Friday Letter

February 7, 2020

Dear Parents,

It was great to see so many of you in the building over the last 24 hours.  I hope you had productive conferences with our teachers. 

Next week is our Annual Auction, UNDER CONSTRUCTION!  I look forward to seeing many parents, trustees, staff, alumni, and friends at this event.  It is always a festive and rollicking evening--and an important way that our community supports the school.  In keeping with the construction theme, attire will be casual.  Feel free to check out the auction items here.  I hope you can come out and have a great time!

I have attached the 2020-21 academic calendar.  Parents have often commented that school seems to start earlier every year.  Keep in mind that dates move up slowly over a seven year period before they sort of "snap back," so next year will seem like we start a week later than typical.  Remember that the dates on the academic calendar do not include extracurricular events or other school activities.  These are the essential dates to designate when we are in session as well as school-wide events so you can plan family vacations and other commitments. 

Next week is Spirit Week, which means students make the great sacrifice of not wearing dress code so they can express a different kind of school spirit.  I like to give you a heads up so you know why your child is walking out of the house looking like a salad dressing (not kidding):

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Twin Day

Wednesday: Salad Dressing Day

        6th: Green Goddess (dress in green)

        7th: Blue Cheese (blue)

        8th: Honey Mustard (yellow, or yellow and black like bees)

        9th: Caesar (togas and Ancient Roman attire)

        10th: Thousand Island (tropical/Caribbean/Hawaiian)

        11th: French (fashionable attire, baguettes or other french things- I really don’t know how to explain it)

        12th: Ranch (cowboy/western)

Thursday: BSA Spirit Day

Friday: Valentine’s Day Red and Pink 

The BSA Chronicle (the school newspaper) is online.  Our journalism students put a lot of work into this project.  Feel free to check it out: https://bsachronicle.com/.Casino Night is coming up soon: Friday 21st.  This is always a very popular event with students.  BSAP is still looking for a few volunteers, and I understand that parents get a kick out of watching the students at play.  If you are interested in helping out, follow this link.

Love of poultry and basketball will finally come together tonight.  Come out to the varsity basketball game against Grandview Christian, and if Seabury scores 6 3-pointers, a Raising Cane's chicken meal will be yours!  See the flyer for details.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Yours respectfully,

Dr. Schawang