The Brick Church School

Greetings from Marie

Welcome to the Fall issue of Brick by Brick, The Brick Church School’s semi-annual newsletter for parents and grandparents of alumni, adult graduates, friends of the school, and our current families.  It is our pleasure to share a window into the current life of the school, with highlights from our classrooms and special school events, as well as updates about alums, and ways to stay involved in our vibrant community.  We hope you enjoy reading Brick by Brick and will share it with others in the Brick family!

With kind regards,

Marie Fabian, Interim Director

Meet our New Faculty & Staff

New Year, New Possibilities 

  • Classrooms are engaging in the "Story of Us" curriculum, which is guided by the questions "Who am I?", "Who are you?" and "Who are we?" 
  • School & Classroom Visitors: Families can enjoy visiting classrooms to share a story, celebrate birthdays, and volunteer.
  • Brick Parents' Association: From Class Representatives to Yearbook Committee, our dedicated PA is enhancing our community through family involvement!
  • In-person Auction, Spring 2023: Our auction will return to Brick in the Spring. More details to come.

Classrooms in Action

Through the process of classroom visits, and a gradual orientation schedule, teachers craft each step of these early days to ensure the smoothest start to the year possible. Our youngest learners, the children in the Twos Program, enjoyed exploring their new classroom, and the sand sensory table became an early favorite!

The children have been busy meeting new friends and teachers. One classroom did a circle time activity focused on community building and learning their classmates' names. They sang, "I roll the ball to ______.  ______ rolls it back to me!”

The students' first visit to the Art Studio included a tour of the beautiful space and an open-ended invitation to "be creative." The children excitedly experimented with many new and inspiring materials.

Action and fun have been in full swing on the rooftop playground!

Where Are They Now: Catching Up with Brick Alum

Emily Abelson, Assistant Teacher

Many of my earliest memories take place at Brick, from riding tricycles in the garden to being one of many lambs in the church’s Christmas pageant. As a life-long member of Brick’s congregation, I knew that my 2002 graduation from the school would not be my last time in the building, but I could never have expected then to be involved in our Brick community to the extent that I am now.

As a fourth-year teacher in the school and a first-year deacon in the church, I am grateful to spend so many of my days and nights present in a space I feel so much love for. Although much of the world has changed in the 25 years I have gone to Brick, I can always count on the Brick community to match the optimism, respect, and love I carry with me in the classroom, the sanctuary, and beyond.

Giving to Brick

As we embark on what is sure to be another incredible year, we want to take a moment to share with you why your continued support of Brick is so important. The School’s Annual Appeal in November is the cornerstone of all fundraising, allowing us to provide the exemplary education that we have been giving to children for over 80 years. Each donation to the Annual Appeal touches every aspect of school life, and your gift creates a powerful and lasting impact on our community. As you reflect on how the Brick Church School has impacted you, we hope that you will feel inspired to be a part of our giving community. Please reach out to Lindsey Guercio with any questions.

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