Friday Letter

November 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

The Seabury Fund total is up to $134,939, and we were able to meet the $10,000 challenge from the Gray family!  I am very grateful that we are making good progress towards our goal, but we aren't there yet.  We have 100% participation from trustees and staff.  That's fantastic!  Parent participation is at 32%, and we need to get that number up.  If you have postponed sending in your pledge, please do so now.  (You can also use this link: Support the Seabury Fund today).  And thanks to the Gray family and all who have contributed so far!

It has been a busy few weeks here at school.  Thanks to Bill Gollier, staff chaperones, student senate, and seniors for last week's Fall Carnival and Haunted House.  Also, we enjoyed another pageant of Jack-o-Lanterns from advising groups, and I have attached Mr. Kellogg's annual collage if you want to take a look.

Break a Leg to the cast of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! for their performance tonight.  I hope you can attend!  And next week, our upper school thespians will present Play On!, a slapstick comedy about a small local community theatre struggling to put on a play--with disastrously funny results.

Good luck to our Seabury Chess Team as they head out to their first competition tomorrow at Sunset Hill/West Middle School!

Congratulations to our runners at State Cross Country competition last weekend!  The girls team took 10th place at State!  Individually, Sami Dennon took 12th place and Henry Nelson took 4th!

Our school will be observing "1989 Day" next Wednesday.  Students and staff (and parents, if you wish) who choose to participate will spend 24 hours using only technology that existed by 1989.  That means no smartphones, iPads, internet, and so forth.  For those of us whose professions won't allow us to be without some of these amenities, it might still be a useful exercise to put away certain devices that may have an unhealthy hold on us.  There will be other festivities at school connected with the event.  I know many of us will benefit from a low-tech day. 

Finally, thanks to Marta Schwartz for organizing lunch and snacks for the faculty during parent/teacher conferences--and to Ivan Calderon and Josie Kim for their help.  It means a lot to us to have parents looking after us on those days, so thank you!

Have a good weekend!

Dr. Schawang