Dear Rondout Families and Faculty,
We have enjoyed a busy week here at Rondout. Encouraging signs of Spring are emerging each day and our students have enjoyed the start of more outdoor learning activities. Soon it will be time for work in the garden to begin. We will once again be recruiting interested families to join us in tending the garden this summer.
We are reprising the Sunflower Project that began during the first year of COVID and are looking to expand our planting on the grounds and across the community. More information and starter seeds will be sent home with report cards. We are looking forward to brightening our community with these bursts of sunshine throughout our neighborhoods. We will be reaching out to businesses in the area as well to join the project. If you have a connection with a local business, please let us know.
Looking ahead to the final trimester, there are a few special events/activities on the horizon.
We are actively working on the track program with several interscholastic meets in the works. More information will be forthcoming from Mr. Williams in the days ahead.
We will be hosting the spring band concert live on March 12th at 6:30 p.m. and a special arts night open house on May 5th from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
We hope to have the “grand opening” of the wetland project before the school year is out. We have been waiting for some components of the decking that have been delayed due to supply chain issues. Thanks again to our corporate partners, Impact and Integrated Lakes Management for their support of this project. On another ecological note, Mrs. Parkerson will be sponsoring the “Green Club” after school for Upper School students later this spring.
Report cards for the second trimester will be mailed home next weekend and Junior National Honor Society invitations will be sent to 7th and 8th grade students who meet the eligibility requirements. That NJHS ceremony will take place in person in May. Eighth grade graduation is coming up in person on May 18th with more details to follow related to times and additional special activities for the graduates.
Spring has sprung and life at Rondout is blooming. Let’s all count our blessings as we are free to enjoy this beautiful weekend ahead. Our thoughts are with all those who are impacted by the tragedies of war. Throughout the world, people have been touched by the visual images of the horrors of war. We hope that peace will emerge in the days ahead. Please reach out with support to those you know who have been personally impacted.
The school districts in Lake County are working together to support humanitarian relief efforts. We will keep you posted regarding ways you can join these efforts as more details are finalized.
Thank you for your on-going support and engagement.
Take care… Until next time...
Dr. Jenny Wojcik
Ms. Elizabeth Davis