News & Updates 11/10/23

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From Danielle:

Harvest Bash
Thank you to our committee co-chairs, Zahra Kasza and Kate Kling. We began meeting over the summer and they've been working hard throughout the fall to ensure the success of this important event. You did it! Thank you to our committee members, Lo McShay, Becky Becker, Bess Clarke, Doug Massey, Holly Wall, Jen Hudson, Caroline Montgomery, Carol Evens, and Meg Pearson. They've each called in many, many favors to build the list of amazing auction items, and that effort translated into really impactful fundraising. Doug, thank you for chairing the after-party committee- seeing our guests in full costume on the dance floor at the Box was worth all the effort. Lo, your work on the decor was magical. When we began our committee meetings in September, Lo had a vision for a giant, floating, balloon octopus. Mission accomplished!
My sincere gratitude to Kate Olson and Tracy Bakalar. I'm so proud that our small school can host all of these events, maintain social media accounts and websites, produce postcards and care packages, and so much more. I'm amazed. Thank you Kate and Tracy for going above and beyond.
We were able to raise funds for financial assistance for students in need, operating expenses, purchasing necessary materials for classrooms and extracurricular activities, professional development, fostering partnerships with local businesses and organizations to enhance educational opportunities, and more. The success of the Harvest Bash is a true testament to the unwavering support and dedication of our school community. We also had a whole lotta fun. In a meeting earlier this week, a family described it as party filled with their closest friends. At another meeting, someone said that they were able to sit next to someone they hadn't met and had the best time. Next year will be our 20th Annual Harvest Bash. We're already excited!
Danielle Henry Beale
Interim Head of School
  • Friday, November 17: Grandparents/Special Friends Day - Noon Dismissal
  • November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break - No School
We are less than TWO weeks away from the Run for Robin 5K (run, walk, stroll, etc). 
Sunday, November 19th you can run/walk, enjoy Sconset in the fall with a community cookout after!  Registration is LIVE  and it promises to be a healthy community event to kickoff the week of Thanksgiving.  Check out more information on the Harvey Foundation and how you can register for the Run.  WHAT IS THE HARVEY FOUNDATION?
·       Register today using THIS LINK
·       There is a Registration & Bib Pick Up Saturday, November 18th from 10am-2pm at the SeaGrille
·       You can register the day of (Sunday, Nov. 19th) starting at 8:30am at the Sconset Casino
Nantucket Youth Lacrosse registration opens on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. 
  • There will be an opportunity for all interested players ages 1st grade through 8th grade to play in the Spring of 2024.  
  • 1st and 2nd grade will register for the Learn To Play program. This program will be run at the  Nantucket Boys & Girls Club twice a week and registration is free. All members of the NB&GC  can play as long as they are registered on the Nantucket Youth Lacrosse website. 
  • 3rd – 8th grade will register on the Nantucket Youth Lacrosse website. Please refer to the website for practice days and times for each age group in 2024.  
  • Nantucket Youth Lacrosse is a program that hopes to be inclusive and accessible to all  Nantucket children. Nantucket Youth Lacrosse offers financial scholarships to cover the cost of registration and lacrosse equipment for those families that need financial assistance. For those families (at all age groups) that need a scholarship, please note this at registration or contact us directly.  
  • Go to the ACKLAX website to sign up to secure your spot. Play on! 

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