Spiral of Light
Every year, just before the Winter Solstice, the students walk through a “spiral of light” to celebrate with light and love the darkest time of the year. What are the origins of the Advent Spiral?This quote pretty much sums it all up: “As a universal symbol the Spiral/Labyrinth appears throughout history dating some 4,500 years and appears cross-culturally over the face of our world throughout our known history.” By Kristie Burns © 2001
The Winter Faire: The City School celebrates a Winter Festival with Winter crafts including candle dipping, cookie decorating and more! The Angel Room! The most loved attraction for most of the children is our “Angel Room” which is a room filled with “gently used toys, books and other gifts” donated by the City School Families. It gives everyone a chance to donate toys and things that are no longer being used while finding a new and loving home for them. Each child goes into the Angel Room to find gifts for family, friends, and yes, themselves sometimes as well! The Sprial of Light Ceremony As darkness falls families gather quietly with their children and are led into the auditorium, which is transformed with a beautiful spiral made of fragrant greenery, wooden stumps, crystals and gnomes. Each child is led by an “Angel” to light her candle from the center of the spiral, and place their candle on one of the stumps. After everybody has lit a candle, the spiral is a beautiful sight!