Dear ACE Students,
It was a lot of fun having the Halloween party with the elementary students.
We thank all the participants for their efforts to dress up in cute Halloween costumes.
We all enjoyed playing games with you, together with Kimura sensei,
Mr. and Mrs. Ueno, and Akiho who have been a great help at Ace parties.
Halloween is celebrated by many people in other parts of the world,
especially young kids.
While American kids enjoyed going house to house to do trick or treating
with their cute or scary costumes and receive lots of candies.
Some other countries like Mexico, Latin America, and Spain call it,
(Dia de Los Muertos) Philippines (Araw ng mga Patay) mean the day of the dead,
takes place on November 1st and is the day to celebrate the significance of life and death,
both past and present.
While the holiday is celebrated throughout Latin America,
it had its strongest ties with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
While one would think of death as being associated with sadness and mourning.
They honor the deceased through lively celebrations and festivals.
In the Philippines, they offer flowers and food on their altar.
The day is spent lighting candles in the cemetery and enjoying good food with friends and family.
This month is the time to enjoy the mesmerizing autumn season. I`d like to ask everyone to take a
picture of you with your best autumn shot and bring it with you to our class.
We`ll make a fun Autumn collage. You`ll get some sweets when you bring yours.