Over the course of a week, children are introduced to the continents through celebration and exploration of diverse cultures and their peoples. Children learn about and share customs, stories, songs, food, and artifacts. Thursday the 26th (SJMS is closed Friday the 27th), CH and Primary students wear costumes from their chosen continent and parade in celebration of the cultures they have explored. Parents don't want to miss this great photo-taking opportunity and should allow approximately one hour for the parade. The parade takes place in the SJMS parking lot, or Ryan Hall in inclement weather. Family Association sponsors a cultural program following the parade. Questions can be directed to your classroom teachers.