Henna Tattoos

Last week, Rukhsar, member of the Hamilton 2018 Class, shared a little bit about the use of henna in traditional Muslim weddings.  In Pakistan, her grandmother had a beauty salon and often applied henna to the hands and feet of brides.  She taught this skill to her daughters, and Rukhsar learned from her mother and her aunts.  Today, Rukhsar uses her talent to raise money for her mosque. At their annual fundraiser, she charges a small fee for her art work, which she then donates to the mosque. Rukhsar also told us about “emergency henna” which, unlike regular henna, is…
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A Successful Fall Fundraiser

A huge thank you to Narda Malakzad and Lauren Stewart for creating the amazing first annual DTS Morning Health and Wellness Retreat on October 19th!  The event benefitted and celebrated the recent addition of a full health and wellness curriculum to the DTS program.  We spent the morning engaged in meditation, yoga, and an educational nutrition program led by celebrity nutritionist Kelly LeVeque.  Kelly shared her wealth of knowledge for establishing a healthy lifestyle that’s pragmatic and fulfilling, and we all enjoyed samples of her delicious smoothie bowls and other recipes.  Thank you to Kelly, our host committee, and all of our generous event sponsors.  We can’t wait…
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Wonderful Workshops

This Saturday, DTS conducted two separate parent workshops.  Mimi led College Knowledge: The Path from High School to College, which was open to all interested DTS parents.  A small group of parents attended, but this allowed those who came to have all of their questions answered.  It also created the space for parents to connect with each other and learn more about each other. Leticia and Ocavio, parents of Alexa, member of the Hamilton 2021 Class, reflected:  “The workshop was very helpful and informative. We now understand the difference between the requirements needed to graduate from high school versus the requirements for a student to be accepted…
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