2:30 Children’s March participants Janice Kelsey and her brother Alvin Wesley in the lecture room at BCRI
3:30 Performance/Poetry with LaQuita Middleton-Holmes
Dinner at Dreamland
Home to Hargis
Today was all new. I feel that there was nothing that we as a class did today that wasn’t new and it was amazing. It was a giant adventure and I loved it. It was so cool to meet people that were actually a part of the struggle for civil rights and are still working at it today. To read about marches is one thing, but to listen to someone talk to you in person about their experiences with such things was amazing. -Sam
We hung out on the lush lawn of Kelly Ingram Park awestruck in the shadow of the children who had been there before us. -Julia
Janice and Alvin have lived through so much and they are living history. It is important to know the history from people that lived it right up front. It’s actually amazing. Each and every individual children’s march participant has a story and they deserve to be heard. -Leila
Just imagining the children stampeding out of the church only to be hosed down. It felt like everywhere we stood had a 100 different moments of significance. -Eliot
Sitting in the pews (at 16th Street Baptist Church) that so many had sat in before me, I could picture the church overflowing with people and songs of freedom filling the hearts and minds of everyone… This is where 4 innocent girls died. This is where the nation looked at and finally realized it was time for a change. This is where humanity was thrown out the window. -Lucy F.
What a day. After a swift and jubilant flight to Chicago we found ourselves with a 4 hour delay. We did a little terminal surfing, Starbucks slurping, card playing, aeronautic cuisine tasting, and generally did basically everything terminals 1 and 2 had to offer at O’Hare International.
But we made it, got our beautiful vans, and drove to our Birmingham home, The Hargis Retreat Center. We sang, we dialogued about why we have come, and read from Eric Holder’s analysis of our countries racial challenges. Then we packed everyone off to bed…we hope…Spirits are high, generosity is aplenty. We are ready.
is our Annual Ginormous Cookie Swap, Holiday Craft Sale and Snowflake Tricky Tray Raffle!
Bring in a batch of your favorite homemade cookies on Tuesday, December 20th for our Annual Ginormous Cookie Swap. Buy a box, sashay down the line of delectable treats and fill yours to the brim with cookie goodness!
Were also collecting small items from merchants and crafters, like gift certificates etc. for a modest “tricky tray” raffle. We sell raffle tickets and you choose the item you’d like to win and place your ticket in that item’s jar.
In the recent years, we’ve invited students and parents to sell their crafts. Our very own Cheryl, teacher from the Birch Room, sells gorgeous wreaths, maple syrup and other fun crafts.
Please join us this Friday, October, 7, 2016 for the fall Grandparent & Special Friend Day. Along with a classroom visit we are pleased to have new parent and professional photographer, Rachael Waring on hand to take photos of students with their visitors. Be sure to take advantage of Rachael’s presence to capture the day!
Grandparent and Special Friend Day Schedule:
8:45-9:00 am – Coffee, Tea and Snack in the Arts Barn
9:00-9:30 am – Introduction by Tamara Mount, Head of School
9:30-10:00 am – Student Panel Discussion
10:00 -10:45 am – Classroom visits & Child Photo Session with their Guests
10:45 – 11:45 am – All School Sing in the Arts Barn
Let’s celebrate the start of school with one last splash in the pool! The party is being held at Green Mountain Camp in Dummerston from 4:30 until 7. Jay and friends will be on hand to play world music, we’ll have the grill going and all you need to do is bring your swimmies and something to share. Toddler and Children’s House Families: Sides/Salads; Lower and Upper El Families: Desserts; and Middle School Families: drinks.
Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30 – 6:30pm. This is an evening meeting for parents to learn about the upcoming year’s curriculum, program, expectations for students, and ways to be involved in your child’s education. Parents with children in more than one program should send one parent to each program level. Childcare will be provided. Please sign up for childcare at the front desk.
Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This is an evening meeting for parents to learn about the upcoming year’s curriculum, program, expectations for students, and ways to be involved in your child’s education. Childcare will be provided. Please sign up for childcare at the front desk.