Chemically, water is a simple substance, but scientifically, it is a highly complex subject. The lack of water, the excess of water, the pollution of water—all of these issues can cause serious problems locally and around the globe.
Ari Goldfarb's poem "Blue Balloon" was featured on the literary blog Americana Lit. Ari also has work forthcoming in Spitmag and fiction terrifica. He recently published his first book of poetry, entitled Over Growing Childhood, available on Amazon, and is currently working on a novel. Check out Ari’s book (written under the pen name R. K. Gold) at http://www.amazon.com/Over-Growing-Childhood-innocence-winded/dp/1494988054.
In the lobby outside of the Johnston Theatre is a very special kind of brick wall—a Lego brick wall, which measures almost 14-feet long. Students, teachers, parents, and visitors are all welcome to stick their choice of bricks to the baseplate-covered wall to create an array of colorful shapes, figures, and even words.
Spring is the season for renewed life, and the Lower School science program reflects that! Recently, a litter of Border collie puppies visited, and children were able to spend some time playing with the little fur balls while learning a thing or two about animal care.
Like all of you, I am very excited that Andy Deyell has been named the next Head of Elmwood Franklin School. Andy will officially take charge on July 1, 2014. My role here will shift from the interim leader of the school to one of support for Andy as he transitions into his new position as Head of School. I will support Andy throughout the summer months on into the fall and will conclude my stay at Elmwood Franklin in December 2014.
In today's busy, nonstop world, what better way to slow things down and spend quality time together than to prepare and enjoy a meal or dish with your family. With that as our focus we are looking to compile an Elmwood Franklin School cookbook full of fun, delicious, and nutritious recipes that the whole family can make and enjoy together.
I am happy to announce that at the last board meeting Andrew Deyell was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees to be the next Head of Elmwood Franklin School. Prior to the Board voting, the Search Committee unanimously recommended Andy be appointed. The Board also received input from our current interim Head of School Fred Acquavita. Fred stated that based on his 45 years of experience working with a range of successful heads, if we extended the search and "if there were 100 applicants for this job, Andy would be in the top five no matter who applied." Additionally, several Board members who have taken part in our recent searches strongly believe that Andy meets or exceeds our top candidates in the past.
It’s not spring yet, but Reggio Emilia is blossoming at Elmwood Franklin. I invite all parents to join Sarah Duddy and me for a conversation on the future of the Reggio Emilia program in Prep at EFS. Choose from two sessions: Tuesday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. or Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. Both will take place in the library. In preparation for our discussion, please read “The Hundred Languages of Children,” a short piece of writing by Loris Malaguzzi, a founder of the infant toddler nursery school program of Reggio Emilia, Italy. A copy is included as part of this letter.