Advent Spiral December 2nd and 3rd

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One of Spring Garden’s most beautiful festivals is approaching: Advent. The Advent Spiral Garden is a reverent, candlelit ceremony which takes place during the school day. Students enter the darkened gym, where a spiral pathway of fresh pine boughs has been laid with a large, lit candle at its center.

Each student walks to the center of the spiral with an unlit candle, lights their candle, and places it somewhere along the spiral path as they wind their way back from the center. With each student, the light grows to illuminate the room, reminding us of the eternal light within us and within all mankind.

Parent volunteers sing meditative song, often referred to as angel voices, to help add reverence to the event. Adult volunteers are also needed to help lay the spiral, carve the apples used for candle holders, and retrieve students to participate in this beautiful, solemn event.

Advent Spiral Schedule
      Monday, December 2
         Class 5:  8:40 – 9:25
         Miss Olga:  9:30 – 10:40
         Miss Kathy:  10:45 – 11:20
         Class 3:  11:25 – 12:20
         Class 1:  1:15 – 2:30
     Tuesday, December 3
         Class 6:  8:40 – 9:25
         Miss Julie: 9:30 – 10:40
         Class 2: 10:45 – 11:45
         Class 7:  11:50 – 12:20
         Class 4:  1:10 – 2:20
         Class 8:  2:25 – 3:00
Please note that these times are approximate. Parents are welcome to come and observe as classes walk the Advent Spiral with the exception of parents of students in Grade 8 – in Grade 8, their last year at SGWS, students walk the spiral in silent, reflective solitude. If you would like to volunteer to set up the spiral and/or sing while classes walk the spiral, please sign up on the sheets posted in the office window.

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