On the Journey 

news reel: stories of People, places, and learning AT Aspen Country Day School
April 2018: spring in the community
Posted 04/01/2018 08:36AM


As spring break comes to an end, I hope your children are feeling rested and excited to come back to school for an action-packed two months. There is so much to look forward to in April and May; in fact, this is my favorite time of year.

Next weekend we will come together as a community at the Belly Up. Thank you Wendy Dransfield, parent of Brecon and Brannan, and Stephanie O'Connell, parent of Siri and Caden, for tireless hard work and leadership -- the night promises to be a big hit! An '80s theme, with all monies raised supporting Country Day, there are still tickets available, hope you can make it.

Soon after the Spazmatics entertain us, the focus shifts to the all school play Lost in Time. Written by our Eighth Graders and led by Marci Sketch, this annual event is truly one of the great ACDS traditions. Every student in the school will be performing, and the stage presence of each child exhibits an important trait, self confidence. This is not to be confused with arrogance and is a good example of our April theme, humility. Intentionally, there is no "lead" in the play, rather students working together and sharing the spotlight. It is the Eighth Grade who come together as a class, and from start to finish make the production their own. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 10 at noon at the Wheeler Opera House. More information about tickets and about the play will be coming home soon.

Lastly, I want to give credit to the leadership team. I am humbled by their respective hard work, judgment, patience, enthusiasm, dedication and love for the school. At times their work is less glamorous and noticeable, but they each deserve a high level of praise and acknowledgement. Jenn, Brenda, Mark, Carolyn, Brian and Susan, thank you.

Please accept my best wishes for a fun and exciting spring,


For an archive of last year's 
On the Journey, click here;
For the year before, 
click here.

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