JU-C Weekly Note

Dear Families,

We continued to work on planning our Olympic Games. Students met in city-state groups to plan events, create a flag and cheer, and create awards (which we call flair) for the events. Please remember to mark your calendars: our Olympics Opening Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 1, at 10:35 am. Parents are invited; we hope to see you there!

The weather yesterday at Awbury Arboretum was beautiful, and we continued to work on service projects with students from Wissahickon Charter School. In clearing out invasive plants from the pond, many students from both schools were soaked by the end of our time working! (Don’t worry — the mud and pond odor do wash out.) It was wonderful to see the kids working together and enjoying their purpose. This was our last work with WCS for this year, but we hope to continue to partner with them in various ways in the future.

ERBs are next week, from Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25. Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments or other activities that will take them out of school during these school days. Students will still go to specials and Spanish, but we arrange for most other times of the day to be tests, and it’s very tricky to arrange times for make-up sessions.

This week we had the pleasure of both a 3rd-5th grade recital on Tuesday AND an ensemble recital this morning. It’s wonderful to hear our students making beautiful music!

Although the weekend promises to be more of the same cloudy, rainy weather that has plagued us this month (can you tell we are eager for warmer weather?), we hope that your family is able to enjoy some time together this weekend as we sprint to the end of the school year.

—Laura and David lmatheny@tpschool.org dstills@tpschool.org