EC and LD Weekly Update

St. Richard's Episcopal School ~ 9 May 2016

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Student Spotlight

Grade 2 students delivered a nearly flawless Maypole Dance this week. Many thanks to Coaches Sherrill and Peoni, Ms. Napier and Mr. Stewart for prepping our sweet grade 2 cherubs for this special event!

NEWS YOU CAN USE...

1. Maypole Dance (Grade 2) ~ Monday, May 9

Consistent with our welcoming of spring, grade 2 students will preform the traditional Maypole dance on Monday morning at 8:15am in the gymnasium. We hope you will join us for this long-standing St. Richard's tradition. If you are unable to attend, please CLICK HERE to learn more about Maypole Dance.


2. Summer Reading List Book Fair ~ Monday - Friday, May 9-13

The Summer Reading List Book Fair will be begin after school on Monday, May 9 in the nursery (the classroom just west of Mrs. Kilfoil's PK classroom). Recommended books for the summer reading list will be for sale before and after school Tuesday through Friday. Because book sales are provided through Scholastic, payment options include cash and checks only. Billing to SRES accounts is not applicable for summer reading list purchases. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


3. Dad and Special Friend Chapel ~ Tuesday, May 10

Time for JK-Gr. 4 students to host their father, father figure or another special friend is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 @ 8:15am. Fathers, father figures and special friends will report to their JK-Grade 4 students' classrooms starting at 8:00am. From there, we will proceed to the sanctuary for our normally scheduled Tuesday chapel service. I will work with Chaplain Lea to ensure that service that day includes a special guest speaker (invited by David), blessing of father figures, and vocally-friendly (not quite karaoke-style) hymns. Specially baked treats, coffee and water will be provided in the Lemler Garden following chapel service (Dragon Cafe in the event of inclement weather) for the adult guests (no students). Please be sure to collaborate with your grade-level teammate on craft projects/gifts for students' guests to ensure that we are consistent by age/grade-level, if indeed your grade level provides special gifts. Thank you! :)


4. EC/LD Teacher Meeting ~ Tuesday, May 10 @ 3:35pm

End of year preparations and Awards Day recipients will be discussed during Tuesday's combined EC/LC teacher meeting in The Fortune Room. Teaching assistants do not attend this meeting. Please bring your recipient recommendations for the following awards.

  • Citizenship Awards
  • The Audrey Wright Award
  • Global Readiness Award
  • Dragon Challenge Awards (Per Coaches Peoni and Sherrill)
  • Singing Dragon Choral Award (Per Director Eiszner)


5. Shakespeare's Ear Assembly ~ Wednesday, May 11 @ 9:50am

This is a friendly reminder that Early Music Motion will be at SRES Wednesday to present Shakespeare's Ear, 'musing the magic of language, music, and theater of Shakespeare's personal and artistic journey.' The presentation with include the recorder, percussion, viriginals (keyboard), renaissance guitar, hurdy-gurdy (barrel organ), and violin. It begins at 9:50am in the Fortune Room.


6. EC Promenade en Velo ~ Monday, May 16

This sweet EC event where students rotate through a tricycle ride on the Champs-Elysees, dining in an outdoor cafe, and painting in the garden of Versailles has been rescheduled to Monday, May 16 due to inclement weather. Grade 4 students will assist EC students with this special day as they prepare to set voyage next year for France.


7. Important Yearend Dates

  • Summer Reading Book Fair - May 9-12
  • Maypole Dance Assembly @ 8:15am ~ May 9
  • Gr. 1 Field Experience @ 12:50pm - May 9
  • Dad and Special Friend Chapel ~ May 10
  • JK Field Experience @ 9:30am ~ May 10
  • EC/LD Faculty Meeting @ 3:35pm ~ May 10
  • Gr. 8 Blessing Chapel ~ May 11
  • Shakespeare's Ear Assembly @ 9:50am ~May 11
  • Gr. 1 Field Experience @ 9am ~ May 12
  • Gr. 4 Field Experience (all day) ~ May 13
  • EC Promenade en Velo @ 8:15am ~ May 16 NEW DATE
  • MD IISL Athletic Tournament (after school) ~ May 16, 18
  • Choir, Strings, Woodwind Concert Rehearsal @ 8:15am (Chapel Service) - May 17
  • Choir, Strings, Woodwind Concert in Trinity Sanctuary @ 7pm ~ May 17
  • Full Faculty Meeting @ 3:35pm ~ May 17
  • All School Eucharist Chapel ~ May 18
  • Kindergarten Field Experience @ 9:30am ~ May 18
  • Gr. 8 MD Teacher Appreciation Lunch @ 11am ~ May 18
  • Last All-School Chapel ~ May 18
  • Spring Forward (EC/LD) @ 8:30am ~ May 19
  • Gr. 1 Field Experience @ 10am ~ May 19
  • Kindergarten Breakfast @ 8am – May 20
  • Gr. 8 Finals/11:30am Early Dismissal ~ May 20, 23, 24
  • Board Reports Due to Jessica ~ May 20
  • Memorial Day Assembly @ 2:30pm ~ May 20
  • PlayWorks Leadership Essentials Training for Aftercare Counselors and Any Interested Faculty/Staff (all day) ~ May 21-22
  • Back to Back French Students Departure ~ May 22
  • Gr. 2 Field Experience @ 9am ~ May 24
  • Gr. 3-4 Field Experience (all day) ~ May 24
  • Headmaster's Luncheon for Gr. 8 @ 11:30am ~ May 24
  • Headmaster's Parent Social for Gr. 8 Parents @ 7pm ~ May 24
  • Gr. 2 Field Experience @ 9:15am ~ May 25
  • Talent Show @ 1:15pm ~ May 25
  • Gr. 8 Community Service Project (afternoon) ~ May 25
  • Commencement Rehearsal @ 8am ~ May 26
  • End Term 3 ~ May 26
  • EC Field Day @ 10am – May 26
  • Awards Day Ceremony (Gr. 1-8) @ 10am ~ May 26
  • Field Day (after Awards Day) ~ May 26
  • Alumni Basketball Game @ 2pm ~ May 26
  • Gr. 8 Alumni Breakfast @ 8am ~ May 27
  • Commencement @ 10am ~ May 27
  • Memorial Day (No School) ~ May 30
  • Post-Service (All Faculty and Staff) ~ May 31, June 1-2
  • Summer Dragon Camp Begins ~ May 31
  • Fly Into First Parent Meeting @ 5:30pm ~ June 1
  • David Amstutz's Official Last Day ~ June 30
  • Peter Harding's Official First Day ~ July 18


Have a great week!


Fondly,

Kris :)