Saint Leonard Students Celebrate Christmas Around the World


CATHOLIC SCHOOL MEDIA TIPSHEET
For Immediate Release
December 7, 2011
For more information, call:
Cecelia Price, 502/585-3291

(Louisville, KY) Saint Leonard School (440 Zorn Avenue) first-grade students are completing a “Christmas Around the World” unit. Students created passports and airline tickets in order to visit 10 countries to learn the customs and traditions of each location. Countries being studied include the United States, Sweden, England, Poland, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Ireland and Mexico.

The unit will culminate on Friday, December 16, with a special event involving Christmas customs in Mexico. Students will perform a skit at the school-wide prayer service in honor of the Mexican tradition of la posada. This will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Church. La posada is a 9-day Mexican festival beginning on December 16 that involves children dressing up to re-enact Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter.

For information, call Linda Kinderman, Principal, or first-grade teacher Nicole Hubbs at 502/897-5265.

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