On September 11, 1989, 12 little ones and four co-directors who were eager to educate the hearts and minds of the Bay Area's children, walked through the doors of Northern Light at 4500 Redwood Road for the very first day of school. Those 12 little ones arrived dressed sharply in their school uniforms, so excited to begin their journey. It was such a magnificent day of incredible accomplishments and dreams coming true, and to commemorate this first day, we established Morning Circle. It was a very special time when each and everyone involved in this journey came together and shared their hopes and dreams for the future. As the years progressed Morning Circle became the highlight of each and every day, no matter what was taking place in the world or in this country. It was a time for the children to share exciting memories, birthday celebrations, even the sadness of a lost one so loved and dear. Morning Circle is so sacred to everyone at Northern Light School. It is a time for individuals, classmates, the student body, and families to share and to celebrate the things that are most important in their lives, through good and challenging times. We come together to celebrate the first day of school, the excitement of birthdays, cultural heritage months, Black History month, our spirit week, “The Days of Childhood”, which is the highlight of each and every student during the month of March. In reaching out to over 300 of our graduates, their fondest memories are of this very special gathering each and every morning before the day begins when everyone comes together as a family to celebrate our community.