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1578 S. El Camino Real,
Encinitas, CA 92024

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rose Ceremony

The Rose Ceremony is a right of passage for the first graders. Families from the whole school gather to witness the former first graders give a rose to each of the new students. It is a 'passing of the torch' and a symbol of readiness/openness for the journey into the world of academics.

After receiving the rose they crossed over the balance beam to shake hands with their new teacher, Ms. Melanie. Then after her beautiful story about a butterfly, the families formed an archway that twisted and turned all the way to the classroom door. Ms. Melanie and her new students walked through the passage and into their first day of the first grade.

Arches of love to the first graders