Every year, Crestmont families come together near the beginning of…
It is time again for our wonderful Crestmont tradition, Stone Soup, based on the traditional folk tale of a newcomer to town who promises to make soup from just one stone. As the story goes, he fills a pot with water, adds the stone, and begins to stir and stir over the fire. He tastes the soup and says it would be much better if it had carrots. It doesn’t seem like much to add, so someone volunteers some carrots. He tastes it again and says it is wonderful, but would be so much better with an onion. And again, one is offered. This continues with each person adding just a little, making an amazing and delicious soup.
We will make Stone Soup (vegetarian and meat) with the Crestmont stones and items brought from each family. The day will begin with a walk to Alvarado Park. If it is raining, it will be held at the school. Snack and lunch will both be provided.
Families are invited to come to the park at 11:45 pm to see the procession and watch as children sing songs and share their intentions for improving their community and our planet. This long standing tradition is a moving event for the students, our staff members, and families.