On October 4, Five Oaks Academy held our annual Fall Festival. As parents watched, FOA students performed songs about fall in both English and Spanish and performed songs practiced in their World Music class. Our talented and poised Middle School students, Ari Flanagan and Sydney Pinochet, were the masters of ceremony. As part of our cultural program, the students and parents enjoyed a special presentation of songs played on a didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago. After the performance, the students enjoyed pony rides, petting goats, arts and crafts, and snow cones. This festival is a favorite of the students, parents and faculty. It is a wonderful way to welcome fall while creating a sense of community.