For the fourth time Jose Ortega participated in the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade. The students performed a dance with umbrellas that they had decorated with Chinese characters representing the attributes traditionally associated with the year of the hare (明 – bright, 柔 – gentle, 慈 – kind, 静 – quiet, 善 – charitable, 精 – soul, 文 – culture).
Marchers carried rabbit banners created by each classroom. We added a new mascot to our Chinese zodiac collection, the golden rabbit. Our blue fuzzy JOES bear mascot also made a parade debut.