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Local Montessori school joins United Nations International Day of Peace celebration
On September 21, 2009 at 11:00 am, The Children's Garden in Roeland Park, KS joins Montessori schools worldwide celebrating the United Nations' worldwide observance of the annual "International Day of Peace" by singing "Light a Candle for Peace" .
Every year on the International Day of Peace, people throughout the world gather to reiterate the sentiment of world peace, to remember the victims of conflict, and to rededicate themselves to the age-old quest of building a safer and more just world. According to the United Nations Department of Public Information, Peace and Security Section, the International Day of Peace is observed every year on 21 September, as "a day of global ceasefire and non-violence"
“The [UN] General Assembly, in resolution 55/282, of 7 September 2001, decided that, beginning in 2002, the International Day of Peace should be observed on 21 September each year. The Assembly declared that the Day be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day. It invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in establishing a global ceasefire.” http://www.un.org/
“Our school is excited about joining the many other Montessori schools to “Sing Peace Around the World,” stated Directress Jean Passantino. “It is a chance to connect our regular lessons of encouraging the children to treat each other with respect and dignity. To show compassion, patience, and kindness to others are values nurtured in the Montessori environment as the children work together each day for a peaceful classroom. In the words of Maria Montessori, The child is both the hope and promise for mankind.”
About The Children’s Garden – A Montessori School
The Children's Garden is a not-for-profit co-educational Montessori school in the Kansas City area for children age 3 through 6 years. The school opened in the fall of 2002 with 20 students, and a second classroom was added in 2004. The classrooms and outdoor learning environment are located at 4901 Reinhardt. The Children's Garden is a Kansas not-for-profit with a 501(c)3 designation.
Jean Passantino has been the directress and administrator of the Children's Garden since its inception. A mother of four children, Jean began working in the Montessori environment in 1989. Her first two years, she served as a teacher's assistant while she became an AMI (American Montessori Internationale)
Jean Passantino, Directress
The Children’s Garden - A Montessori School
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http://singpeacearoundtheworld.blogspot.com FAQs about “sing peace” and other links
http://www.childrensgardenkc.com The Children’s Garden Web site
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