A Message from Nate Dennison
CHS Head of School
Dear Concord Hill Families,
 
I am pleased to share that we had our final Board Meeting of the school year last night. The Board unanimously approved a tuition rebate plan for the 2020–2021 school year, providing a reduced tuition rate for any portion of the year that may need to be conducted at a distance through our Home Learning program. A communication with the details of the rebate plan is underway and will be shared at the beginning of next week. 
 
We know there are questions about what school may look like moving forward and we are working diligently to plan for the most likely scenarios that we will face in the fall and throughout the year. Our COVID-19 Task Force has been meeting weekly to research and discuss various considerations. The team will continue to meet throughout the summer and inform decision making for the administration and the Board. At Concord Hill, we feel particularly well-positioned to welcome students back to school when schools are permitted to re-open. We believe that factors including our small student body, low student-to-teacher ratio, and number of classrooms allow us to spread out and create smaller classes, which will allow us to be one of the first to open. Opening safely for students, faculty, and staff will be of the utmost concern as we determine when and how it is safe to return to campus. 
 
We continue to reflect on the Concord Hill Home Learning program as it is possible that portions of the 2020–21 school year may need to be spent at a distance. I am incredibly proud of what our teachers have been able to accomplish over the last two months and we are excited to take time over the summer to explore ways to further enhance the program. 
 
Lastly, please the letter that I shared with the community on May 5 , reminding you of what you can count on when you choose Concord Hill.

Sincerely,
Nate
A Message from Ellen Spiegel
Outgoing CHS Board Chair
Dear Concord Hill Families,

I hope everyone is staying safe and sane during these unprecedented times. As my own family navigates this "new normal" I continue to be grateful for the CHS community. The amazing faculty and staff who are working tirelessly day and night to educate our children via Zoom and keep some sort of normalcy for them. And to all the parents, many of whom I am lucky to call friends, who are stepping in to help our children adjust and keep up with their assignments as well as my least favorite role "cafeteria manager." We are all in this together and are CHS STRONG. 
 
A special thank you to Nate and the entire administration team. Just completing his first year as Head of School, Nate has demonstrated incredible leadership the entire year but especially the past two months, literally adjusting how we operate overnight and navigating new challenges all while remaining calm, thoughtful, and putting the students needs first. Thank you, Nate! 
 
As Nate mentioned above, the CHS Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the year last night. Each May, the Board itself undergoes some transition. Shannon Diamant, Shelley Guiley, and Michele Remillard are stepping off the Board. Each has provided different contributions to the school through their service as Trustees. Their commitment has been invaluable and is sincerely appreciated. 
 
My time as Board Chair is also ending. It has been my great privilege to serve as Board Chair for the past three years. It has been an important three years for CHS as we have gone through leadership transitions, survived the great flood of 2018, and now are in a new time dealing with the implications of COVID-19. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all of the support that has been provided to me in this role, and I humbly hope I have lived up to your expectations and the leadership Concord Hill deserves. It truly has been an honor. 
 
It is with great pleasure that I report the Board of Trustees unanimously elected Sean Shannon to serve as the next Chair. Sean is a current Trustee, CHS Parent, CHS Alumni Parent, former CHS Annual Fund Chair, and supporter of the school in countless other ways along with his wife Rachael. Outside of Concord Hill, after a career in banking, he has held a variety of positions at other nonprofit organizations. Sean’s dedication to Concord Hill and qualifications for the Chair role are matched only by his personal attributes. He is intelligent, strategic, caring, kind, and thoughtful, all traits that I know will benefit him and Concord Hill as he meets and works with those of you who don't already know him. 
 
Lastly, we also elected and welcomed the following individuals as Trustees to the Board. They all bring an outstanding combination of skills, experiences, and perspectives. Welcome Jamie Marcus, mom of Holden (rising K) and Halston (rising PP), Kathie Legg, mom of Nora (rising 2nd), and Coco (rising PP), and Kristen Sokol, mom of Oliver (rising 1st) and Sebastian (rising PP).  
 
Thank you again for the opportunity to serve Concord Hill and I wish you all the best in these uncertain times.
 
Best,
Ellen Spiegel
CHS Board Chair, Current & Alumni Parent
 
Parent–Teacher Conferences | June 1–4

Using the links below, please sign up to meet with your child's teachers.
Thank you!
 




Annual Fund Update

We'd like to extend our gratitude to everyone who has donated to Concord Hill's 2019–2020 Annual Fund. Your investment in our school supports our talented faculty and the amazing programs that make CHS so special. If you haven't yet given to the Annual Fund, there is still time! Every gift, regardless of size, makes an impact on the school, and is greatly appreciated. Please join your fellow parents, CHS faculty and staff, and trustees by supporting the Annual Fund to the best of your ability.

Donations can be made at any time, using the link below.
Moving Up Day
Friday, May 22, 11:00 AM

Parents were sent the following links within Google Docs.

Meeting ID: 892 5496 4017
Password: 731009

Meeting ID: 360 681 4232
Password: 781291
 
Meeting ID: 459 671 2945
Password: 680692
 
Meeting ID: 884 4933 9654   
Password: 444857  
 
Meeting ID: 899 7875 0042
Password: 215359 
 
Meeting ID: 839 4483 8986
Password: 631507
Friday Morning Meeting
& 3rd Grade Living History Presentation
Friday, May 22, 9:00 AM
Theme: "Red, White & Blue"

Join us tomorrow morning wearing red, white, and blue to help cheer on our our community, and to cheer on our 3rd Grade students during their presentation!
Meeting ID: 853 0942 5787
Password: 041758

Field Day Fun Day & CHS Strong Week!
May 29 & June 1–5
FRI, MAY 29
FIELD DAY FUN DAY

9:00 AM–9:30 AM
Morning Meeting

10:00 AM–12:00 AM
Virtual Activities

12:00 PM–12:30 PM
Virtual Picnic & Final Lunch Bunch Groups w/Teachers

6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Family Bingo Night

MON, JUNE 1
MAKER MONDAY

CHOOSE FROM 3
MAKER ACTIVITIES!
Egg Drop Challenge
Skyscraper Challenge
Marble Labyrinth
TUE, JUNE 2
TECHNO TUESDAY

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE DANCE MOVE!

12:00 PM–1:00 PM
All-School Lunch Bunch &
Talent Show

4:00 PM–4:45 PM
" Dance Like Nobody's Watching All-School Dance Party
WED, JUNE 3
WONDER WEDNESDAY

Graduation Pinwheels

Wonder Walk

Collaborative "I Spy" Book
THU, JUNE 4
THOUGHTFULNESS THURSDAY

Graduation Signs
(Shhhh! This is a surprise for Grade 3)

Thank You Pictures & Notes to Healthcare Workers

Story Corp CHS

4:00 PM–4:30 PM
Thank You Teachers Activity
FRI, JUNE 5
Finale Friday

9:00 AM
Closing Morning Meeting & Graduation

11:00 AM
Grade 3 Graduation Parade
Call for Yearbook Photos

We are truly fortunate that we had so many opportunities throughout the school year to capture special moments at CHS, both on-campus and off. Due to the unforeseen cancelation of many of our annual traditions, however, we need your help to be sure this is our best book yet. Please use the below link to load photos of your CHS student, and thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Follow Mr. Mease
on YouTube!

Mr. Mease and his family have been busy creating online content for students that's too fun not to share! Be sure to like, subscribe, and share these fun and informative videos with family and friends.
Seesaw Access
Through July 15

We hope that you have enjoyed using Seesaw to see your child’s work and to hear their reflections this year. While your child is at Concord Hill, you can access all items from year to year in your child’s Seesaw account with your Seesaw login.  If your child is attending another school next year, you can save individual projects and/or your entire Seesaw profile until JULY 15.    To do this, please choose from the following options:

  1. To download an individual entry, login to your Seesaw account, then save using the three-dots found at the bottom of right of the entry.
  2. To download your entire Seesaw profile, please follow these instructions.
 
Please contact  Karen Opdahl  with any questions. Have a wonderful summer!
Coming Soon!
July & August Virtual Summer Programs at CHS
Stay Tuned for More Information
MR. MEASE'S ALL-SPORTS CAMP
AUG 10–14 | 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
$295 per week

Led by Concord Hill School's very own P.E. Teacher Kert Mease, the Golden Goal All-Sports Camp provides opportunities for children to learn team-building skills while improving technique, building confidence, and having fun! LEARN MORE & REGISTER.
FRI, MAY 22
Friday Morning Meeting
3rd Grade Living History
Moving Up Day

FRI, MAY 29
Field Day
All-School Bingo Night

MON– FRI | JUNE 1–5
#CHSStrong! Week

FRI, JUNE 5
Closing Morning Meeting
Grade 3 Graduation & Parade
Please refer to the CONCORD HILL SCHOOL website calendar
regularly, as dates and events are subject to change.
For the safety of CHS students, faculty, and staff,
all visitors are required to sign in at the Front Desk.