Luminaria Tradition: Details

Dear AYSP families,

During our Parent Meeting on August 16th we talked about the Luminaria Tradition that will involve all the students in our program. Monies raised through this tradition will benfit the whole AYSP program. I would like explain again the “3-step” process to our Luminaria Tradition.

Step 1: Folding Bags

Tonight (9/6) all students will receive 25 dozen bags (300 bags) that will be folded and returned by Wednesday, October 4th. Please have your student return 12 bags on Wednesday, September 13 for quality inspection.

PLEASE NOTE: We understand that bags sometimes tear. We have included 50 extra bags and ask that you fold all of them carefully.

Instructions on how to fold can be viewed on YouTube:




Step 2: Calling Parties

We will host 4 Calling Parties at the AYSP facility from 1pm – 5pm on 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11. During these parties, students will call customers (reading from a script) to thank them for supporting the program by purchasing luminarias, or to remind them to order online this year. Students and families are asked to participate in one of these calling parties and will be able to sign up for a date through a link. We will provide this link on our website and e-mail via our Read and Heeds.

There will be door prizes and snacks for students to add to the fun!

Step 3: Luminaria Day

All high school ensambles will participate in Luminaria Day on Saturday, 12/9. On this day students will assemble luminarias at various workhouses across ABQ and parents will be delivering the luminarias to customers. We are asking all students to sign up with their family to participate in 5hrs of assembling and delivery on this day. Sign-ups will be facilitated through, similarly to the calling parties.


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Dr. Strong




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