As we head into the final stretch of this very strange school year, our teachers are getting creative in trying to keep as many of our end of the year activities as we can. Last week, I had the pleasure of watching the fifth graders from Mrs. Sauvage’s front porch, present their “Night of the Notables” on the sidewalk in front of her house. They did such a great job answering questions and sharing interesting information about their Notable. They didn’t miss a beat through, rain, wind, sun and traffic noise!
Last week, the 8th grade had their end of the year retreat with Mr. Joe Cotton facilitating, and the 7th grade had their Leadership retreat as rising leaders of our school next year. They shared input on how the school achieves each of our Student Learning Expectations and ideas for improvement on reaching them. Though these activities would have been more enjoyable in person, the students really rose to the occasion and were actively engaged, even remotely from home.
Now, it’s on to Field Day! Miss Grelle has “Families” activities planned for this coming Wednesday, May 20th and next Wednesday, May 27th in preparation for a remote Field Day. Families are choosing a country, preparing a cheer and we’ll have an all-school zoom on Friday, May 29th to hear the cheers and kick-off the day of activities. A zoom link for the meetings will be sent to you by the classroom teacher who monitors the monthly Families activity. The even number Families will meet at 1:00pm and odd number Families will meet at 1:30pm on both Wednesdays.
Finally, during this trying time I continue to hear stories of our students, families and graduates reaching out to support others. Damian Hession, along with his son, 7th grader Sam, collected funds from our families to buy supplies for Seattle Nativity School’s food pantry. Due to the generosity of so many, he’s been able to make two deliveries to support the critical need for families at the school. Then last week I received an email describing support from our community for the Burlington Food Bank. Thank you to the Hansot, Hurley (current) and Shields (alum) families for their generosity.
The following is from the Director of the Tri-Parish Food Bank:
This weekend we were prepared for 300 families, thinking we would have enough food for our clients. Throughout the day, more and more people showed up as food was running out. Miraculously, a Youth Migrant Project youth group from St. Anne’s came to drop off four-car loads of food. We could not believe the amount of food they brought. Thankfully, for this group, we were able to serve everyone that came through. We served 485 families in need. Lilia Ortiz – Director, TriParish Food Bank.
Our community continues to inspire and uphold so many! Nice job.
Have a good week!