarch butterflies they had helped raise earlier in the year arrive in Mexico around Dia de Los Muertos, which King said the …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
First day of school at The Advent School; public meeting on specialty foods market; remembering 9/11; free earrings at Crush; and more rain.
1. The Advent School welcomes 213 students today as it begins its 50th anniversary year. This year the schools adds a new building for Science, Math and the Arts – The Advent School Smart Lab. The neighborhood is invited to explore it during the Beacon Hill Block party on Sept. 18. And check back with Beacon Hill Patch for a story on the new lab. "We take pride in our programs, which include an engineering class for fifth and sixth graders, and yoga for our youngest grades, and Spanish beginning in kindergarten," Nancy Harris Frohlich, the head of school, told Patch. 2. The state is holding a public hearing today about the creation of a specialty-foods public market in downtown Boston. The meeting will focus on hearing how such a market …