BIO 20: Don’t forget to click on the attachment to see the Crossroads celebrity highlighted in this week’s BIO 20 page!
Come one, come all to the Family Arts and Coffee House Night! The students have been very busy practicing their “numbers.” Dinner and dessert will be available from 5:30 until 6:00 pm. After dinner, we’ll enjoy the entertainment provided by our families. We also hope to have some art or craft activities in the art room. Please plan to attend with your child so we’ll have plenty of “grown-up” eyes on the children. Please RSVP to Darlene with the number of family members who plan to attend (so we can order pizza!), and call Terry Samwick to let her know if you’ll be able to help us with this new event.
I had good news and bad news this weekend. The good news is that our three daughters (residing in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston) have conspired to come together at our house in Massachusetts for a
family weekend. The bad news is that they are coming in on Friday. They need their “mommy” and that would be me. I am so sorry to miss the Coffee House, but I’ll need to hit the road after work on Friday. I look forward to a full report on Monday.
As you know, we now have an all-day kindergarten program; this means that we no longer need space for the After-Kindergarten Program in the Klee Building. This room, above the second grade, has been begging for a “makeover.” (Where is reality TV when you need it?) Clearly Hollywood is not coming to us, so we’ve been dreaming about how to transform this room. We’ve re-named the room the “Klee Multi-purpose Room.” This room will be used for small group meeting space, classroom for small groups, tutoring space, reading room, and as a quiet reading/study space for our students and teachers. We are looking for some nice end tables and table lamps for this room and some comfortable chairs to make the room warm and inviting. I’ve purchased a couch and loveseat which will arrive in two weeks. The colors are blues and greens. If you would like to help us with this project, please let me know.
Please note the calendar change for Shakespeare Day. It has been moved to Friday, April 27th.
— All the best, 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
Matchless Mittens and Gloves: Single-handedly one heart can touch another; one hand can reach a star; it’s these things we do single-handedly that are greater still by far!
One of the inevitable outcomes of living in snow country is at the end of these long winters we often find ourselves with a solitary glove or mitten where there used to be a glorious pair! The day may come when in a flurry of spring-cleaning you find yourselves wondering what in the world you should do with all of those lonely, matchless mittens and gloves? The good news is we have a solution to your orphaned hand gear heartaches. If you are willing to endure parting with your singular mittens and gloves, we will be happy to take them off your hands and pass them along to children and adult upper extremity amputees around the Upper Valley and the United States.
We will be placing a “handy” collection box in the main entrance of Klee until April 13th for those of you willing to dive deep into your closets and coatrooms in search of these unwanted treasures. One simple request is for clean, un-tattered mittens and gloves rather than the ones your beloved puppy may have chewed on or the lonely soul that spent the winter under a snow pile in the back yard.
Your gifts can single-handedly make a difference in the life of a child or adult amputee. If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.Thank you in advance for your donations. — Warm and wintery regards, Paul, Cheryl, Alia, and YuYu Cutting
News from the Parent Association
Coffee House and Family Arts Night: Please join us for our Crossroads community Coffee House and Family Arts Night this 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 join us for our next Parent Association meeting. We’ll be meeting in the library on Tuesday, April 3rd right after drop off. See you then! — Terry Samwick