Weekly Bulletin

Dear Providence Country Day Parents,

Sunday greetings to everyone as we look forward to leaping out of February and into March later this week. We will begin the third trimester tomorrow with a G day.

A heads up that we will have a special schedule this Thursday at both the Middle and Upper Schools. F, G, A, and B periods will meet at the Upper School. Following lunch, we will have an afternoon program centering on topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Afternoon sports practices for all students will happen at their regular times. Thanks in advance to Mr. Rocha for organizing our program for this Thursday.

(1). Faculty will submit second-trimester grades and comments for all students on Tuesday. We will be processing them during the week, and email them home by no later than Friday. Advisors will have term grade information for their students by mid-week.

(2). Thanks from this past week go to:

  • Upper School Student Council and Mrs. Gelardi for organizing a spirited and hilarious 100th Day assembly on Thursday.
  • Ms. Deitch and her Tae Kwon Do crew for an excellent sparring session on Friday.
  • Our Arts faculty for another outstanding WinterSession experience for full-year Upper School Arts students.
  • All who attended and organized Saturday afternoon's Family Bowling outing!

(3). Our Mock Trial team heads back to court this Wednesday for a second-round state tournament contest. Best of luck to our attorneys, witnesses, and Mr. Allen in this rematch against Middletown High School.

(4). Middle Schoolers are heading into the home stretch of their preparations for their upcoming performance of 13. The show will be in Corkery Auditorium on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

(5). The February Challenge continues this week, and the contest remains close with many points up for grabs as the classes enter the final week of this month-long competition.

(6). A job well done by all winter athletes in a busy week of competition!

  • Hats off to Middler girls and boys teams for giving a strong effort at yesterday's basketball tournament in Seekonk, and thanks to the many parents and family members who turned out to support our athletes.
  • Congrats to our Varsity Girls Basketball team on Wednesday's win over first-place St. Andrew's, and best of luck to both the boys and girls teams this week in SENE tournament play.
  • Best of luck to our coop ice hockey team, led by Captain Bennett Hicks, as it heads into RIIL playoffs next weekend.
  • Hats off to wrestler Jordan Quiles for his dedication while competing individually this winter.
  • Congratulations to swimmers Pedro Conceicao, Aidan Trendell, Finley Stock-Guild, and Emily Waite for strong individual performances at yesterday's Divisional meet, and best of luck to all of our qualifiers at next weekend's State Championship at Brown University.

(7). The PCD Snack Shack continues its winter operations at the Field House. Please consider supporting this great resource for our students by donating goods via Amazon Wish List or by taking a shift some afternoon. Please reach out to Sarah Bates with any questions and many thanks to all volunteers whose generosity has made the Snack Shack a success this year.

(8). Our School Nurse, Mrs. Costa, lets parents know that she is making available a volunteer opportunity for students at Miriam Hospital. See below for information and please don't hesitate to contact her for further information.

(9). A reminder that next Saturday, February 29, PCD will participate in a service project at the Newcomer School in Providence with three components: academic tutoring, food pantry, and clothing pantry. At 9 a.m., interested PCD families will meet in Leeds Library for an introductory seminar led by Mr. Baha Sadr and we will then depart for the Newcomer School and work on-site from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. To register please respond to Peter Walsworth, Assistant Director of Admissions.

(10). Another reminder that Mr. Rocha and a committee of faculty and participating students are organizing our upcoming full-school World Culture Day, which will be held on Friday, March 13. The theme for this year's event is Continents, with a focus on the last decade (2010-2019) to allow for contemporary discussions about all areas of our globe. The day's workshops will range from incredibly serious content all the way to very light, humor-filled experiences. Parents are more than welcome and strongly encouraged to share interests and talents on this day. We invite you to volunteer for a workshop or let us know about a resource we would benefit from. Please reach out to Antonio Rocha for more information, and especially if you are interested in participating!

Lastly, for this week, huge congratulations to PCD athlete Ally Murray for her standout performance at yesterday's RIIL State Gymnastics meet. Ally took first place in the vault event and placed fifth overall, earning First Team All-State recognition. Way to go, Ally!

Please have a great week. Take care for now.

Mark McLaughlin

Upper School Community Time for February 24 - 28

Monday, February 24 G 1st Day of 3rd Trimester / Tutorials
Tuesday, February 25 A Feb Challenge Videos Assembly
Wednesday, February 26 B Snack / Student Council / Pride Alliance
Thursday, February 27 SP Special Schedule for DEI programming
Friday, February 28 C Boys CT Senior Group / Club Meetings

Athletic Schedule
Volunteer services at The Miriam Hospital
Bottle Caps

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