The Week That Was – November 20, 2016

And the Week to Come November 21-27

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

This week Elisa Yi writes a powerful story about cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation; Jenna Al-Naji has a sports recap for the fall season; LucyMarie Gaulin explores the unique strength and power of SEM’s health and leadership curriculum; Becca Thomas explores the leadership potential beyond this year’s seniors; Anya Roy has written about other students’ Thanksgiving traditions.

Message from the Parent Association: Each year, parents donate homemade or purchased breads to the faculty and staff to celebrate Thanksgiving. The Parent Association would like to remind parents that this year, the Thanksgiving bread drop-off day is TOMORROWMonday, November 21. For more information contact Paula Thomas.

Morgan Baker and GrandmotherPlease let us know if there’s a grandparent you’d like us to invite to Grandparent Morning on Tuesday, November 22. Journalism class will be facilitating #thegreatlisten this year – helping interviews happen between students and their grands that day. Students, consider recording your grandparent that day. Parents, consider encouraging your daughter to interview her grand. Get started by downloading the free App here.

Parents you can register here for the 2016-17 winter session of Vinyassa yoga at SEM– suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Dec. 1 – Mar. 2 (20 classes). Mondays and Thursdays 4 – 5:00 PM. No class on days when school is closed – click here for the full calendar. Monday classes taught by Patrick Moltane; Thursday classes taught by Lizz Coffey. Questions? Email: Beth Adamczyk

SEM’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The junior class is selling poinsettias and the senior class is selling holiday wreaths. Reserve yours here before noon on December 6. Pick them up and pay for them at the Bazaar.Over fifty vendors will be located throughout our historic school building, selling a variety of home-made and hand-crafted items. This year’s assortment includes specialty food, candles, jewelry, lotions, photography, glassware, SEM apparel, exotic imports, and ornaments.

It’s a perfect opportunity to support local businesses, nosh on tasty treats, and cross off your holiday shopping list. We hope to see you there!

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Does anyone have an Android to spare? Tech Entrepreneurship class starts on November 30 and the students will learn to make an Android App.  If there are used Androids out there please drop off at the front office, attention Ms. Adamczyk. The phones should not be connected to cell service, just able to turn on. Thank you.
Remember, it’s a half day on Tuesday and then we’re off until Monday, November 28. Have a good holiday!