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Weekly Bulletin

Dear Providence Country Day Parents,

Daylight Savings Time greetings to all as we enter our last week of classes before March break. With temperatures climbing we hope all enjoyed (what we believe was) winter's last gasp on Friday night.

The vacation clock in Lund has been counting down for some time now, but we still have business to conduct before Friday. Here are this week's announcements!

(1). It is production week for the Middle School's performance of 13. The show will be in Corkery Auditorium this Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome to join us for this performance in which all Middlers will play a role, whether on stage or behind the scenes. Thanks also to the many Upper School students who are providing technical support for this week's show.

(2). Latin students in grades 7-12 will sit for the National Latin Exam tomorrow, Monday, March 9. Students should report to Haberlandt Hall promptly at 8:15 a.m. Optima Fortuna to our Classicists tomorrow!

(3). We will recognize second trimester Honor Roll recipients for Upper School at tomorrow morning's assembly. Middle School Honor Roll - along with winter sports recognition - was announced this past Friday.

(4). We have two admissions events for accepted students this week - Tuesday morning, March 10 for Middle School and Thursday afternoon, March 12 for Upper School - and extend thanks in advance all in our community who will support these programs. Much appreciation goes to our hard-working, above-and-beyond Admissions staff, Mrs. Parsons, Mr. Walsworth, and Mrs. Palazzo, for all they do every day.

(5). Hats off the Varsity Boys Basketball for a valiant effort in yesterday's NEPSAC semi-final out in New York State, and thanks to fans who traveled to the game or tuned in to the streaming broadcast. Spring sports are on the horizon and Upper School coaches are communicating with their teams about start dates for pre-season practices. Middle School sports will begin when we return to school on March 31.

(6). As we continue to monitor and communicate about developments related to COVID-19, we strongly remind everyone that the basic precautions to help prevent colds and the flu are the most important steps we can take to protect our students and families against the coronavirus. Please remember to:

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue.
  • When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs.

March Vacation will begin following the conclusion of World Culture Day, at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. We will have a faculty in-service day on Monday, March 30, and classes will resume on Tuesday, March 31.

Best wishes to all in our community for a safe, healthy, restful, and fun March break!

Mark McLaughlin

Upper School Community Time, Week of March 9-13

Monday, March 9 B Honor Roll Assembly
Tuesday, March 10 C 11th Grade Class Meeting (Mr. Ward)/Step It Up Dress Day
Wednesday, March 11 D Snack/Student Council/Pride Alliance
Thursday, March 12 E MS Musical Performance
Friday, March 13 World Culture Day

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