LS: Uplifting Creativity and Sustainability
Issue: April 2021
Edition: April 22, 2021
Welcome back to school! I hope that all of you managed to enjoy a relaxing spring break with your children and that those who celebrated Passover or Easter were able to do so safely and joyfully.
We are so excited about the many possibilities that spring and the continuing vaccinations will bring: walking trips, far more time outdoors, 3rd and 4th Grade outdoor chorus, outdoor Lower School Gatherings, more special classes, culminating events, and — next week — our first-ever 3rd and 4th Grade Noetic Learning Math Contest
My favorite student quote this week came from a first grader during our Monday morning meeting: “When can we come back to school?” My thoughts exactly! We can’t wait to see you all next week.
This week’s Push Page will cover the following:
Addressing anti-Asian hate crimes
We would like to acknowledge the more than 3,800 anti-Asian hate crimes that have been reported this year and the ongoing harassment and violence against Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) persons, families, and communities. Our teachers continue to provide space for all children to have honest conversations about racism, discrimination, and bias. We stand in solidarity with the ADIPA community. Some resources our faculty have shared with children and with each other are:
Artist of the Month collection, Monday 4/12–Tuesday 4/20
The April Artist of the Month Lower School Gathering will focus on art and sustainability. The gathering will take place on Friday 4/23, the day after Earth Day. Many artists work with recycled materials to create art, and we hope our student artists can be inspired by this practice.
For the art activity, we are asking families to collect colorful materials that our students can use. Please send your child to school with these items from Monday 4/12–Tuesday 4/20:
Colorful paper materials, like cereal boxes and other thin cardboard packaging
Any other colorful paper, including construction paper scraps, colorful envelopes from mail, etc.