Weekly Bulletin

Dear Providence Country Day Parents,

Greetings to all in the PCD community on this final Sunday of the school year. Congratulations in advance to our 8th Graders and Seniors!

(1). We look forward to celebrating our 8th Graders tomorrow at Stepping Up Day and our Seniors on Wednesday at Commencement. Both ceremonies will begin at 10:00 a.m. Please see the attached document for further instructions about each event. 8th Grade families: Please note that Mrs. Kelly will be emailing you a Stepping Up Day program.

(2). Congratulations to our many awards winners who were recognized at Friday's assembly. This meeting and the heartfelt forum that followed represented our school at its best and reflected the excellence with which we have sustained our community over the past two and a half months. Thank you to Mr. Folan, Mrs. Aitken, and Mrs. Caletri for organizing this event, and for their tireless leadership of our school all spring long.

(3). The Arts Department faculty has arranged a collection of both visual and performing art for all Middle School students and selected works from the Upper School. We invite you to watch these videos and help us celebrate the wonderful artwork produced this year at PCD!

(4). Thanks to students and faculty for their thoughtful participation in this past week's conversations about recent and ongoing events in our nation, and much appreciation to Mr. Rocha, Mrs. Hutchinson, Mrs. Caletri, and all who assisted in providing helpful frames for these discussions.

(5). From Mrs. Aitken:

  • As we look ahead to the 2020-21 school year, students in grades 8-11 are reminded to complete the elective request forms that were recently emailed out to you along with information about the electives being offered. Students in grades 8 and 9 should use the Arts Electives Google Form to indicate art elective preferences, 10th graders use the Junior Electives Google Form to indicate art and English electives, and our rising seniors use the Senior Electives Google Form to sign up for electives in English, history, science, and arts.
  • Congratulations to students for wrapping up the academic year with our last day of classes on Thursday! Teachers are in the process of submitting grades and writing comments for each student. Report cards should be emailed to families by Monday, June 15, which allows the additional time needed to ensure that our comments accurately reflect the unique nature of student achievement during this virtual trimester.
  • Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for information about summer reading and book lists for 2020-2021.

For the 494th time, please take care! We hope the challenge of this extraordinary time has been accompanied by the silver lining of family, that you all have safe, healthy, and joyful summers, and that we are once again able to gather in person come September.

Mark McLaughlin

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