Photos by Toni LeBel / San Marino Tribune
First published in the Feb. 3 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.
K.L. Carver Elementary School recently held its annual Lunar New Year Celebration to welcome the Year of the Tiger.
It was an event to celebrate cultural diversity for all Carver students since 2003. The school’s main driveway was adorned with big red lanterns hung high along the posts to welcome everyone anticipating this wonderful cultural celebration, and the school campus was transformed with festive decorations. It was a day of excitement filled with school spirit.
To kick off the event, the Wushu Shaolin Entertainment performed the traditional Lion Dance, moving along the hallways of classrooms and the courtyard, and demonstrated martial arts on the blacktop.
Afterward, the Carver cafeteria staff treated the students and teachers to a tasty Chinese lunch which included orange chicken, egg rolls and fortune cookies.
On the playground, booths of arts, crafts and games were set up for the students to participate in after lunch time.
Fun craft activities included making lanterns, folding panda origami, making tiger masks as well as games like shuttlecock kicking and tossing sandbags into buckets. Tickets were given out to students who participated in the activities and were used to claim prizes. It was a festive and memorable day for the Carver students and staff.
This year’s Lunar New Year Celebration was made possible by the sponsorship of Carver PTA and the generous donations from the San Marino Chinese Club. The cultural event also would not be possible without the help of the school’s volunteers.