#Repost @thetownschool ・・・ In response to the racial violence and subsequent unrest that continues, many in our community carry with them fears, worries, and questions that come along with these uncertain times. And all of us are responsible for being a source of support and guidance to help children process what feels overwhelming for us as adults. In these times, leaning on our Town community can be a source of strength, or simply a way to feel less alone. As mentioned in Saturday’s letter to families (https://thetownschool.family/headofschool), we are offering all Town parents and adult family members an opportunity to support and hear from one another at our Parent Community Huddle on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:00pm, facilitated by Eva Vega-Olds, Director of Equity and Community; Doug Brophy, Head of School; and our counseling team. At Town we use the term huddle, similar to its use in sports: the team gathers in a tight circle to respond to real-time needs and to strategize together. It’s a place to listen and demonstrate caring. It’s a place to practice curiosity and gather insight from others. It’s a place to attempt to unravel complex issues together. Our Community Huddles fortify the experience of the community by linking people who need support with people who want to support, as we together engage in discussions about issues happening in the world.
Get ready, 8th graders! With Board Chair, Valerie Russo, exchanging our soon-to-be graduates’ diplomas for our signatures. So proud of our Class of 2020!
Dear Town Community, As we all continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, I want to convey my best wishes for your family’s continued health. In thinking about our shared well-being more broadly, I’m thankful for recent discussions with many of you regarding the incredibly difficult topic of racism and racial violence in our country. This has so heart-wrenchingly been brought into focus these past weeks by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, the calling of the police on Christian Cooper in Central Park, and the ongoing disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. While, as a white male, I will never be able to feel the full impact and cumulative trauma of these events – and so many more like them – for people of color, especially Black people; I will continue to listen and learn, and to speak out against inequity, racism, and violence. For our school community, these events underscore the importance of continuing to affirm and live our values every day, pushing ourselves as adults to continue learning and to “show up” for challenging conversations, and helping to raise self-aware, empathetic, racially conscious children who embrace their own agency to make a better world. Read my full letter here: https://thetownschool.family/headofschool
With Ms. Vega-Olds and Mr. Olds, after we transferred food from Town’s kitchen freezer, for them to donate to Urban Outreach Center’s food assistance program.
Ready for our first virtual All School Assembly! See you at 8:30am, Town.
Engaging with Earth Day from home - reflecting and learning and, of course, wearing some green.
My 6th-grade Social Studies students feeling good after thoughtfully building on freedom and order under European Feudalism by examining freedoms we are giving up in the current health crisis.
A message from our family to yours, wishing you good health and peaceful days. #Repost @thetownschool ・・・ @townschoolhead Mr. Brophy and his family are keeping busy - and having some fun making videos - during #socialdistancing. How are you keeping busy, active, and connected with friends and family? Share photos or videos with us through DM, or email
#AtHomeWithTown #towncommunity #loveourfamilies #townschoolisafamily
I’m looking forward to seeing your Spring Vacation book recommendations, Town community. Take good care, and we’ll continue to be in touch. #Repost @thetownschool ・・・ A message from @townschoolhead Mr. Brophy - kicking off a favorite Town tradition: Spring Vacation Book Club. Send us a photo of you and your book (DM us or email
) and we’ll post it here. Thanks for sharing your great read(s) with our community! #townschoolreads #vacationbookclub #towncommunity #welovebooks #dropeverythingandread #joywithpurpose
Life at Town: Mr. Higgins (for 30 years and counting) creating a space of motion and joy, as his fifth-graders engage the music of Mozart!