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November 2017: gratitude
Posted 11/28/2017 08:39AM

Friends:

November is a time of gratitude, and it is our theme for the month. The definition of gratitude is, "the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness." The group of people who deserve our most profound gratitude are the teachers of Aspen Country Day School. I hope you will join me in thanking this special group of educators for all that they do to guide your children on the journey through school. 

As I walk around campus, students' energy is contagious, and they love learning. Whether it is learning to be a good friend, conjugating Spanish verbs, doing a presentation on stage, or working on math problems, teachers are there every step of the way to help our students succeed. There are so many examples that remind me what a privilege it is to lead and guide this special community. 

What a beautiful fall we have had - the weather has kept spirits high, and the time has flown by. Over the course of the last month we have completed all of our fall outdoor ed trips, and I want to send a special thank you to Director of Outdoor Education Collette Newell and every teacher who sleeps outside under the stars, cooks dinner on a camp stove, and leads lessons that teach students about the environment. This important pillar of the Aspen Country Day School program pushes students, often outside of their comfort zone, to help them become their best. Outdoor Education is just one example of the powerful student/faculty relationships that exist in and out of the traditional classroom. 

Community morale is high, and the positive energy remains consistent. I think it is important that we remember how lucky we are, and we should all be grateful for all that we have.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving break and holiday with friends and family. Thank you for your support and love for Aspen Country Day School.

Josh

Balance is a recurring theme in Wolman’s educational philosophy. He writes, “I believe that the finest schools are places that balance both quality and humanity, high productivity and high sensitivity. We need to make certain that students work hard and enjoy their work; that we expect our students to be taught basic skills and allow for individual, creative expression; that we value individuality and community; work and play.”

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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Our PreK to Eighth Grade school in the mountains of Colorado

The Way School Should Be

With a balance of nurture and rigor, children become their best

The Power of Three

Rigorous academics, creative arts, outdoor education

A welcoming community

Our motto, de amicitia: in the spirit of friendship

Out into the wide world

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A culture of generosity

Many ways to help make Country Day's future even brighter

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