We are so thrilled with the winter celebrations occurring over the last several weeks within our walls. The beauty of Montessori education is reflected in the differences of others at this time of year. Our teachers do an excellent job of paying respect to all our different cultures, customs and religions during the winter months. The celebrations of light are just one method of highlighting the similarities and differences among our traditions. Whether you believe in jolly old men, little elves that play mischievous tricks, the beauty of a menorah, a tree or nothing at all, your background is respected and admired this time of the year at HMS. Thank you for sharing the joy of your family traditions with us as we dismiss on Friday for a few weeks of family time and relaxation. Have a safe and restful break!