March 3, 2020
Marching towards Spring
Dear T-D Family,
Time marches on and I hope the next twenty-eight days are all lamb-like.
Thornton-Donovan’s UN delegation led by Eric Griffin did themselves proud at the NYC Global Citizen Model United Nations gathering. Eight T-D upper schoolers debated, caucused, discussed, negotiated, deliberated and voted over a four-day period in representing Austria and Finland. Michaela Rogers, Mabel Takona, Sophia Ventresca, Lekhaa Singh, Noelle Hanson, Mila Mabhongo, Timothy Goldsmith and Errol Lipton proved again why T-D’s globally focused education is so valuable. Both Sophia and Timothy were singled out for their cyberspace security work. Many of T-D’s underclassmen (non-seniors) want to be similarly engaged next year. So does T-D!
Some of you have already learned that our Japanese exchange program which was due to begin on March 13 has been postponed. Thornton-Donovan will keep you “in the loop” as an alternative time may soon be solidified.
Shannon Moss, T-D’s Middle School Science and Neuroscience teacher has been invited to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to represent T-D at various high school fairs in Riga, Vilnius and Kaunas. She will depart in about 10 days and will return in less than a week.
Throughout March, there are numerous faculty luncheon conferences. Parents with 6-12 students should check the online calendar closely.
The March PTP meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25 in the Berns Memorial Library at 7 PM.
There are a few field trips coming up:
March 6 – The Met with Mrs. Pugliese and Grade 6
March 9 – The Met -The Fashion, Art, and Architecture classes with Mrs. Bubesi
March 17– The Shed at Hudson Yards with Mrs. Bubesi’s Art Class.
T-D’s Lower School is celebrating Purim on Tuesday, March 10. On Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, everyone will be sporting lots of green. On Tuesday, March 24, lower schoolers will be all smiles as they enjoy a dental health presentation.
Remember, you will find all events mentioned on T-D’s Website under Monthly Calendar. Click here for the link.
Can’t believe baseball is around the corner, but, then again, the crocuses are almost ready to adorn the campus. Spring is in the air.
Douglas E. Fleming, Jr.