As I sat in Christ Church last Tuesday, along with the 100 or so students who make up our 8th and 9th grade, I could not help but wonder if Rectory parents knew what takes place, twice a month, in this wonderful space. Rectory schedules a monthly chapel service for our younger students (Grades 4-7), and our older students (Grades 8-9) as well. We went to this split-chapel system because we wanted our younger students to have the opportunity to perform in front of their peers, an experience less frequent when the entire school attended all at once. While sitting in a pew alongside a row of students, I was struck by their focused attention, hanging it appeared, on Mr. Bryant's every word. "I enjoy listening to his message," noted one student, and he can sing!" So without further ado, meet Rectory's chaplain:
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On Friday afternoon, the ES community assembled by the Rectory Pond for a Spring Egg Hunt! The weather was warm and sunny, and the pond was the perfect location for an afternoon of fun. Please click "Read More" for the entire article.
This Friday, CARe performs their annual Spring Play. This year the preschool students will be performing Heckedy Peg, a tale of children turned into food by a witch and a loving mother who comes to the rescue.
Rectory students are excited to share their musical talents with the community on Friday April 28 as a part of Rectory's Spring Family Weekend! There will be a concert at 12:45 p.m. featuring our beginner instrumentalists of the 5th- and 6th-grade band as well as the elementary school. At 5:00 p.m. our concert will feature our more advanced ensembles such as the Orchestra, Jazz Band, Ninth-Grade Ensemble, Ninth-Grade guitar class, and RECappella. Parents with students in the concert, please click "Read More" for additional information.
Rectory School's Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Hettinger Library during the week of April 25-28, 2017. The fair will offer board books, easy readers, picture books, novels for all ages, cookbooks, nonfiction titles and graphic novels. If you wish to volunteer some time to work the fair as a cashier, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents should be sure to sign up for Athletic Alerts for spring sports! Want to know if a game has been cancelled, delayed, or moved locations? Sign up for Athletic Alerts, and you'll get an email or text alert sent directly to your email or mobile device. Click "Read More" for instructions.
On Friday, April 7, the 6th grade held their annual "Feast of the World." To prepare for this feast, students chose and researched a country in pairs. Their hard work culminated in the Feast in which they each had their own table with a self-created poster and the dishes prepared to taste. Click "Read More" for additional information.
Rectory's Alumni and Development Office has several upcoming events for Rectory's 9th graders including "Leaving the Wolf Den" and a "Send Off Celebration." To find out more about these events, and about a reception in Boston, please click "Read More."
Rectory alumna Hannah Smith '08 has returned to Rectory School in a professional capacity. Ms. Smith is a Technical Specialist for the technology office, a dorm parent in Faraway, and an assistant coach on the Track and Field team. Click "Read More" to learn more about Ms. Smith.
Spring is certainly in the air and the spring athletic season is in full swing! Check out this edition of the Wolf Den Sports Center to find out what's been going on with your favorite Rectory sports teams!