The Irene M. Hunt School is preparing to host its annual Thanksgiving Stone Soup luncheon this afternoon (November 18). Based on the wonderful book by the same name, students are asked to bring ingredients to this interactive event. “We also have a giant stone that we show them, and then we make the soup out of the ingredients they bring,” says school director Jolene Yee. Cornbread with homemade honey butter, and dessert graciously donated by SBS’s Glenwood Guild completes the meal. This year’s theme is Friendsgiving, and all present will share a gratitude, an art creation or a short skit.
In December, students will enjoy the Hunt School Winter Holiday celebration on Friday, December 16. With festive food, dessert again provided by the Glenwood Guild, and music and games, it’s a fun-filled celebration for all. Gift opening begins with a Secret Snowman gift exchange, where older students are paired with younger to create community across the grade levels. “Students shop at Hunt School’s student store for cost-free shopping,” says Yee. After the Secret Snowman gifts are exchanged, holiday gifts provided by Mill Valley Middle School and Book Passage are distributed and opened. “This is a special time each year where we are able to ensure that those who don’t have much to celebrate have a lovely gift bought just for them. Mill Valley Middle School is so conscientious to honor exactly what is desired by each student! New staff are always in awe of how generous and thoughtful the donated gifts are.”