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  • First Day In Pictures

    Ana

    First Day In Pictures

    Families, please enjoy this glimpse into our festive, purposeful day one. As I talked middle schoolers throughout the day, they told me they were glad to be here, optimistic, curious, relieved, and most of all, "really happy to be with my friends." They jumped in with both feet today - creating class norms, doing scavenger hunts, and setting the stage for the next weeks and months. I hope they have a few tales to tell you at home tonight and that they sleep well. We're ready to do it all again tomorrow!
     
    A few assorted reminders:
    • Sign up for a Welcome Conference.
    • Check the supply letters and send your child with the items listed there.
    • Make sure your child brings a water bottle to school. 
    • Complete the Responsible Use Policy Agreement for technology if you haven't yet.
    • Please be sure to order lunch for next week from Nutrislice. If your order has been received, you will receive a confirmation email; please reach out if you don't get one. After next week, we will make time for students to place orders in school. To avoid entering double orders in the system, make sure your child knows how far in advance lunch has already been ordered for them.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Welcome Back to 40 Charlton!

    Margaret Paul
    Dear families,
     
    It is the most extraordinary of days--we have welcomed our high school students back to 40 Charlton . . . it was so incredibly emotional to see them streaming down the street and into the lobby. Our entire faculty was present to welcome them back, share summer stories, and begin our year together. There was just SO MUCH JOY!
     
     
    We also acknowledge (and are keenly aware of) the anxieties and worries that our students have carried back into the building with them. Returning to school is hard, and returning to the building during the ongoing pandemic creates more stress for some. Please hear us--we’ll say it over and over--we are watching over your children, checking on them, and supporting them as they move through this transition. Just like you, we cannot keep them from experiencing anxiety and worry, but we can make sure that they know we are here for them now and throughout the rest of their high school experience.
     
     
     
     
    At LREI, we deeply care about students’ academic experience, and our teachers have been preparing throughout the summer to provide a rich, deeply intellectual environment for students to learn in. And we equally care about their lived experiences through these four years of high school--as they move in and out of friendships, interests, challenges, and successes. It is in these parts of your students’ lives that our teachers will engage meaningfully as trusted advisors, with listening ears and encouraging words.
     
     
     
    Today, we began this journey with them through grade-level orientations that precede the beginning to our academic program on Monday, September 13th.
     
     
    Our 9th graders took off on buses for Camp Ramapo where, led by their advisors, dean, and senior peer leaders, they will begin to get to know one another and learn more about 9th grade.
     
     
     
    Our 10th graders also took off on buses . . . having missed their chance to attend the Ramapo orientation last year, they are enjoying a “re-orientation” with their advisors and deans at Frost Valley. We’re so excited that our class of 2024 can have this experience together!
     
     
    Our 11th graders spent the day in a celebratory, community-building experience together across the campus, accompanied by their advisors and dean. And tomorrow, they will kick off the work of the Junior Class Trip, a year-long inquiry that will lead them to place-based research trips in the spring. This is an exciting moment for juniors!
     
     
     
    And our SENIORS, the class of 2022, entered the building for their final year at LREI! The excitement echoed through the lobby as they celebrated their arrival at this moment. We celebrated with them as well--we are so very proud of the leaders they have become, and we are looking forward to this year with them.
     
     
    In all, it was a special day here, and one that is impossible to communicate through this brief note. Thank you for trusting us with your children; we love who they are, and who they are becoming. It’s going to be a wonderful year!
     
  • Summer Health & Wellbeing

    Margaret Paul

    Summer Health & Wellbeing

     
    Dear Families,
     
    As we pack up our books from the 2020-2021 school year in the next few weeks, and start thinking about the much-needed summer break for our students (and us), we want to partner with you by sharing some resources.
     
    Over the course of the school year we have engaged students in conversations and assemblies about a range of topics regarding mental health and physical well-being. You may have had some discussions at home about some of these sessions, including our assembly yesterday, which covered emotions in the time of Covid, and eating disorders. We know that these topics have been hard to face, and we have done our best to create safe spaces in which students can engage. That said, no format is perfect, and perfection is not what we are going for.
     
    For us, we are unequivocally committed to care for our LREI high school students. We care so deeply about them. We care about their physical and mental health and well-being as much as we care about their academic successes, knowing just how intricately these are tied. And we are committed to providing learning opportunities, and information about support, even if this can be hard to hear. 
     
    The impact of Covid on our teenagers is unmeasurable, and we want our kids to have all the support they can get. This summer is the perfect time to make space for health and well-being for high school students. We encourage you to help your students make thoughtful plans that help them find purpose and structure in their days. And if you need some help with ideas, don’t hesitate to reach out! Below are some resources that you might find useful if you are seeking specific emotional support. In the coming weeks we will also send information about summer reading options and fun summer activities in NYC.
     
    Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in anyway. We are your partners in the hard work of caring for our teens in this time.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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