Weekly Bulletin

Good evening PCD families,

Greetings on this lovely autumn weekend. We enjoyed a truly outstanding week at Country Day full of intellectual engagement, athletic events, parent-teacher conferences, a dynamic theater performance, and even had some fun. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the fall theatrical performance, Trap, last night. Congratulations to Ms. Soson and the PCD players for a fantastic show and for the very first outdoor play. A big thanks goes to Mrs. Gelardi, Mrs. Hutchinson, and the Student Council for a great pep rally Friday afternoon, simply the perfect way to cap off our week. Congrats to all of our student-athletes for their hard work and dedication this fall. The ProJo gave a special shout out to our women's tennis team for their dramatic win over Central High School. Check out the story here.

It is hard to believe that we are entering our 9th week in operation and the final week in October. The forecast for this week looks wet and cold, so let's be sure to dress accordingly. To ensure for the safest indoor learning possible, every single classroom has been outfitted with brand new HEPA H13 filtration systems.

This upcoming Saturday, October 31 at 10:00AM, we are hosting our Virtual Open House. Please help us spread the word about our amazing community so that more families can learn about PCD, the best kept secret in Rhode Island education.

Weekly Bulletin: October 26 - October 30

Community Time

  • Monday, October 26 T Day Club Meetings
  • Tuesday, October 27 S Day Tutorials (Wednesday locations)/ Outside free time
  • Wednesday, October 28 K Day Student Council, Pride Alliance, Tutorials (Thursday locations),
  • Thursday, October 29 N Day Music Club, Advisory: pumpkin decorating
  • Friday, October 30 I Day Halloween Costume Parade!

Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Wednesday, October 28 K Day Picture Retake***(See below)
  • Saturday, October 31 VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
  • Monday, November 2 G Day Town Hall Survey debrief
  • Wednesday, November 11 No School (Veterans Day)
  • Friday, November 20 End of First Trimester
  • Monday-Friday, November 23-27 No School (Thanksgiving Recess)
  • Monday, November 30 Virtual Learning Day

Let's be sure to show some PCD pride. Load up at the PCD Online Bookstore!

Picture retake day is this Wednesday, October 28. If you wish to have your student's picture retaken, please contact: Coffee Pond by phone: 1-800-632-2323 ext. "0" or by email.

Absences and Virtual Learning: Parents and students are reminded that virtual learning is meant to be an option for students who are unable to participate in on-campus learning for the health and safety of the student and their family. Virtual learning is not an option students can choose day to day. If a student has an extended health related absence, virtual learning is also an option on a temporary basis to ensure that they can keep up with their courses until they can safely return to campus. In those situations, we may not have virtual learning set up on the first day of their absence due to the time needed for faculty to be informed and prepared to Zoom students into class. If students are not feeling well enough to come to campus on a given day, we assume they will spend the day resting and recovering so they can return as soon as possible and can check in with teachers to make up any missed work.

Survey: We are eager to hear your feedback. Please take a minute to tell us how we are doing this month using this link to the survey.

Athletics:

In the event of inclement weather, Upper School practices will be cancelled for the day, while the Middle School will be able to move activities indoors due to their lower numbers. Inclement weather includes thunderstorms, lightning, heavy downpours and extreme wind conditions.

If we are anticipating inclement weather, at the latest, a determination on whether to practice or not will be made by 1:00PM, and communication will be made so that families can plan accordingly.

If you are a parent of a Middler and Upper School student, your Upper School student can wait in the art rooms in Metcalf Hall where they will be supervised by a faculty member until they are picked up after Middle School sports wrap up.


Let's have another great week.

Go Knights!

Kevin Folan
Head of School

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