On Monday, SSFS community members participated in a Community Day like no other, with the theme "Apart Together." Family groups--made up of students, faculty/staff, and even alumni--joined together virtually to engage in games, a service activity, and an art project. This year's art project was decorating a puzzle piece with each person's name and a unique design. Each puzzle piece "part" will then be collected and assembled "together" to create one large puzzle, which will be placed in our cafeteria!
At the end of the day, we all gathered back together online, where Head of School Rodney Glasgow spoke via Zoom from the Sandy Spring Meeting House about his first SSFS Community Day. Rodney shared that although it felt very quiet in the spacious Meeting House (which is usually packed with SSFS students, faculty and staff on Community Day), he was reminded of the beloved Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who, for although we might not be immediately visible, looking into his small device, he could see the smiling faces and hear the small voices of over 550 participants, and he knew there was a vibrant community that lay on the other side. After a creative re-telling of a section of the book, we all shouted “WE ARE HERE!!” together, and let our lives speak.
MANY thanks to Lauren Mossman and Johanna Cowie (co-clerks) and the Community Day Committee, as well as all the faculty and student helpers who helped assemble and distribute packets of materials, for keeping this beloved tradition alive in 2020!