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 Office is abuzz with a record setting number of parents calling and coming in for interviews. It is heartwarming to see the excitement from new parents as they come to understand our unique mission and approach to education. Please continue sharing your stories with your neighbors and friends. You make my job easier and a lot of fun! — Thanks, Betsy
Cross-grade activities —we see them everywhere in the school. Today it is a kindergartener shooting hoops with the long-legged Middle School boys during arrival. Last week it was watching the third graders make “smoothies” for students and teachers across all grade levels.
Cross-grade activities support our mission. While encouraging the acquisition of knowledge and skills, they also support our character education program. Our younger students have someone to look up to, someone to emulate when they have interactions with older students. Our older students learn that when one offers service, one often receives more than one gives. In the words of one of our Middle School girls, “I like this activity because it helped me to bond with the younger kids who I never would have talked to or met otherwise. It taught me that people can be very nice and appreciate it when you do nice things for them.” In the words of another student, “It feels really good.”
Habits of the heart are critical to our sense of community, feelings of well-being, and knowledge that we can make a difference through our actions. And, equally as important, as one Middle School girl remarked, “It’s really fun!” — Cheers, Jean
Community Service, Virtue, and Psalm for This Month
March Virtue: Honesty is truthfulness: loving the truth, telling the truth, and living truthfully in word and deed. Psalm 15
Lady’s Slipper Program: The science department needs about 200 4-ounce baby food jars to use as containers to grow our lady’s slippers for the school’s Lady’s Slipper Program. If you know anyone who buys baby food in the common baby food glass jars, we would appreciate as many as you can get…preferably clean. —Thanks so much, Peter Faletra
After-School Program – The April registration is now open. Please remember to pack your child a peanut-nut free snack if they are staying in the After-School Program. A snack time is built in to the program and students are often hungry after their regular school day. Also, should you have questions, please refer to our website on our policy regarding requests to switch dates or to issue refunds. Thank you. – Pat Frankenfield
News from the Parent Association
Coffee House and Family Arts Night: Please join us for our Crossroads community Coffee House and Family Arts Night next Friday, March 30th from 5:30-8:00 pm in Bancroft. This promises to be a fun, lively evening with something for ALL the family! There will be musical and theatrical performances by classes, families (hopefully!), and groups of students of all ages, as well as family themed crafts. Pizza and drinks will be provided courtesy of the PA, so there is no need to bring anything other than yourselves! We look forward to seeing you next Friday. Please note that the deadline for acts has been extended to THIS FRIDAY, March 23rd. We’d love to see some family bands or perhaps an ensemble or two from some Middle Schoolers. Show us what you’ve got! If you have an idea for an act that you’d like to share with the school, please let Dr. Freeberg know by this Friday.
Also, we at the PA are looking forward to our next night out! Please join us this Thursday, March 22, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the lounge at the Canoe Club. We hope to see lots of you there!