The Leaflet for March 16, 2016
The LeafletMarch 16, 2016

Geoffrey Andrew Ladd Discovery Award Presented Tomorrow

 2015 Recipient Luke Cady
Tomorrow morning at chapel, the school will present The Geoffrey Andrew Ladd Discovery Award. It is an honorary award, established in 1996 in memory of Geoffrey Andrew Ladd, who attended the school between 1987 and 1995 (preschool through sixth grade). The award, given annually to a sixth or seventh grade student who exemplifies the qualities that one associated with Geoffrey; compassion, venturesome curiosity and passion for discovery.

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The Brain-Fitness Connection: Achieving Optimal Physical and Mental Health

FINAL PRESENTATION TONIGHT AT BELLARMINE, 7:00PM: The Common Ground Speaker Series invites you to hear Harvard psychiatrist and best-selling author John Ratey, M.D. discuss the concept of peak performance with research that shows how exercise sparks the growth of new brain cells and leads to greater physical and mental well-being. Learn how to put the brain-fitness connection to use to reduce feelings of stress, sharpen focus and improve mood.   We will host a follow-up conversation here on campus with Athletic Director Chris Scott on March 22 at 1:45PM.

Author Cynthia Lord to Visit in April

We are very excited to announce that the talented children’s book author Cynthia Lord will visit Saint Andrew's on Friday, April 8th as part of our annual Author's Day Program.  Students from Kindergarten to 5th grade* will be part of a special reading followed by book signings and conversations with the author. Cynthia’s debut novel Rules is a Newberry Honor book and winner of the Schneider Family Book Award.  She is also the author of the popular Hot Rod Hamster and Shelter Pet series of books.
Flyers for students to pre-order Ms. Lords' books will be sent out this week. Books are being supplied by Hicklebees for our special event.  Questions can be directed to our school librarian Mrs. Roy
*Author James Kennedy visited with our Middle School students in February.

Perform! Share! Inspire!

Our annual Saint Andrew's Variety Show is coming up on Friday, April 22nd at 6pm! A fun, annual tradition when students perform, share and inspire! Students are invited to create a 2 minute act, either as an individual or a group.
April 5th: Signs ups due for previews
April 12th or 13th: Mandatory previews of the students' acts
April 21st: Mandatory dress rehearsal
April 22nd at 6pm: The Variety Show!
Sign up! Sign up your student act for a preview slot on iVolunteer.

Volunteer! 7th and 8th grade students are invited to help produce the show. And parent volunteers are also needed as student mentors and to help with the event.  Student and Parent Volunteers Welcome.

Persian New Year is coming!

Come explore the Norooz Haft Seen table March 18th-24th in The Center. For more about Norooz, click to the second page. As an Episcopal school, we love to honor and celebrate the many cultural and faith traditions that make our world such an interesting place. If you would like to share about your family's traditions and practices, please contact your child's teacher or division head to determine an appropriate time to share. 
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Activities beginning this spring

Many of our After School Enrichment activities are kicking off new sessions this month and some in April. Saint Andrew's students in grades Pre-K through 8 can try: basketball, chess, cooking, musical theatre, public speaking, debate, LEGO engineering, Fun with Gadgets, lacrosse, programming, tennis, self defense, Mad Science, Marvegos Fine Art and more!!  Sign up online today.

It's Tax Time

Many families fully deduct their Annual Fund donation on their income taxes. It is one of the perks of giving to the Annual Fund. If you need a copy of your donation tax receipt and thank you letter, please contact Joanne Lee, the Director of Development. She is happy to provide the paperwork for you. We can't make tax time fun, but hopefully we can help you take all the deductions that the IRS provides according to the law.

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