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Brothers Birthday Bash

Birthdays only happen once a year, and unfortunately, a majority of them happen to fall on school days. However, some simple surprises from our friends can make a normal school day into a fun-filled day all about you! Many of us here at CB may not know it, but in the cafeteria we have a […]

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Birthdays only happen once a year, and unfortunately, a majority of them happen to fall on school days. However, some simple surprises from our friends can make a normal school day into a fun-filled day all about you!

Many of us here at CB may not know it, but in the cafeteria we have a monthly birthday calendar to make sure that we never forget someone’s special day.

“Anytime that I’m by there, I try to see if anyone that I know is having a birthday that month,” Sofia Linares (’18) tells The Talon. That is something that we should all try and remember to do.

And of course, we can’t forget what happens when it’s our birthday! Olivia Ledesma (’18) explains her “typical birthday celebrations” depends on what day her birthday happens to fall on. If it is on a weekend, then she’ll hang out with them during the day and then go out to dinner at the place of her choice that night. If her birthday happens during the week, then her friends usually surprise her in the morning with a decorated locker and an assortment of her favorite foods.

Sofia also explained what her friends plan for her birthday, which includes decorating her locker, Starbucks, and leaving presents on her desk in A set (because she normally walks in late).

When it is our friends’ birthdays, we tend to be just as excited for them as we are for our own birthdays. Sofia and Olivia are both experienced locker-decorators. Not only do they decorate with the typical wrapping paper, they also add fun pictures of them as well as multi-colored stickers and festive ribbons.

Decorating other people’s lockers not only makes them feel loved, but also brings us a sense of excitement because of the look of happiness and excitement on their faces as well.

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Brianna Sanchez’s (’17) locker that was decorated by her Kairos group.

Both juniors happily agreed to share some of their tips and tricks for celebrating birthdays here at school.

“Decorate their lockers with pictures of them and their friends and then bring some of their favorite foods/drinks,” Olivia suggests.

If you know their locker combination, then you can also fill their lockers with assorted items.

“Decorating someone’s locker or even just wishing them a happy birthday is so easy and it can make their day,” Sofia says. “Most people would hate it if people forgot their birthday so just pay attention to your friends’ birthdays and let them know you appreciate them that day and make them feel special.”

Because of the birthday calendar in the cafeteria, we are able to consistently check it to make sure that we don’t miss anyone’s special day. The excitement and joy that we are able to bring to others is irreplaceable. And remember, birthdays are fun, but too many can kill you!

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