Spreading Holiday Cheer During Exam Time!

4th-5th-grade-play-2016_2By Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

We’ve had a largely serious exam prep week with a touch or two of festivity – most notably the 4th/5th grade play performance on Thursday, bringing a bit of holiday cheer to the High School. The exam schedule is in the School Notes section of this newsletter, and as a reminder, the school is open normal hours but students only need to be here for their specific finals. Teachers are all here on days prior to their finals, available for help sessions with students. Other means of assistance:  Kittens will be in residence on Tuesday and a therapy dog in training will be available Wednesday, both for student stress relief. We also provide a “brain food buffet” with some healthy snacks each day in case students haven’t had the chance to eat before they come in to school. A little pre- or post-exam pool and ping-pong may help defuse stress, too!

Speaking of festivity, a huge thank-you to the Parent Association and all parents who contributed to the Faculty-Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday. We are so grateful for our wonderful parent community and for this lovely annual event. Thank you all!