Ms. Murphy’s Weekly Announcements: here
Please make sure that you walk silently during fire drills for safety reasons! Minors will be given if this rule is not adhered to.
Also, the Middle School has set up a snack shack – those snacks are for the middle schoolers only! Please do not take any.
Additionally, please be sure to be courteous while in the dining hall – don’t cut lunch likes and always say thank you to the staff members.
Also, flannel pajama pants are against dress code and not to be worn.
Lastly, please make sure you have the correct attire for STAR on Wednesday – a white turtleneck and black bottoms (must go to the floor). Information about STAR call times will be coming out soon, and I will be sending out a form for pizza if you’re staying on campus between the end of the school day and STAR.
I’m excited to announce that we will be using artwork done by Ani Mendieta-Frost ('26) for our STAR program covers!
To ensure efficiency and safety during morning drop-off, please ensure that you or whoever is driving pulls up to the first available spot. Be ready to get out of your cars so that spots aren’t taken up for too long. When exiting your vehicles, please cross the driveway only at crosswalks! Additionally, please ensure that you wear your lanyards visibly at all times.
We’re excited to announce a partnership between FBLA and Trep$! If you don’t know already, Trep$ is a middle school initiative where students in the 6th grade go through the process of creating their own business. We’re looking for Upper School volunteers to be mentors for these students. Mentors will meet with 6th graders for around 1 hour a week during the 2:30 Conference block and will answer questions, provide advice, and make sure that students are staying on track with their projects. You will be able to receive Community Service hours for your work as a mentor.
BCA leaders announced the 5th Kwanzaa principle: Nia, which translates to “purpose”. Nia is described by the National Museum of African American History & Culture as an action “[t]o make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness”.
The next Lit Loose book will be The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins! More information about the meeting will be sent out after Winter Break. Also, remember to keep updating your Advisory sheets for the Lit Loose Competition!
Our team was recently able to attend a Mock Trial seminar at Princeton University where we learned how to build a case and improve our team performance. We also have our first scrimmage against Livingston High School today!
This is a reminder to please continue donating canned food items to the Students Change Hunger food drive, which will end on Monday!
I’d like to compile a list of top academic and extracurricular moments from the school year so far. Please fill out this form if you’d like to contribute!