Saturday, February 19, 2011

Year of the Cat

On Feb. 8, the Rosa Parks Vietnamese Parent Association, led by parent Ma Thu Tong, hosted its annual Tet New Year Celebration, which included lunch and a large outdoor ceremony complete with dragon dancers and a martial arts demonstration. A group of students (right), under the direction of teacher Pam Pham-Barron, performed two dances for the crowd of students, parents and community members.

Each Rosa Parks student received a fortune cookie along with a red envelope that contained a gold coin for prosperity, an eraser to clear mistakes from the past and a new pencil to begin new ideas for the future. Students also learned that in China this is the year of the Rabbit while in Vietnam it is the year of the Cat.

For more information, please contact Vice Principal Irene Hightower at or 619-282-6803.