Winter Spiral – December 13, 2013
Our annual Winter Spiral will be held on Friday, December 13th in the auditorium.
This special and solemn celebration of the Advent and winter season is designed to remind us that even in the darkest of winter we can still find light to lead us on our way. In a darkened room, all will enter in silence. A pine bough spiral will grace the floor. Each child will walk the spiral alone, carrying an unlit candle. The child progresses toward the center of the spiral towards a glowing candle. The student then lights her own candle from the center light and walks out of the spiral, placing her candle in the spiral along the way. After each has taken his turn, the path will be glimmering with candles, and the students will leave quietly.
Each class will walk the spiral during the school day, and parents are welcome to attend. Please check with your child’s teacher for the scheduled time slot and be sure you arrive exactly on time. A community spiral will be held in the evening from 6:30-7:30 pm for parents and children who wish to walk the spiral in the darkness of the night. Please arrive on time for this reverent event and be prepared to stay for the whole hour. Latecomers will not be admitted due to the disruption that this causes.
For parents who attend their child’s Winter Spiral walk, please turn off all electronic devices including phones and cameras. If you are considering bringing a younger sibling, please consider whether he or she will be able to sit quietly for 45 minutes. If not, please consider making alternate arrangements. It is essential that we maintain the reverent mood of this event. We ask that you arrive and are seated 10 minutes prior to the class’s assigned time and remain throughout the duration of the walk.
We will need volunteers both to prepare for the Winter Spiral ahead of time and to help on the day of the Spiral. If you are available to help, please contact Christina Chirdon-Jones.