December 16th was the last day of school before the holiday vacation.  We had a blast!

Students started the day with lively discussions on the principles of dadati pratighrnati, accepting and offering gifts in charity.  We heard the story of Krishna in the Gift Box, where Mother Yashoda packed a box of gifts for Srimati Radharani, and naughty Krishna figured out how to jump in it to surprise Srimati Radharani!  Then off to Dallas Children’s Theater for a field trip!

In the afternoon, all the students dressed in their pajamas, played games, had their faces painted, decorated cookies, and exchanged gifts that they had gotten for their friends.  Even teachers dressed up!   Happy New Year!

Here are all the pictures.