"Our family relationships have intensified. No longer are we ships passing in the night with weekends together. Now, we are together all of the time and I love it. My mother lives with me along with my husband and twin 8 year olds. Seeing my mom and girls spend months of quality time together is an irreplaceable gift that wouldn't have come without COVID. We are eternally grateful for that." — Ms. Mary Foard, Middle School Counseling
Artwork submitted by Elizabeth Biran '22
"As we enter into summer, we have no idea what the fall holds when it comes to school. Will it be full in session in the classrooms, back to learning and teaching remotely from home, or some hybrid combination? Time will tell. We all have resilience and will do the best with the situation, but it certainly makes you appreciate things in a new way. As teachers, we have grown in our flexibility, our creativity, and our ability to learn to teach in new ways. As a result, we are stronger and better off for it...but we are tired! Summer will feel so good in order to have time to step away, decompress, reflect, and then rebound." — Ms. Vicki Dabrowka, Lower School Technology
Artwork submitted by Flora Damon '20
To Be Still
Meandering through the garden, I hear a bluebird sing. It brings a slow smile.
I watch as a bumblebee lands on a fragrant bloom. It does not notice me.
The sun's rays are warm against my cheek. It makes me feel safe.
Nature is stirring amongst the trees. It's a symphony for me.
I realize that I am part of the orchestra. It is a calming sound.
I am surrounded by nature's beauty. It is always with me.
Through the darkest hours. I am not alone.
I have learned to be still.
Poem submitted by Ms. Barb Moran, Lower School Business Office
Photo submitted by Mack Howell '27 for Earth Day Spirit Day
"Things will never be the same for my family, the world around us, as well as simply how we operate. School will not be the same, neither will restaurants, movie theaters, sports games, everything will have to change due to a disease that could have been slowed with proper measures. The majority of what I've been feeling was the loss of contact with the seniors whom I will not be able to hug before they leave, I won't be able to say to their faces 'thank you for being a great role model and a great friend to me.' I won't be able to sing 'Omnia Sol' to them during their graduation." — Maddie Clarke '22