Special Person Tea

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Note:  February 13, 2019 at the Village Campus.

Tara Redwood's annual Special Person Tea event engages Valentine's Day in a very unique manner. Students can express gratitude and kindness over tea and cakes (or savories) with a very special person of their choice. For a brief hour, parents or grandparents or friends come to the school and feel celebrated. Students enjoy dressing semi formally, although it is optional.


Tables in every classrooms are set with a tablecloths, often also brought by the students, napkins and their choice of "fancy" tea cups and saucers. The school provides the tea and hot water.


The students love this event for so many playful reasons. They pour tea and enjoy their snacks, they feel fancy, but mainly, they have an opportunity to express their gratitude toward a very special person in their lives.

Tara Redwood school Santa Cruz elementary and preschool.

Classrooms Are Transformed Into Spaces to Honor And Celebrate Those Most Precious In Our Children's Lives.


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