As usual, ASB Retreat signalled the coming end to the school year. Students gathered at school on Friday, May 13, 2016, for a night filled with games, movies, and snacks. Twice a school year, the students are able to hold a sleepover at the school. Activities range from simple group games to amazing well-thought-out scavenger hunts, the winning team awarded with first choice of snacks. While ASB Welcome Back is a way for students to get to know each other and kick-start the new year, ASB Retreat is a celebration acknowledging the hardships the students have endured together and the strength they have built because of them. It is a way to unwind and enjoy the feeling of accomplishing another school year.
Mother’s Day Surprise
The last sight the guests of the 10,000 Buddhas Repentance expected to see while they were eating was a group of girls schoolers wielding paper flowers. Nevertheless, on the Friday before Mother’s Day, students from Instilling Goodness Developing Virtue Girls School charged into the Dining Hall intent on wishing all the aunties a happy Mother’s Day.
Earth Day: IGDVS Planted 695 Trees!
Earth Day is a celebration that should be very dear to our hearts. We live and take from this planet everyday, but it never asks for anything in return. With the onset of intense pollution, global warming, and climate change, it is now more important than ever to literally save the world. From fundraising for trees to showing documentaries about the Russian River watershed, IGDVGS students celebrated throughout the week with numerous activities to raise awareness of environmental issues, as well as by simply enjoying the great outdoors. Two members from the Earth Day Celebration committee, Denise Cao and Leanna Duong, both from the class of 2018, explained:
Child Expo at Pear Tree Center
Stroll by the IGDVGS booth at the Child Expo and one would see a flurry of girls in uniforms. Some wear green plaid skirts with navy v-neck sweaters. Others have on elaborate Chinese costumes and flowers in their hair. Upon closer inspection, one can see a vast number of books and - what’s that? Free food?