Need to Know for Friday, March 3

Need to Know for Friday, March 3

Congratulations are in order for so many people and groups this week! First, to Bettina Gregg, the entire science department, and all of the students who participated in the Aardvark Science Expo! I hope to see you on Tuesday at the Science Fair Open House (6:00) and Award Ceremony (7:15) next Tuesday evening. 

Secondly, a huge congratulations is in order for everyone involved in the incredible production of Into the Woods. Pete Buonincontro has directed an outstanding cast and crew, with help from Emily Stone, Ashley McCullar, and Simon Crane. Don’t miss this one! 

And finally, the Boys Varsity Basketball team won their first game at States and are headed to the semi-finals today at 4:15. Send big cheers and good thoughts to Coos Bay! 

It’s a great day to be an Aardvark! 

Important Updates:

Upper School Semi has been rescheduled for April 15! More details to come.

March 1-5: Into the Woods. Only a few days left to see the show! 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.

March 16: Winterim

March 24: Spring Break

April 3: Professional Growth & Development Day - NO CLASSES

April 14: Teacher Work Day - NO CLASSES

May 25 & 26: A two-day experiential education opportunity for our 10th graders, this special programming is the first step in our thorough preparation for the backpack experience that serves as the fall opening class trip for our 11th graders. The programming will take place between 8:25-3:10 each day. Students will be on campus on Thursday and off campus on local hiking trails on Friday. A letter went out on Wednesday with more details.

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.