Finally, the first day of school is here, full of joyful children laughter and determination to learn Lithuanian language, traditions and culture. On this day, the students together with their parents were eager to enter the classrooms and share their summer adventures with their friends.
The celebration of the first day of school started with singing the national anthem of Lithuania. School principal Neringa Willis welcomed all students and their parents to the beginning of a new school year and handed out First Grader’s passports to the students entering first grade. After, everyone exchanged their wishes for a successful school year that opens the doors to reaching our personal and school goals.
While students enjoyed their summer, the school community - teachers and parents - were busy preparing the new premises for the school in Castro Valley. We are very happy that Lithuanian school “Genys” opened its doors for the twelfth time. We wish that our school, that has such a wonderful community, exist many more years to come!