A community that pulls together to support a fabulous school has no problem bringing the magic of the holiday to childhood--especiallly when a jolly old elf lends a hand.
What's Happening on the Halls?
Clash of the Coins Meets its Goals--Helps Local Families!
The Clash of Coins, an annual fundraiser that takes place during the two weeks following Thanksgiving break, is a favorite holiday tradition at Chesapeake Academy. Students from every grade at Chesapeake Academy collect coins in a feverish class competition. All proceeds from this collection of small change go to providing local children with Christmas presents through the Lancaster Community Christmas Project. This year, Chesapeake Academy raised $1,574.87 for the Clash of the Coins and My Grandmother's House. Congratulations to the seventh grade class who won this competition by a landslide!
Student Council also collected cold weather gear to decorate a Giving Tree, located in the library, and they donated the proceeds of the holiday tag day to this cause. Collections will be donated through My Grandmother's House to children in need.
"Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness."
R.J. Palacio, Wonder
The Head's Heads Up
As you know, we reflect often upon the question of "Why Chesapeake?" What makes this community and the experience of being a part of it so special for our students, our faculty, and staff, our parents, and our Board members? As a school we are always refining our practice. This reflection helps us focus our energies consistently in ways that benefit our students. At times, it offers an opportunity to recognize some of the ways Chesapeake Academy is unique so that we are intentional about maintaining these strengths.
Reading the student comments on "Why Chesapeake?" is truly heartwarming, and the answers seem to fall broadly into three main categories: the educational experience; the relationships among students, staff, and parents; and the role Chesapeake Academy plays in developing character and community leaders.
Today, as we go into our Christmas break with a spirit of joy and goodwill in our hearts, I focus on the close-knit, supportive relationships that are the hallmark of our small school. Each student is truly known by adults and other students, which allows us to be uniquely purposeful as we work to inspire our students to take academic risks to grow and to develop into kind young people who relate well to others with empathy.
I know what a commitment families make to have their children enroll at Chesapeake Academy. I want to share with you a few seventh grade comments that reflect powerful responses to the question, "Why Chesapeake?" Their answers will show you the value of your family's commitment.
"We trust each other and do the right thing. When I think about what my life is, I think it is happiness, friendship, adventure, music, and excitement, and Chesapeake helped me realize that."
"If a kid is struggling in school work, they can get extra help whenever they schedule a meeting with the teacher, because at CA, every student is important to their class, classmates, and teachers."
Claire Beitel, new to CA this year, reflected on her
: "Some days, I wonder, why do I get up everyday? Why do I try to wake up, and do my best? Well, here is my answer: I used to go to a public school in Northern Virginia with almost 1,000 students. When I come to CA everyday, I feel like I've joined my family. They stay with me. Here, I know everyone in the middle school. Everyone is included; the teachers don't just ask one student to answer, but everyone. We all get a chance here at CA."
Callie Souders also shares a compelling story: "There are so many opportunities to make new friends. The other day, for example, I got to eat lunch with pre-k 3&4, which middle school students don't get to do very often. It was so much fun learning about what they do. There are so many ways to support peers as well. Like today, I saw Noel, who is in pre-k 3&4, show off how to ride a bike without training wheels! He's only three! And, as he rode that bike, all of his friends in his class cheered him on, and he was so happy."
So, I thank you for choosing Chesapeake Academy, for the commitments you make to give your children this educational experience, and for your dedication to our students, our faculty and staff, and our community. The benefit of our combined efforts to create a supportive school environment with close interconnected relationships and high expectations for community values is reaped daily by our students--and by us all.
I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas full of peace, joy, and gratitude,
"At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe."
Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express
Our Gift to You: The Holiday Program of Lessons and Carols
The holiday program at Chesapeake Academy is an annual gathering of students, parents, grandparents, alumni, and community friends that celebrates the season with songs, skits, readings, and more. Held on the last day of school before the Christmas holiday begins, the event is performed as a gift to the community by the student body and is always a much-loved part of the holidays in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
This year's program, "Holidays Around the World," took the school community on a musical journey through many of the season's sacred and secular joys from across the globe. Student readers (Duke Wolfson and Rebecca Meberg, from the eighth grade; Claire Beitel and Andrew Fulmer, from the seventh grade; Julius LaSalle-Bryant from the sixth grade; Kayla Wills from the fifth grade; and Porter Pittman and Miles Hollingsworth from the fourth grade) narrated the performance, guiding the audience from country to country and from tradition to tradition. Working within the school's Integrated Arts Curriculum, students danced and performed skits to complement their festive musical selections. The program concluded with a final reading presented by Brendan Beuchelt, Veronica Edmonds, Sophia Davis, and River Rose from Chesapeake Academy's kindergarten class.
Larkin Denton, eighth grade, and Jarett Platsis, seventh grade, managed the sound system and provided tech support for the production.
And refreshments and decorations were provided by the Chesapeake Academy Parents and Patrons Association Hospitality and Campus Beautification Committees. The Integrated Arts team, Barbara Hays, music; Sonja Smith, art; and Robin Blake, performance, were responsible for coaching and coordinating the program.
Student Council Advisor Kim Dynia announced the outcome of the hotly contested Clash of the Coins competition, praising Chesapeake Academy's Student Council for their leadership and the community for its enthusiastic support. The challenge raised $1,574.87 to provide Christmas gifts for seven children during the holidays. In addition, Dynia thanked the school community for their generous donations to Student Council's Giving Tree which collected new and gently used hats, gloves, scarves and coats to be donated through My Grandmother's House, along with Student Council's proceeds from a holiday dress up day out of uniform.
After School Fun is Creative and Engaging!
When the weather outside gets frightful, after school care is still delightful! Extended day kids had indoor fun
making snowmen. One student posed to be wrapped in toilet paper while the others created Frosty's hat, eyes, nose, buttons and arms! This frosty fellow began life as Ashlin Kenyon!
Please Welcome Our Newest Ospreys!
Chesapeake Academy is delighted to
welcome new students, Thomas
st grade) and his brother, Harris Stone (fourth grade) beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018!
Thomas and Harris are the sons of Harris and Jessica Stone. Their family is moving to the Northern Neck from South Carolina this month.
Please join us in welcoming the Stone Family and help to make them feel included in our community!
Old Grey Mare Publishing Company Hosts Debut Author
Pre-kindergarten 3&4's first author of the year, Brantley Chance, took center stage to present his first book in a reader's theatre attended by classmates, his proud mom (filming for dad!) and beaming grandmother. Working with a team of volunteer editors and teachers in the Old Grey Mare Publishing Company, student authors compose, edit, illustrate, and produce a wide variety of delightful books that showcase student interests and passions! Teachers use these student texts to introduce and practice language concepts, and the final presentation is generally followed by lunch on the town!
You Can't Catch Me! I am the Gingerbread Man!
With the help of parents, Marie and Cedrick Sanders, bakers extraordinaire and owners of the Out of the Oven Bakery in White Stone, kindergarten decorated gingerbread boys and girls. With smiles, M&Ms, frosting, and sprinkles, there was loads of fun to wash down with a big glass of milk! Kindergartners
have read and compared six different versions of the story and they have flannel-boarded it to practice sequencing.
Surprises Awaited Kindergarten....
Strolling through Irvington looking at decorations as a reward for some focused learning in this busy season turned into quite the adventure for kindergarten. Mrs. Vanderpool brought her chilly children into The Local for some hot chocolate and what to their wondering eyes did appear? St. Nicholas himself! Was it magic? Christmas magic!
Julian Prieto Tries His Hand at Teaching Spanish!
Señora Ebner handed over the podium to Faces and Our Culture exchange student Julian Prieto who captured wiggly attention spans, taught pre-k 3&4 some new vocabulary and lead a fun game of BINGO in Spanish! We will miss this wonderful cultural ambassador from Guatemala!
Osprey Artists Display at the Rappahannock Art League in December
Student art is on display at the Rappahannock Art League gallery in Kilmarnock during the months of December and April! Now, this is a wonderful family outing or two! If your child is not showing in December, they will be in April. Have fun seeing what wonderful things Osprey artists have cooked up!
||Joshua Abbott, fifth grade, shows Madison Howell, first grade, some coding basics.
Chesapeake Academy Celebrates
Hour of Code Week
Joining 200,000 educators worldwide in a grassroots campaign to broaden participation in the field of computer science, Chesapeake Academy students participated in The Hour of Code which takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. According to the Computer Science Education Week Advisory Committee, "The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify 'code', to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts."
Seventy-one percent of new jobs in science, technology, engineering and math will be in computing: But only eight percent of STEM graduates will have degrees in computer sciences. This leaves a world of computer science careers open for graduates, and these jobs often earn 40 percent more than the college average. Mrs. Katie Parker, Middle School Teacher comments, "Kids don't have to wait to grow up to reap the benefits! Learning to code reaps benefits all along the way increasing logic, problem solving, and computational skills. And it is fun."
Working in a multigrade collaboration, Chesapeake Academy fourth and fifth graders taught first graders how to use the Angry Birds Program to create lines of code.
Second graders used Codesters (
) to create a winter greeting card that they can then send to someone special.
Eighth graders created an ecological food chain pyramid by creating code online to animate the animals.
"Technology is changing every industry on the planet, and computer literacy has become an essential life skill. However fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Chesapeake Academy is working to prepare our students to be confident creators of content, not simply users, so that they have the opportunity to pursue careers in computer sciences. Participating in the Hour of Code is a great way for kids to learn that computer science is fun and creative, that it is accessible at all ages, for all students, regardless of background," explains Head of School Julianne Duvall Keesee.
Performing Arts and Lecture Series Presents "Christmas with Santa!"
On Thursday, December 7, Bright Star Theatre presented "Christmas with Santa" to a large audience of three-year-olds through grade three children as part of Chesapeake Academy's Performing Arts and Lecture Series. Two hilarious elves named Scrunchie and Bangles misplaced Santa's presents. When the big man arrives, he teaches the well-meaning elves that the people we share the holidays with are the real gift of the season.
Chesapeake Academy's Performing Arts and Lecture Series is designed to make quality arts program widely available to the young children of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. The series is primarily made possible through the generosity of the Nettie Lokey Wiley Foundation and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
A Good Writer is Magic! And it Takes Practice!
Second graders have each published their first book in second grade! Each student wrote a story about finding a magic wand. They also illustrated their books and created their own painted, glittery wand! The joy of reading meets the joy of writing in second grade!
Writers Develop with Care and Coaching
Walk into any English class and you are likely to hear kids asking when they will ever need to know this, but the truth is that writing skills play a larger part in professional life than many realize. Good writing skills can help employees come across as more credible, more capable, than colleagues who frequently have typos and grammatical errors." comments Renee O'Farrell In her book The Importance of Good Writing Skills in the Workplace. In
Writer's Workshop, fourth graders donned their author's caps and began the process of writing books as they develop their writing skills! Students will go though each step in the writing process working their way to the publishing stage just like the authors of their favorite books do!
Surprises in the Works!
Last week, fourth graders had a special visitor in their classroom! Ms. Benson's mother (Mrs. B) came in to their classroom to help create a special Christmas surprise to give to a special someone. Without letting the cat out of the bag, it is fair to say students are excited about their hand made gifts!
"Santa on Strike!"
Building presentation skills, stage presence, enunciation, volume, and timing will benefit students as they make their way in almost any career. Besides, being in a play is just plain fun! And it gives joy to all those who get to see it! Sixth grade students took their turn center stage presenting "Santa on Strike" to the school...and for RWC and the opening of the YMCA's Festival of Trees. These players really stole the show!
Santa Claus--Leyton Dew
Mrs. Claus--Layla Leo
Brownie 1--Ap Pollard
Brownie 2--Julius LaSalle-Bryant
Middle Schoolers Serenade RWC
Middle school singers shared the pieces they prepared for the Holiday Program with residents at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury along with a special showing of "Santa on Strike." This quick outing gave singers a chance to fine-tune their selections and it brought many smiles to the residents who attended! Give it a click and get your own smile!
Christmas in Spanish Speaking Countries
Teams of eighth graders presented the Christmas traditions of the Spanish-speaking country of their choice to their class, giving all a good look at the fun and interesting ways people in Spanish-speaking countries celebrate Christmas.
Larkin and Duke chose Cuba, and after they presented the Cuban traditions of Christmas, the class feasted on Cuban beans and rice, croquettes, and fried plantains. Then Duke and Larkin taught everyone to dance the salsa.
Jack and Elizabeth presented Guatemala and its traditions, and served Guatemalan hot chocolate (recipe follows) and spice cake.
Guatemalan Hot Chocolate Recipe
Adair and Rebecca presented the traditions of Spain and served lemon olive oil cake. The tour of Christmas in Spanish speaking countries concluded with a quick trip outside to throw flour at each other to celebrate the purification ritual of the Día de los Innocentes. Who said learning foreign languages could be dry?
Ospreys Take Collaboration to a Whole New Level with Democracy 3 Program
Chesapeake Academy's United States Government, Economics, and Global Relations students will be getting some hands-on experience with the challenges involved in the United States' legislative process. Officer Caleb Smith of the Northumberland County Sheriff's Department has brought this program to the AP Government Course at Northumberland High School for the last two years, and he is now volunteering his time to explore the program with the eighth grade students at Chesapeake Academy. With a B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Tech, Smith is enthusiastic about the democratic process and enjoys working with young people to develop knowledgeable citizens.
Using a web based program called
as a launching point, Smith guides students through the maze of outcomes involved in creating or amending legislation. While students already understand how laws are passed in Congress, this program helps students see the complex relationships between specific legislative initiatives and their impact on the economy and on different constituent groups. Teacher Kimberly Dynia explains, "In general, we tend to see the legislative process from our own vantage points. This process helps students see that our political process is a vast and intricately interconnected system. No change occurs in a vacuum. As students work with this program, they will develop a greater ability to see intended and unintended consequences and to forecast outcomes in increasingly sophisticated ways."
Students are split into two groups, representing the House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate. Their goal is to navigate the political spectrum to enact new laws that solve specific problems--and still be reelected in the next election. Students are forced to discuss, compromise, and make decisions: A process which becomes more difficult as students realize that every decision they make will have both positive and negative impacts.
"My students are already excited by what they are learning, and the program is prompting deep discussions on the many ways societal issues are interconnected as well as how these various factors impact the economy. This process also demonstrates why it takes so long for government to solve issues. Our students are practicing the essential skill of learning to hear and respond to various viewpoints, consider consequences, and create positive outcomes collaboratively! This is vital as politics are not as simple as many people think," Dynia concludes.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from CAPPA!
A huge thank you to all our awesome parent volunteers and to everyone for supporting CAPPA's efforts throughout the past months. You are so appreciated!
s you celebrate this holiday season, save any champagne and prosecco bottles to be used in a decoration project for the spring auction.
There will be a collection bin on the porch of the Osprey Nest! Enjoy!
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
THE Attitude is Gratitude
- CAPPA bakers sent cookies and hot chocolate to surprise students after the PALS presentation of "Christmas with Santa," and the most marvelous old elf made the day for our younger students.
- Thanks to Beth Somers for coming out of retirement to keep the books for the basketball team! That is dedication!
- Room parents and parent volunteers brought a hearty holiday breakfast to share with our students before the Holiday Program! Got to love this community.
- Many thanks to Cedrick and Marie Sanders for sharing their culinary expertise with kindergarten baking and decorating gingerbread guys and gals!
- Many thanks to Alison Weddle for greening the pots around the gym, putting the final touches on a truly outstanding decorating job!
- Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Claus for making kindergarten's trip to The Local perfect. Hot chocolate on a cold day, what could be better? A visit from Santa, of course!
- The Lloyd B. Hubbard family increased waistlines around the faculty lounge with the table load of goodies in the faculty study. Someone is a very good cook in that household!
- Amy Britt knows more than wine! She knows just how to start a run on the faculty study with a double chocolate cake for faculty!
- Cedrick and Marie Sanders have done their part to sweeten mornings for the faculty and staff with treats from their bakery! It's so hard to say no to all that delicousness!
- Intrepid might be the word for Christina Hubbard! The parade's on again, off again status due to some wonderful winter white stuff kept this team of float builders guessing: but, with or without a parade, the Chesapeake Academy Float did us proud! Many thanks go out to Christina Hubbard and her team (Wanda Harding, Rick Beitel and student Claire Beitel, Jennifer Beuchelt, Blair Kenyon, Alison Weddle and Will Hubbard) for the float.
- Thanks to everyone who scoured their homes for coins to make the Clash of the Coins successful! Thanks also to the team of middle school shoppers and faculty chaperones who made Christmas magic! And thanks most of all to Student Council sponsor, Kim Dynia whose creativity and enthusiasm inspired this success! When the big day comes, take a minute to smile, knowing we made a difference.
- There is nothing finer than sharing a passion...unless it is inspiring one! Caleb Smith (married to Mrs. Hillary Smith) has volunteered his time to bring the Democracy 3 program to the eighth grade class. Thanks to this gift of time and talent, problem solvers are coming into their own.
- Thanks to Danielle Davis for creating zillions of salt dough ornaments for kindergarten to paint. What a wonderful gift!
- Hilary Scott, Director of Admission, would like to recognize the following parent volunteers for helping to distribute marketing posters in over 100 locations in the surrounding counties: Kate Carey, Gracie Wessinger, Jennifer Hinton, Whitney Shelton, Robin Cunningham, Phoebe Hollingsworth, Kim Olsen, Sonja Smith, Fiona Chao (Li), Diana Wolfson, and Alison Weddle.
'We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over."
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Parent Convenience Drives Continuous Enrollment Process!
Our new process for reenrollment will significantly streamline and simplify the steps to ensure that your child has a place at Chesapeake Academy for 2018-2019.
Last year, 95% of Chesapeake Academy students reenrolled, and with increasing interest in admission to Chesapeake Academy, we want to make it easy for our current families.
In this reenrollment cycle beginning in January 2018, we will ask you to sign an electronic Continuous Enrollment Contract through RenWeb, which will remain in force for the duration of your child's enrollment. As a component part of this process, we are using FACTS, an online financial assistance and tuition management system.
In January, all Chesapeake Academy families whose children are eligible to return for the 2018-2019 school year will receive an email with the following information:
details about conditions for continued enrollment, including deadlines
details about tuition amounts for 2018-2019
information about financial assistance applications
a description of billing options for tuition
instructions for opting out of reenrollment
Frequently Asked Questions About Continuous Enrollment
Why Continuous Enrollment?
Continuous enrollment streamlines the reenrollment process for families and allows the school to most effectively plan for enrollment numbers for new admission prospects. More and more independent schools are using continuous enrollment successfully and families report favorable experiences with this "once and for all" enrollment process.
What is the Continuous Enrollment Deposit?
With the shift to Continuous Enrollment, families will no longer be asked to make a 10% deposit to secure a spot. Instead, families will simply make a $500 deposit using the FACTS system, which is the new online tuition management service. It is our hope that this shift will provide more financial flexibility for our families, while still allowing the school to plan for staffing, students, and program.
What is FACTS?
FACTS is an online financial assistance and tuition management software that many independent schools use. It works seamlessly with RenWeb and will be integrated with your RenWeb profile. Through FACTS, you can file for financial assistance and manage your tuition payment plans with credit card or ACH (Automated Clearing House).
There is a $50 fee for FACTS for those requesting to use a payment plan, and this is significantly less than the payment plan fees we've collected in the past. Previously, Chesapeake Academy used SSS (School and Student Services) for financial assistance consideration. FACTS replaces that software program and we pass the savings on to you.
What do I have to do to reenroll in January 2018 for next September?
After reviewing the tuition as set by the Board of Trustees in January, simply respond to the Continuous Enrollment email, which will direct you to the Continuous Enrollment Contract if you are ready to reenroll. You will review current profile information and make a $500 deposit through the FACTS tuition management system within RenWeb. That is all! If you are paying in full on
July 1, there is no fee for using the FACTS system. If you would like to use the 2 payment plan or the 10 payment plan options, you will pay $50 through FACTS to set up the payment plans. This is significantly less than payment plan fees we've collected in the past.
What if I am seeking consideration for financial assistance for the 2018-2019 school year?
When you receive the Continuous Enrollment email, follow the link to FACTS, where you can complete your financial assistance application through the system with a non-refundable $100 fee. You will not be asked to complete the Continuous Enrollment Contract until the financial aid process is completed. Previously, Chesapeake Academy issued a letter of intent to those seeking financial assistance consideration. To streamline the process, once you pay the financial assistance application fee, we assume it is your intent to reenroll. Financial assistance decisions will be given at the end of March. At that point, parents will accept the decision and complete the Continuous Enrollment Contract, or communicate that they wish to opt out.
What documents do I need if I'm filing for financial assistance consideration?
You will need to complete the FACTS questionnaire and submit 2017 1040 (personal and business, if applicable) and 2017 W-2. Chesapeake Academy is no longer requiring the CAFAA.
What if I am unable to commit by the reenrollment deadline?
If you are uncertain about your plans for 2018-2019, you may select to opt out of the Continuous Enrollment process by following the steps in the email to notify the school.
What happens if I opt out of Continuous Enrollment?
If you follow the steps to opt out of Continuous Enrollment by the deadline, there is no financial penalty. However, you give up your child's spot in the class. If your plans change and you wish to have your child return to Chesapeake Academy, you will need to go through the application process. Some of our classes are full, and we cannot guarantee readmission.
What will reenrollment look like after 2018-2019?
Once all of our families have completed this initial Continuous Enrollment process, the typical reenrollment season will consist of an email reminder from the Admission Office about the updated tuition amounts, the deposit, financial assistance consideration, and the opt out option. There is no additional paperwork to complete and return.
What are the deadlines I need to know?
The Continuous Enrollment Contract email will be issued on
January 22, 2018.
The deadline for responding to the Continuous Enrollment Contract is
February 5, 2018. (This is the deadline by which you need to complete the contract, begin the process of financial assistance, or let us know you are opting out).
The deadline for submission of all financial documents for those seeking consideration for financial assistance is
March 16, 2018.
What if I have more questions?
Don't Miss the Dates!
12/15 Holiday Program, noon dismissal, no extended day
12/18 through 1/2 Christmas Break
1/2 Faculty Professional Development with William and Mary's Center for Innovation and Learning Design
1/3 Dress Uniform/Classes Resume
1/9 Basketball at St. Clare Walker Middle School, Girls @ 4:00 p.m., V Boys at 5:00 p.m.
1/10 Science Museum of Virginia, fourth and fifth grades, 8:00 a.m. departure, 3:05 p.m.return
1/12 Special Martin Luther King Assembly, 10:05 a.m.
1/12 Student Council Event, TBA
1/15 Head of School Day/School Closed
1/16 Basketball vs. Dahlgren at St. Margaret's School, Girls @ 4:00, V Boys @ 5:00 p.m.
1/17 PALS Event, Flumpa: Space Odyssey, 9:30 a.m.
1/18 Basketball vs. Aylett Country Day School, JV Boys @ 4:00 p.m., Girls @ 5:00 p.m. and V Boys @ 6:00 p.m.
1/19 End of Second Marking Period
1/20 Discovery Day, Violet the Pilot
1/23 Exams, seventh and eighth grades
1/23 ERBs, third fourth, fifth and sixth grades
1/25 Basketball at Ware Academy, JV Boys at 4:00 p.m., Girls at 5:00 p.m., V Boys at 6:00 p.m.
1/25 Pre-Kindergarten 3&4 Step Up Day
1/26 Teacher Work Day, noon Release
1/29 ERBs, seventh and eighth grades
1/30 Basketball at Aylett Country Day School, JV Boys at 4:00 p.m., Girls at 5:00 p.m., VBoys at 6:00 p.m.
1/31 Dental Health Presentations by VCU Dental Students, pre-k 3&4 through third grade
"The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you."