With the tradition of Fall Festival fast approaching on Friday, October 11 – with afternoon fun in the gym, followed by pizza for the kids, a soccer game under the lights at Nickerson Field, and the Fall Festival dance after that – we have decided to add a new component this year: a barbecue for adults (parents, graduates, friends) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. (just in time to pick up your student from the dance!). Why should the kids have all the fun!
This BBQ will accomplish many important goals. First and foremost, it will benefit our financial aid budget, which is usually addressed in a spring gala (but we are now in a mode to scale the gala back in alternate years, which would mean the spring 2014 event is not intended to earn as much as last year’s). Second, we want to celebrate and show off our new arts floor; while this BBQ won’t be an official ribbon-cutting, which will wait until Phase III is built with an elevator and entry upgrade, it will still be worth making a hoop-la over this fall. And finally, in addition to grade-level potlucks, this BBQ will provide a chance for adults from across our community to have fun together before the winter social…and fun is good!
If you haven’t caught on yet, my theme is “fun!” And as I like to say, “We aren’t doing our job well if we aren’t having fun.” So plan to have some BBQ and a good time with others on Friday night, October 11. See you there!
James S. Berkman
Head of School