Glennwood Elementary Stardust Stroll Lantern Parade This Evening!

A great event with a great name.   From the Decatur Arts Alliance blog

On Tuesday, December 17th, Glennwood Elementary 2nd grade students will celebrate their learning with the Stardust Stroll Lantern Parade and book release of SKYLIGHTS II.  The students have been participating in lantern building workshops led by Chantell Rytter during art instruction.  Ms. Rytter has worked on several Atlanta lantern parades including the Grant Park Conservancy Halloween Lantern Parade, FLUX Lantern Parade and the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade. The project is generously funded by the Decatur Education Foundation Teacher Innovation Grant. 

Two giant lantern puppets and the BlackSheep Ensemble Band will lead students and their lanterns from Glennwood Elementary through the Decatur Square and end at Little Shop of Stories.  Students will then show their collective work SKYLIGHTS II at Little Shop of Stories.  You may checkout last years’ book SKYLIGHTS on iTunes.

The parade will leave Glennwood Elementary at 6:30 PM.  Please join us for the fun or view the parade traveling through the Decatur Square!

3 thoughts on “Glennwood Elementary Stardust Stroll Lantern Parade This Evening!”

  1. It was an amazing event. Thank you Glennwood art teacher Mr. Madden and second grade teachers Ms. Sigmon, Mr. Yongue and Ms. Beatty, and Glennwood principal Ms. Watson. We are so lucky to live in a place where you get to celebrate learning in such a huge way in the dark with a brass and percussion band followed by a kids art show at Little Shop of Stories.

  2. Agreed! That was one of my favorite CSD events EVER. The only downside was that the promised police escorts did not show up. Brave Principal Watson assured our safety at every crosswalk with her bright yellow jacket, but some po-po presence would have been appreciated. That aside, the kids had a blast, the lanterns were beautiful, the music was AWESOME, the books the kids made that were on sale at LSOS are beautiful, and the parade made me even more grateful to live in Decatur.

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