Thomas Jefferson School Homeroom 102, Ms. Marone and Homeroom 304, Ms. Bristol celebrated the Chinese New Year also known as Lunar New Year which occurs this Saturday, January 25, 2020. It ushers in the year of the rat, the first animal of the Chinese Zodiac and the start of a new 12-year cycle. "The year of the rat signifies being "very clever and innovative. They love to be very active... They are very hard working. They love to collect things and organize things."