Need to Know for Friday, February 24

Need to Know for Friday, February 24

Please check your email for the communication sent to families yesterday about academic continuity during school closures, the (virtual) Aardvark Science Expo, the upcoming Semi-formal dance, and other events. We are making plans to reschedule the Aardvark Science Expo reception and awards ceremony. Stay tuned for more details. 

We hope to see you at the boys varsity basketball game this Saturday at 2:00 in the Athletic Center and at the winter play, Into the Woods, next week. Get your tickets here

Important Updates:

The deadline for Parent Ads was February 24. 

February 25: US Semi at Everett West, 8-10pm and Parent Social at the same time at the Lucky Lab on Quimby.

February 28: Parent Partnership meeting on Zoom only, the Upper School will host a Zoom-only Parent Partnership meeting. The topic is Student+Parent Support Resources with Upper School Counselor Miki Darby and Learning Resource Coordinator Maego Powers.

Please join us at 7 pm PST using this link. We hope to see you there!

March 1-5: Into the Woods. Get your tickets here! What happens after “happily ever after”? While the faces and names in this fractured tale are familiar, all the characters intersect through unexpected new plot twists. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical intertwines classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales with a contemporary edge to tell stories of wishes granted and “the price” paid.

Book Recommendation by US Librarian Erika Jelinek

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

Avery is less than enthused to be moving from Washington DC to a small town in rural Georgia  to care for her terminally ill grandmother, whom she hasn't seen since she was five years old. Her mother and grandmother's relationship is a landmine of difficult history and tense fights, and Bardell feels impossibly small and sleepy. Then she meets her beguiling next door neighbor, Simone, and her best friend, Jade, and things slowly stop feeling so bleak. Even her notoriously prickly grandmother softens as she spends more time with her, but when she tries to unearth the root of her mother's and grandmother's difficult relationship she discovers shockingly dark secrets that send shockwaves through Avery's new friendships. This book has everything: it has a pitch perfect queer romance, magical female friendships, family secrets, and even some mystery. Don't forget to grab some tissues, because there will be tears.

Questions? Contact Brooke DeLeon or Stephen Pyle in the Upper School Office.