November 9th, 2016
From Deb’s Desk…
We hear it often, “pulled himself up by his bootstraps or stand on your own two feet”. Americans are justifiably proud of their independent spirit but we often overlook the fact that interdependence has been just as important as independence. There are so many reasons to choose Selwyn but a strong sense of community is at the top of the list.
Independent schools are committed to creating and fostering a sense of community that extends to a variety of constituents, including students, their families, faculty/staff and others. Parents are encouraged to actively engage in their child’s school experience and a wide range of activities build fellowship. The sense of community is strengthened by a shared belief in the school mission and values.
One such activity is happening at Selwyn on Friday, Nov. 18; Grandparent’s Day. It has always been one of my favorite events of the school year. The grandparents get a chance to watch their grandchild shine (and in a grandparent’s view they ALWAYS shine) and the school gets the opportunity to appreciate those people on whose shoulders we stand. It is a day to remember how lucky we are to have grandparents or older special friends to support us, lend a hand or offer advice. They have, in so many ways, paved the path that we so gladly walk.
Please join us on the 18th. (Parents, you are welcome as well.) I am a big fan of the independent spirit but I am a bigger fan of the fact that without those who came before us and their dedication to our education and growth our path would have been very different. Selwyn is a wonderful and welcoming community and I look forward to welcoming all of you on Grandparent’s Day.