Dear T-D Family
So the Irishman looks at the calendar and notes that it is now November. What a Joker! Thanks to the T-D parent and student body for another successful Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. Everyone here is still raving about the outfits as T-D became a ghoul of a school.
Our four Guatemalan exchange students made their way back home on Sunday. Both the Lipton and Griffith families made T-D and New York City look “muy Bueno.” All four of the visitors would like to host a few T-D upper-schoolers for two weeks. Guatemala is a ten and it offers such contrast to places like Mongolia, Japan, Italy, and Israel.
T-D’s Sacred Geography travelers continue to escalate. As of today, it is 34 in and 16 to go. More than a few faculty members have yet to officially launch, so the number of spots is actually much less – under 10.
Two Sacred Geography programs are posted on the November calendar. The first is November 8th at 10:00 AM and the second is November 22nd at 1:30 PM. Both are coming to us courtesy of the Lipton family. You’ll receive info on both via constant contact. One will be an official visitation from El Al, the Israeli Airline, and the other Checkpoint, Israel’s homeland security center.
Lots of FLC’s dress up November. An FLC translates as a faculty luncheon conference and they are held individually with an appointed student at 1:10 PM on the day so marked. The Lower School is holding their Parent-Teacher Conference Night on Tuesday, November 19th from 5-8 PM. It is for grades K – 5.
T-D’s Parent-Teacher Partnership is hosting the annual Heritage Dinner on Saturday, November 23rd at the Sinai Free Synagogue in Mount Vernon. Bring your best dishes. It is always an SRO event. The PTP will be providing details shortly.
Quarterly exams begin on Wednesday, November 20th and extend through Wednesday morning of November 27th. Thanksgiving recess begins at 12:47 pm that afternoon. Click here to view/print the exam schedule.
A number of families have sent in donations for the Chapel Revival. Should you need info or some incentive to give beyond the obvious inducements, please see me. The Chapel Revival is a $100,000 effort and is a great way to demonstrate gratitude or show respect in supporting it.
Did anyone say Notre Dame? Maybe a Naval effort or a Boston College special will be created. If you have interest in making this “a weekend,” just ask. Notre Dame is spiritual geography and needs a revival too.
Douglas E. Fleming, Jr.