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The Christmas celebration was very intimate and our visitor was joyful and special. The children and parents had a wonderful time singing German Christmas carols and reciting verses. They received kind words from Sankt Nikolaus and special German treats. This year it was very contemplative and cozy. 


Again we had a wonderful sharing of our lantern light in the darkness. We walked at Carlson Park in Culver City, a lovely little intimate park. The Sankt Martin’s play was performed by the enrolled and Tivoli alumni children. The “Weckmaenner” tasted yummy and all the parents were reminded of their childhoods. The children this week were also very thankful for their families and created a card with rubbed leaves.


Our Enchanted Halloween celebration was a great event again. The children were in awe of the beautiful dancing fairy and loved the treasures they received.


We had a great field trip to Underwood Farms, harvesting pumpkins, riding in a tractor, and having a great time together.


September has arrived and everything that goes with it. The children have enjoyed harvesting figs, making “Apfelkuchen” and painting apple trees.


Welcome to a new school year at Tivoli.

We started the new year with little welcome gifts and right away were able to harvest yummy figs from our wonderful fig tree. We are all happy to start a new year.


Our lovely moving on celebration was an ending and a new beginning for all of the children that will be going to the Big School in the fall. We also sent everyone who is staying at Tivoli into a summer break and will see them again in the fall. The children received a “Schueltuete” decorated by them and filled with goodies for their first day of school.


We went to Temescal Canyon Gateway Park to be in nature and to look for gnomes and fairies. Guess what? We found sesame seeds from the gnomes to feed the fairies, and magical fairy rocks from the fairies as a thank you. We had a wonderful magical time all together. 


As a treat for the dads (and the kids) we visited the Culver City Fire Station #1. We experienced an alarm, sliding down the fire pole, and water release from the fire truck, AND everyone got a chance to sit in the fire truck. The fire fighters at that station were kind, caring, and really funny. Thank you to all of them.

Afterwards we sang to our dads and there were a lot of hugs and kisses. Just what the dads deserve for Father’s Day.


Tivoli Mayfaire with dancing around the May pole, flower crown crafting and yummy strawberry cakes…singing our hearts out and soooo much love and laughter it cannot get better.