Dear Friends- I received the first text at 4:45 yesterday morning. It read: “Wappingers Central School District is delaying school openings today by two hours”. This was not good news. It meant the next few hours would be a chaotic mess of pre-dawn texts and emails between myself, Karen (who was also awake at the first notice of delay), parents and staff. It also meant we would once again be navigating a complex interaction with at least five school districts (who apparently
I Feel Free
Dear Friends - Sometimes these Friday Notes just write themselves. I have just returned from yet another wildly successful day of skiing with our Upstairs students, and it is hard to sit and write about much else! I am thanking my stars that this Randolph tradition was created and sustained by the wise men and women of Randolph past and present, because it is a truly wonderful gift to our students, staff and adult friends (and to some grandfriends!). A special thanks goes out
Too Cold to Snow?
Dear Friends- Is it ever too cold to snow? That was the question on the minds of students in the Sun Nook and Forest Room this week... and for good reason! Wow, when the winter decided to wake up this year it really hit us with a whammy of a temperature drop! Nonetheless, we have been busy here collecting temperature data, sledding down the back hill (sometimes on pots and pans!), reading winter stories, boot skating on frozen puddles, and asking mind-numbing questions like…
Dear Friends- I hope 2015 finds you well! I know that resolutions are supposed to be the focus of the new year, but this year I am trying a different approach. This January I am focusing on what I learned about myself, and about life, over the course of the last year. For example, last year I realized that I am at my best in conversations when I am listening, validating, and asking questions. I don’t always need to have an answer, opinion, or solution to problems... what a re