Message from Brenda Crawley, Lower School Head
Brenda Crawley

Brenda CrawleyDear Lower School Friends,

How did we get to the middle of May? Just the other day, I overheard a group of second graders chatting. One mentioned that, “We only have three weeks of school left! I wish it was two months!” Clearly, the students are keenly aware that summer is just around the corner; and the silent countdown has begun.

The month of May is an eventful one in the Lower School! At the beginning of the month, the Fourth Grade students kicked off our busy season with their signature camping trip. Not to be outdone, the Preschool and Kindergarten students offered their presentation of "The Grasshoppers’ Journey." The play was an amazing display of their musical and dramatic talents; and the “adorable factor” was off the charts! Lower School Field Day was a big hit; and the cloudy, cool weather was ideal for a day of outdoor fun. The endcap of that exciting week was the Fifth Grade class play, The Story of Isis and Osiris. The clever script, songs and choreography put every fifth grader in the limelight. It was wonderful to see the fifth graders shine during their last class play as lower schoolers. Their performance was definitely well suited to the big stage in the Performing Arts Center. 

Every year, the first full week of May marks Teacher Appreciation Week. Though it’s difficult to fully express our appreciation to the talented and devoted professionals who serve the PK3 – Grade 5 students and families daily, the Lower School parents certainly did a great job of showing their love and gratitude.  Many thanks for the numerous breakfast treats, sweet treats, cards, flowers and other gifts of appreciation showered on the faculty members throughout the week. Your appreciation was truly appreciated! 

Friends, the end of our year is drawing near. The time of passages and moving on is fast approaching. We had six field trips this week—the last of this year’s off-campus adventures.  Soon, preparations for year-end events and traditions will begin and we’ll wonder, “How did it get to be June?” The upcoming weeks will be action-packed and quick. Be sure to stay closely connected during the last three weeks of school by reading the All-School Newsletter, class blogs, and teacher notices sent through My Backpack. The days will fly by, and we don’t want you to miss anything. (See the special note about our last day below.)

As the 2019 senior class prepares to graduate and move on, our Lower School “seniors,” the fifth graders, will also prepare for the end of their time in Lower School. Before our final goodbyes, we will have many opportunities for fellowship and friendship. 

In peace,
Brenda

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