February 24, 21012
We had a great day today at Great Wolfe Lodge! Of course, the students were wonderful and very appreciative, and we always get compliments from the staff of establishments we visit on Headmaster’s Holiday. I hope your children have lots of stories, but I expect they will be a little tired when they get home. Thanks to Laura Claxton, Annie Tichenor, and Darby Zaremba for helping plan and execute the day—the fresh orange juice, cupcakes, and water bottles were all their idea as well! I couldn’t do it without them. Thanks also to BSAP for funding this yearly event.
Next weekend, the Upper-School production of Godspell will occur at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. The cast and its directors (Doug Weaver and Margie Lawrence) are very excited about performing this play for you, and I hope we have a full house both nights! ALSO, the Seabury theatre department has an annual tradition called “Dessert with the Directors” where guests enjoy a tasty dessert and coffee before the Friday production while being entertained by the directors as they offer insight into the show. Here is the link to sign up:http://www.seaburyacademy.org/parents/rsvp-dessert.cfm. You will have a terrific time!
Last Friday’s basketball games against University Academy were very exciting, especially the jaw-dropping over-time win in the last game. I was impressed not only by the talent of our teams but the way they conducted themselves throughout, and they deserved those senior night wins. I can’t wait to see what our athletes accomplish at Sub-State competition this next week. There are plans afoot to get a Fan Bus on the road for one or two games, and more information will come from BSAP very soon. Good luck to our athletes!
Congratulations to the cast of our touring show, Monkey Magic. I watched these students entertain very small children at Hilltop Elementary on Thursday, and I could not have been more proud of our versatile, endearing young actors. Good show!
We will have our spring Open House next Sunday. If you know any families who should be joining our community, this is a great time to invite them to visit the school!
Parents of seniors, please remember to email Betsy by Monday with your preliminary number of guests expected for the senior dinner.
Finally, Mrs. Asher found an appropriate moment to announce to the students and faculty yesterday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Such news is best communicated directly. She is in good spirits and has received promising reports from her most recent doctor’s visit. She appreciates the love and support of our community, and I know that in such times, Seabury is more than a school—it is a home. We will let you know in coming weeks if there is any way that you can help ease her load.
This letter is being written very late by a Headmaster who is contented but a little weary, so I hope you will overlook any mistakes or oversights. Have a restful weekend.