January Update from the Head of School
January 1, 2020

Dear Green Hedges Families,
 
Happy New Year! I hope you are having a restful and wonderful break. The campus is quiet without the sound of children’s laughter and play. For many, the new year represents a fresh start. It signals a time when you can put the past behind you and start the year with a clean slate. And there’s simply no better time to implement new habits than at the start of a new year! I recently read an article in The New York Times about practicing New Year’s resolutions that you may enjoy.
 
As a Head of School having the good fortune to work with young people, I am reminded daily of the opportunities we have to grow and learn, to explore new interests, to energetically tackle new projects, and to continually view life as an opportunity that begins with each new day. It is in teaching young people that we are trained to take the “long view.”
 
As we start 2020, I want to share a few of my favorite quotes to live by this year:

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
   
If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. ~ Denis Waitley
 
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
 
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~ Maya Angelou
 
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ Mark Twain
 
Planning for the 2020-2021 school year is well underway, and we invite you to learn more about the journey at Green Hedges. We have many different events for you to meet with teachers, experience the classrooms in action, and ask any questions you may have about the coming year.
 
Please mark your calendars for these important events:
As always, I am available to meet to discuss what next year holds for your family at Green Hedges School.
 
Again, Happy New Year and see you on January 6!
Best,



Jennifer P. Bohnen
Head of School
Mission

We inspire young people of talent and promise to develop clear values, a desire for wisdom, and an appreciation for all endeavors which broaden the mind and enlighten the spirit.