There are few days that are anticipated with as much enthusiasm as the first day of school. With a rainy forecast looming, we welcomed a short break in the clouds during morning drop-off. Old friends embraced and new classmates were welcomed with open arms. Ushering in the school year with excitement and joy, teachers led students in a variety of exercises to get to know one another, ranging from alphabetization name games to scavenger hunts. A captive audience attended Opening School Meeting, which featured live music from the School Meeting Band (comprised of Upper School students), a School Meeting Sampler video courtesy of Grade 1 Teacher Jeff Wilfahrt, and an introduction to this year's One School One Book: A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston. By the time lunch and recess rolled around, connections had formed and friendships sparked anew.
Welcome to the new school year at Brookwood!