Every year, Carmen - the Spanish teacher at TLS - and her students put together a beautiful Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar at the school. I think it gets more elaborate and decorated every year - it's just lovely. So colorful and festive.
You always know Halloween is getting close when the altar is up and the sugar skulls are getting decorated!
Sometimes the boys bring photos to school of their great-grandparents to include on the altar. I always look for a few other faces each year as well: Eleanor Siegel, the founder of the school, and Renee Motley-Colbert, a teacher who died unexpectedly about five years ago (she was the same age as I am :-( ).