We are thrilled to announce that 25 boxes of books were collected at our annual book drive for the “More Than Words” organization during the week of April 1-5, 2019.
Visitors from Guatemala
At the end of January Great Expectations welcomes back for a visit, Amanda Flayer Chif, founder of the early learning center La Puerta Abierta (The Open Door) located in Santiago Atitlian, Guatemala. Ana Mesia, a second grade teacher at the school, will accompany her. Ana is an artisan weaver and member of the Living Thread Co in the community of Santiago and self-identifies as indigenous Maya. Ana was invited to participate in the living arts exhibit Arts for Conversation, Creativity and Culture at The National Museum of Women in Washington, D.C. where she will demonstrate traditional Mayan backstrap loom weaving and embroidery. We are thrilled for Ana, and delighted that she and Amanda are able to visit us during their trip. Carole and Pauline will make their third annual trip to Guatemala during the February 2019 school vacation. They continue to work directly with the children, teachers and administration at la Puerta Abierta sharing educational philosophies, curriculum ideas and cultures. Read more about our partnership with la Puerta Abierta here.
Our annual food drive to benefit the Arlington Food Pantry is scheduled for February 4 –12. The Arlington Food Pantry is dedicated to eliminating food insecurity by providing food all year long for Arlington families and individuals in need.