Grandparents and Special Friends Day is one of our favorite days of the year. A few of you joked with me that it hardly matters what we do, or if everyone sings off-key, these grandparents and special friends are delighted to see our school and our students. It's true! Although it helps that our faculty create thoughtful activities and Mark Carapezza works with our students for months.
Mark enjoys many job titles, including Director of Fun and Artist in Residence, and while those do some justice to his role at our school, clearly he's so much more. In addition to partnering with our students to write original music and create original productions, he serenades students with a ukulele as they arrive at school. After today's performances, he went home and created this video from the day. I hope you enjoy it!
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I hope that you’re all able to take some time over break to rest and relax. A student recited a poem he read about relaxing, and I'm delighted to share it with you.
I would like to say thanks to you, my couch.
You make me feel like a kangaroo in a pouch.
When I come home from a school’s long day,
You make my headache and bad back go away.
I love laying down to watch a movie
Or just sitting for 5 minutes makes me feel groovy.
Also, hanging out with the family to play charades
And when I feel sick, a nap on you is my only aid…
…well, that and medicine.
Anywho, I’d like to say thanks once again,
For getting me through hard times, and being a close friend.
P.S. I just realized how sad it is that I said one of my closest friends is a couch.