NEWS

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

SEVEN ARROWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO HOST “THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A BOOK!” LITERARY FESTIVAL & POP-UP BOOK SHOP WITH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

Seven Arrows Elementary School invites the community to join in their celebration of books during their annual Literary Festival, Wednesday, December 6 — Saturday, December 9, 2017.  

The event culminates Saturday with a special Palisades Community Day, which includes FREE Makerspace & Art workshops, plus a special presentation by children’s book author Michael Raysses, who will be presenting & signing his wonderful book, Lonely the Only.  

The Pop-Up Book Shop, open to the public Wednesday-Saturday 8am-5pm, will feature a wide variety of hand-picked books for all ages & offer a great selection for all of your holiday gift-giving needs! From picture books, to chapter books for young readers, comedy, action, adventure, mysteries, trilogies, and non-fiction — there is something for everyone!   

The free workshops on Saturday, December 9 are for children 5-14 years old. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children’s activities include:

  • Robotics – 9:30 a.m., every 45 minutes until 2:00 p.m.
  • Abstract Art Sculpture Making – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This year’s theme, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A BOOK!, celebrates the ability of a book to magically transport the reader anywhere — real or imagined; any time — past, present or future; no matter who you are or where you are from! Everyone is welcome to our community celebration of books!

Fiona Farrahi
Marketing and Community Affairs
ffarrahi@sevenarrows.org

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

STUDENTS TAKE AUTHENTIC ROAD TO ANNUAL EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS HOLIDAY

Seven Arrows’ annual deep dive into their integrated Spanish curriculum culminates this Friday at El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) Street Fiesta. The Street Fiesta takes place between Swarthmore Avenue and Alma Real Drive on La Cruz Drive this Friday, November 3, 2017. The event runs from 8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The celebration begins in the morning with student performances that dive deeply into the meaning, history, and rich tradition of Spanish speaking cultures around the globe.

El Día de los Muertos is a colorful, sacred, and happy holiday that celebrates and honors the deceased and our ancestors. It is one of the most celebrated rituals in Mexico and certain parts of the United States. Our students make meaningful connections by sharing their photos and stories of deceased loved ones. They explore the tradition’s 3,000-year-old history and study the customs of the ancient Mexican settlers. Students create compelling Spanish art, authentic skulls, and elaborately adorned altars. The school is transformed and the day is filled with performances inspired by their research and studies. The evening culminates with an authentic street fiesta featuring, art, music, dance, and customary food.

Event Schedule and Location:
Seven Arrows Elementary School – Main Campus
15240 La Cruz Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Lower School Performance – 8:15 a.m. (not open to public) | Upper School Performance – 6:30 p.m. (not open to public)
Street Fiesta – 8:15 p.m. (open to the community)

Fiona Farrahi
Marketing and Community Affairs
ffarrahi@sevenarrows.org