Greetings from the Lower School

April 28, 2020
Heartfelt Greetings~
My favorite part of each week is our Lower School assemblies. Seeing the children on Zoom and going through our usual routine feels good and makes me happy! I hope these brief encounters with our broader Lower School community are also serving as a bright spot in your child's day! I’ve read a few articles discussing how the sadness of being at home instead of school can reveal itself in other ways. You may see a range of emotions by now from your child. The sadness of being away from teachers and friends may be coming out as anger, resistance, tiredness, boredom, or frustration when attempting your academic work (see below for a helpful chart). I encourage you to look for those bright spots in your day and try to find them when your child is having difficulty with emotions. Persevere…we can do this together!
Speaking of bright spots…
We are making adjustments to our Lower School Drive-By Celebration to better comply with the distancing and gathering orders. Please see below for your child's time for next week's Lower School celebration.
Tuesday, May 5th
3:30 PreK 3
3:45 PreK 4
4:00 Kinder
4:15 1st and 2nd
4:30 3rd and 4th
  • Stay in your vehicle
  • Keep it moving (you can loop through twice, but please NO STOPPING)
  • We will have some special guest appearances during each parade
  • Feel free to decorate your vehicles, honk, wave and celebrate our community as you pass the teachers
Zoom Chuckles: (or funny things these kids say!)
First Grade Girl: "I just ate four pancakes and two yogurts during our math!"
Stay Safe and Healthy!
Educationally Yours,
Angie Manning
Head of Lower School


April 29th
Ms. Manning Open Office Hour 1:30-2:30pm
April 30th
Lower School Assembly 1st-4th 8:30am
May 1st
No School!! O’Neal Holiday!!
May 5th
Lower School Drive-By Celebration:
3:30 pm Prek3
3:45 pm Prek4
4:00 pm Kinder
4:15 pm 1st and 2nd
4:30 pm 3rd and 4th
May 5th and 7th Lower School Assembly 1st-4th 8:30am
May 6th
Ms. Manning Open Office Hour 1:30-2:30pm
May 8th
Prek 3,4, and Kindergarten Assembly 8:30am
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