I’d like to thank our rising First Grade and Second Grade parents for attending our What To Expect presentation last night and tonight. Follow-up slides will be sent out to both grades shortly.
For those parents who were unable to attend, as well as those in the other grades, I want to highlight some of the questions that came up during these sessions. Parents asked:
“How will we maintain the sense of community that defines us as an institution if remote learning continues in the fall?”
“How will we ensure our students continue to learn developmentally appropriate skills in reading, writing, and math in particular?”
“Given that trips are an integral part of our students’ experience, how do we plan to continue to enrich and provide inspiration that fuels our progressive education?”
“How are we going to prioritize engagement, inclusivity, and student well-being across the wide range of learners that exists within every class?”
These are wonderful questions. They — along with many other important questions — sit at the heart of our planning.
I think these questions demonstrate how engaged our parent community is and how deeply our parents understand that there are so many individual parts that go into making a holistic progressive education. I am grateful for the incredible partnership you all have demonstrated as we’ve built LREI@home together. I look forward to ending the school year strong, and I wish everyone a good Memorial Day weekend.
Please join us for our end-of-the-year events!
Virtual Field Day is tomorrow!
Field Day is an LREI annual tradition, attended by K–12 students and teachers. Field Day begins by honoring seniors and announcing their college selections. We will host Field Day here and begin at 9 am by assembling the entire LREI community to cheer for our seniors! Afterward, we will do buddy activities and then HS games. Field Day will end at 11:00 am. 9th–11th Graders should wear brightly colored T-shirts!
9:00–9:30 am: Opening Ceremony with Phil
9:30–10:15 am: (Please refer to the links sent by your classroom teachers)
10:30–11:00 am: Students in homeroom classrooms
Friday, May 29th
Spring Ensemble Concert
An institution-wide event! The High School Jazz Ensemble and Elisabeth Irwin Singers will share their work with the community. See invitation below.
Thursday, June 4th
Fourth Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Fourth grade family and friends are invited to join this year’s virtual Fourth Grade Moving Up ceremony. Many families have asked about inviting extended family members. We have the room — please do!
Friday, June 5th
End-of-the-Year Lower School Assembly: 2019–2020 School Year
Students and faculty will gather in Faith's Zoom room at 10:00 am for our final assembly. We want to gather for one final meeting before sending our students off for the summer! Families are welcome to attend.
Zoom ID: Faith's zoom room, https://zoom.us/j/5414188561
Thinking ahead to next year:
Next week, we will continue with our annual series of “What To Expect” sessions. My goal is to give you an overall sense of the upcoming grade experience and an understanding of child development at each grade level, as well as to answer any questions about how we have designed our program to bring out the potential in each child. I will save the details for curriculum evening next fall, when you meet your child’s new teacher and hear how they bring the specifics to life with their individual style. The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend the live Zoom session.
What To Expect in Third Grade: Wednesday, May 27th, at 4:00 pm
What To Expect in Fourth Grade: Friday, May 29th, at 3:00 pm
What To Expect in Kindergarten: Tuesday, June 2nd, at 4:00 pm
A note from Phil: We know there are a number of questions about whether we will offer any online classes this summer. We are putting together a list of classes and figuring out the timing, and we will be in touch soon. If you have specific questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to send me an email.