BP students celebrate Holi.

On March 8, Bayville Primary School second graders learned about the ancient Hindu festival of colors, Holi. Assistant Principal Allison Wasserman read a story to students about how the holiday celebrates the arrival of spring in India and represents an opportunity to reconnect with friends and make new ones.

Art teacher Donna Chaplin and second grade teachers painted students’ hands in vibrant colors and had them press their hands down on a canvas to make a rainbow of handprints to hang up in the school hallway. It was a beautiful symbol of the festival of colors and the importance of staying connected with one another.