Global Language Team News

10/24/2019
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) & Toussaint (All Saints Day)
Next week, French and Spanish classes will begin a short unit on Día de los Muertos and Toussaint in class. 

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico, the United States, and many Central American countries to honor deceased loved ones. This holiday is a joyous occasion, filled with food, dancing, parades, music, and colorful decorations. It takes place on November 1st and November 2nd. We will be doing fun activities to teach about the traditions of the holiday, as well as watch popular children's movies. 

This holiday includes lots of imagery of skeletons and skulls, as well can be a little emotional for some students. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. 


Toussaint is a holiday celebrated in France to honor deceased loved ones. This holiday is a serious occasion when many French families visit grave sites and bring flowers of remembrance. It takes place on November 1st and 2nd. We will learn about French cultural practices through readings and videos. 

This holiday can be emotional for some students; if you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.