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Cottonwood Heights Journal

Chinese New Year Celebration Makes Its Way To Ridgecrest Elementary

Apr 03, 2015 10:28AM ● By City Journals Staff
Each year, Ridgecrest Elementary School in Cottonwood Heights celebrates the Chinese New Year. Ridgecrest, a Chinese immersion school, brings the Chinese tradition into the school for all to learn and experience. With delightful food, traditional art, activities and special performances, Ridgecrest’s week long celebrations are a fun-filled experience.

This year, the Chinese New Year fell on February 19. The entire school week was spent in honor of the new year. “Students across the school participated in classroom parties/celebrations that included arts, crafts and food experiences,” Teri Mattson, principal of Ridgecrest Elementary, said. Students filled the school hallways with Chinese artwork while learning something new about the Chinese New Year every day. Chinese immersion students performed in a New Year program for the rest of the students, staff, faculty and parents to behold and to join in celebration of Chinese culture and tradition. And, donated by the Chinese Society of Utah, traditional lion dancers performed. What a week of fun!