Why are traditions so important? Traditions form our culture, they
provide us with memories and rituals that tie us to a particular group.
Latham has a number of traditions that the kids and staff look forward
to and quite frankly, rely on to hold us together as a group and remind
us that there is some semblance of normalcy in a very fast moving and
hectic world. We celebrate all of the traditional holidays and over the
years have created some of our own: the end of year ceremony, annual PWS
walk, crafts fair and today we honor and revel at the talent of our
kids at the annual art festival. This tradition is a personal favorite
of mine because it is a chance for the students to express themselves
through painting, dance, song, sculpting and a new medium, book making.
Like many of our traditions the art festival is about having fun and
being proud of who you are, what you have done and how far you have
Manager of PWS Services
"As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life."