This week we entered into our Spirituality theme of Stewardship and Service, which we continue through early May. During this time we are challenged to think about how our spiritual identities compel us to use our gifts and talents in service to others and the world. Events at school that highlight this theme include a variety of Earth-related projects and activities, as well as a school supply drive to benefit children at Amigo Guia, an afterschool program for underprivileged children in Sangolqui, Ecaudor that our Eighth Graders will visit as part of their student exchange program.
Our Third Grade released Much Ado About Nothing: The Movie to wide acclaim! The culmination of this beloved milestone project highlighted the hard work the students put in to studying the works of Shakespeare and in creating the film. The students took the lead in acting, directing, and producing the movie. After the film’s premiere, the Third Graders hosted the annual Bard Bash, a Renaissance faire, in which they led guests through several games and activities. If you missed the film, you view two trailers (trailer one, trailer two).
World Premiere of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, the Play!
This year’s Spring Play was extra special. Students in First through Eighth Grade starred in the world premiere of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency. The play, based on Daniel Pinkwater’s book of the same name, was adapted for the stage by Kindergarten Teacher Kathy Ferman. Our entire school community was familiar with the story; it was read in each class this past winter during our annual Reading Olympics. The student actors were excited to bring the story to life on stage and share their talents with family and friends!