Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dollars for Ethiopia Scholars

videoOn Wednesday Upper School boys participated in a Student Council organized fun run for the Ethiopia Project--Dollars for Ethiopia Scholars. In the short video above, we see lower school boys cheering on the upper school boys as they make their way to Central Park. Upon their return, Lower School boys presented the runners with goodie bags containing water, pretzels, a sugar treat and a hand written note of thanks and congratulations.

Dollars for Scholars combined with "Bow Tie Thursday" in the 7th grade today means the Ethiopia Project is well under way.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Earth

Lots has been happening at Saint David's in preparation for Earth Day.  The EAAC (Environmental Awareness and Action Committee) has been hard at work.  In addition to the school's year long commitment to recycling bottle caps, see link for a CBS 5PM News story on the boys' cap collecting efforts to date,



we also held an "oven free" lunch today and presented a special slide show to the boys on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling, with a special focus, obviously, on bottle caps.  The competition ended today with the awarding of unique trophies and certificates by committee chairs, Jessica Pagan and Lauren Franklin.  In total to date, the school has collected some 190,000 caps.

Some of the delicious "oven free" options offered at lunch today.

The Small Lunch Room before the arrival of the Kindergarten.

During lunch, Food Service providers showed the boys exactly
where all the food SaintDavid's uses comes from--
we are committed to local farmers
and all food comes from farms within 250 miles of the school.

Our centerpieces on each table.


One of the awards granted to a winning
class today.  Notice the absence of the cap.

The committee chairs presenting to the boys at one
of the school's five daily lunch sittings.

Some of the more than 190,000 caps collected by Saint David's boys this year, to date.

Grandparents

This past Friday, Saint David's celebrated Grandparents Day for the PK, K and Omega grades.  Our school was filled with that special sense of excitement that accompanies grandparents wherever they are and wherever they go.  In my welcome to grandparents, I made reference to how much the mission of Saint David's values and celebrates family--immediate family and extended family.

The lives of grandparents have gone into us--through laughter and tears shared with grandparents we experience our family's past--in us, their history, in so many ways, shapes our future.

It has been said that Grandparents hold tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. 

Pictured above is a shot of Hyman Family Hall filled to capacity with grandparents enjoying a special performance by their grandsons before visiting their classrooms.  Below are some of the boys taking a bow.