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!
Laurie writes in…
The GREAT PUMPKIN SALE and Fund-raiser for Renfroe Middle School and Glennwood Elementary has begun! Pumpkins of all sizes and lots of exotics too! Weekends in October at Renfroe Middle School on College Ave. and Glennwood Elementary School on Ponce De Leon Ave.
Please support your school and buy a gorgeous pumpkin!
According to another note from the Renfroe PTA “Last year the sales raised thousands of dollars that went towards improving our children’s educational experiences.”
From the City Schools of Decatur…
We are proud and excited to announce that Dianna Herron-Watson has been chosen to be the new principal at Glennwood Elementary for the 2010 – 2011 school year. Dianna has worked for City Schools of Decatur for fourteen years. She began teaching at College Heights Elementary in the Kinderheim program. Dianna taught at Clairemont Elementary and served as the Instructional Coach for two years. This is her second year at Winnona Park Elementary as the Instructional Coach and a member of the School Leadership Team. Dianna was selected after two interviews; one with staff and parents and a second with the Instructional Services personnel and the Superintendent.
Raised in Missouri, Dianna received her B.S. degree from Missouri State University in Community Commercial Recreation. Moving to Atlanta she worked at the Omni International Hotel, serving as Director of Reservations and Front Office Manager. After adopting her children, Dianna began working with Decatur First United Methodist Church Preschool.
Dianna attended Brenau University obtaining her initial teaching certificate and Master in Early Childhood Education. Currently, she is completing her Education Specialist degree with Valdosta State University.
Dianna is married to Robert Watson and has raised two children who attended City Schools of Decatur schools. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and kayaking.