The Assembly Hall buzzed as people piled in to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rat. DASH members and parent volunteers ladled out flavorful dumplings and other tasty treats to long lines of hungry guests.
This year as part of their service work, a host of sixth-graders helped run the game room and crafts area. The extra hands made things flow well, and many people commented on how well the sixth-graders took younger ones under their wing and helped them with the games and projects. As the night drew to a close, Head of School Mark Stanek braved a stampede of enthusiastic kids as he handed out lucky red envelopes. All agreed: the Year of the Rat is off to a great start.