BIO 20: Don’t forget to click on the attachment to see the Crossroads celebrity highlighted in this week’s BIO 20 page!
News from the Admissions Office
The admissions season is off to a great start with many families calling and coming in to visit. We have already accepted thirteen new students including eight in kindergarten, and the season is really just beginning. If you know of just one family with whom you might share a good word about Crossroads or colleagues who might be interested in attending the upcoming Discover the Difference morning, please reach out to them and invite them to give me a call. Wouldn’t it be great to help more children in the Upper Valley experience the wonder and joy of a Crossroads education? Our next Discover the Difference morning is Tuesday, March 6th from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
You’ve seen us on Facebook, followed us on Twitter, watched us on YouTube, and now you can listen to us here and on the following Upper Valley Radio stations: KIXX 100.5, WGXL 92.3, WMXR 93.9, and WTXL 1400 AM. Crossroads Academy alumnus (’03) and recent University of Richmond graduate Andrew Keller shares his appreciation for the education he received here at Crossroads.
They grow up, they fly away, and sometimes they come home. It’s this way with our children, and sometimes it is this way with our former students as well. Several of our alums have returned to ask for support around their hopes and dreams for the future. The two young men who were here most recently wanted to become teachers. Both were inspired by our own Mr. Tenney. Now another has contacted me. She is studying for her doctorate in psychology.
Emily Cogsdill, graduate of the class of 2003, will be on our campus next week to do some research. She is studying about children’s first impressions of people based on their facial expressions. She asked if she might come back to campus to do a piece of her research. I am so proud of Emily and pleased to support and encourage her.
Emily has attached an explanation of her work and a permission slip. If you would be comfortable allowing your child to work with Emily for about ten minutes on March 5, she would really appreciate it. Depending on the schedule and the number of parents who sign up, Emily may not be able to work with all students. I hope that you will consider this opportunity to support one of our students while advancing her research, but please know that this is purely voluntary. Feel free to contact Emily with any questions. Darlene will keep permission slips in a file by her desk, or you can email the form to her. — Many thanks, Jean
Community Service, Virtue, and Psalm for This Month
February Virtue: Diligence is doing what needs to be done with devotion, dedication, and determination. Perseverance is pushing on despite difficulty and hardship. Psalm 139:1-5, 23-24
- Passport to Winter Fun (K-5) — All students received their Passports to Winter Fun at the end of January. Just a reminder to keep being active and continue to fill in the passports to earn prizes. For more information and a list of incentive prizes, go to www.uvtrails.org. The deadline for completion of passports is March 16.
- Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart — On Friday, March 23, Crossroads will be holding our annual event. For more information and to sign up, please see attached forms.
- Summer Climbing Program — Crossroads is proud to announce we will be offering a summer climbing program, which is open to all students entering grades 3-8. There will be two sessions: June 18-22, June 25-29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please come join the fun! Space is limited. For more information and to register, please see attached form.
Re-enrollment: In preparation for the 2012-2013 school year, our administrative team will be distributing re- enrollment contracts at arrival and dismissal on February 28 and 29. Families who use the bus should check in backpacks for re-enrollment packets!
Congratulations to TJ Beaver and Thaddeus Stern: They were in a state hockey tournament this weekend representing Hanover Hockey Association, and their team will continue on to the national tournament in Virginia.
Congratulations to the Crossroads Math Team: Nine students from the Middle School competed on February 16th at the Thayer School in the Regional Mathcounts competition. This is a national program for middle school students. The nine students are Meade Avery, AJ Barre, Nadia Clement, Ursula Collins-Laine, Meredith Ferneau, Bettina Hammer, Kisa Lopez, Abby Smith, and Johannes Testorf. The team of Bettina, Ursula, Kisa, and Meade finished in second place in the region. Cardigan Mountain was first and Richmond School was third. In the individual competition Nadia Clement was fourth, AJ Barre was eighth, Bettina Hammer was ninth, and Abby Smith was eleventh. Those four individuals were then in the Countdown Round, which is an intense oral one-on-one competition. Nadia finished third in that competition. The four team members will move on to states and we are waiting to hear which of the individuals will be invited to join them. — Alison Gorman
Parent Association News
Welcome back, everyone! We’re hoping to see you at the PA “morning out” coffee on February 29th. We’ll be at the Dirt Cowboy cafe from about 8:30 am on. Join us!
Also a friendly reminder that our next PA meeting will be Tuesday morning, March 6th, at 8:00 am in the Lora Robins Library in Bancroft.