News & Updates 09/16/22

From Todd:

Thank You!!
I think you all know how busy this campus gets. As I sit and stare at my computer screen after a Friday pick-up, I am struck by the gratitude I feel for the teachers and parents of the New School after our first full week of school. The start of the year has been excellent, and we are so thankful for the support of our families and the hard work of our teachers. It is going to be a great year. 
 
Ice Packs
We are on a record pace for ice pack distribution. We are icing knees, elbows, chins, heads, and even a couple blisters. I am not sure there is scientific research to support ice packs on blisters, but if it makes a student feel better, we are going to give them an ice pack. Hopefully, as the playground routines and game rules are established the ice pack usage will slow down a bit, but until then firstaid.com will continue to be a great resource for us.
 
Welcome
Please welcome Tasheika Hanniford to the New School. She has taken on the role of Student Service Coordinator at the New School. This will include medical needs, attendance, scheduling drop-offs and pick-ups, managing students supplies, and so much more. Tasheika has been a long time resident of Nantucket having most recently worked at the Veranda House. We are lucky to have her join our team!! 
 
Boarding School Panel Presenting on Monday
We have always approached the process of finding the next school for our 8th graders as an exercise in establishing the right fit. Whether public or independent, whether boarding or day, whether single-sex or coed, it is up to us to present the options and let the family decide on the right fit. With that in mind, we have put together a panel of five boarding schools to discuss their own programs, the application process in general, and what the experience at a boarding school is all about. The panel will present Monday at 6:00 in the New School. Students are encouraged to attend and we are inviting the entire island community, so please spread the word. The schools joining us are Governor's Academy, Pomfret School, Kimball Union Academy, Tabor Academy, and Berkshire School.
 
Welcome Raya Vasil Marinov
The New School has added a new member for the class of 2036. Zhaney, our Lower School Teaching Assistant, had a beautiful healthy baby girl, and everyone is doing well. Please welcome Raya Vasil Marinov to Nantucket.
 
Pick-Up Plan Changes
If your plans for your child’s pick-up change during the day, please notify the teacher and admin@nantucketnewschool.org with the new plans for your child. Although two parents might have agreed on a playdate, it is important for us to know that everyone is on the same page.
 
Don’t forget that the Whalers football team goes up against Mashpee on Saturday at 3:00, and that program is filled with New School graduates!!
 
Thanks to all and have a great weekend.

Ever Grateful,
 
Todd Eveleth
Head of School
 

 
 
Boarding School Panel: Monday, September 19, 6 p.m.
  • Nantucket New School will welcome admissions representatives from Governor's Academy, Pomfret School, Kimball Union Academy, Tabor Academy, and Berkshire School. Each school will discuss the application process in general and add some details about their boarding programs. This is an event for families with students at any of the schools on Nantucket.
NPC Annual Meeting & Back to School Night: Thursday, September 22, 6p.m.
  • Please find the notification about the annual meeting here: NPC Annual Meeting 9_22_22.pdf
    This event happens at the same time as Back to School Night, and this year in order to avoid conflict with other island events, we will be having it on Thursday, September 22, at 6:00.
Field Day/Pizza Day: Friday, September 23
  • Field Day: Get ready for colorful costumes and gear! Click on the link to view which Color Family your child is assigned to: 2022-2023 Field Day Color Families PK is assigned to their own rainbow group!
  • Pizza Day: No need to send your child to school with lunch (unless they'd prefer something from home). Just pack a snack and a water!
 
22-23 School Calendar: For the most up-to-date listing of events, please visit our website at nantucketnewschool.org.
 
 
 
Walk a Mile for A Safe Place: Saturday October 1, 2022
  • Our annual community-wide Walk A Mile raises awareness and funds for the
    programs and services A Safe Place provides completely free of charge for
    survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Bring your family and
    friends for fun and an opportunity to literally put your foot down against
    domestic violence by walking a mile starting and ending at Children’s Beach. 
  • Walk a Mile for The Safe Place.pdf
Supporting Others
  • We typically do not include non-NNS fundraising in this space, but this week is a bit of an exception. A current New School parent is taking part in an amazing fundraiser that was created by Special Olympics Connecticut and Special Olympics Slovakia to support Ukrainian refugees who have children with disabilities. The Swim-a-thon will take place this weekend across Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville, CT. Please consider supporting this amazing cause by going to https://give.soct.org/swimathon.
Weekend Beach Clean-Up
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