Nashoba Brooks School welcomed families, friends, employees, and alumni for Winter Weekend 2020, a three-day lineup of activities to celebrate winter and our incredible community.
The weekend kicked-off with an ‘80s Dance Party on Friday night. Participants enjoyed a pizza dinner and had the chance to show off their best retro fashion and dance moves while the DJ played a line up of favorites from the‘80s.
During Saturday’s Smores & More event, the hot chocolate bar, complete with homemade marshmallows and whipped cream, created by chef Sean-Michael Tantinarawat, and the S’mores station were a big hit! In addition to these delectable treats, families participated in several activities including coding, winter art, drama, storytime by the fireplace, and the ever-popular photo booth.
Middle School student leaders provided service learning opportunities and encouraged families to donate gently used board games, books, and Nashoba Brooks logowear to help support two separate drives, including SOS Children’s Village, an organization working to prevent childhood abandonment, build resilient families, and empower vulnerable youth through education initiatives.
The event ended with a performance by Nashoba Notes, led by Middle School music teacher Christel Michaud with Dina DeMayo accompanying on piano.
“This is one of my favorite days of the year, when students, families, and friends join us to celebrate community and the joy of learning,” said Head of School Danielle Heard. “It has become a wonderful tradition for our School, spreading warmth and positive energy during the cold winter months.”
The weekend ended on Sunday with an ice skating party at Middlesex School’s rink where current Nashoba Brooks School families and alumni relaxed and skated the afternoon away.
Nashoba Brooks School thanks everyone who came out to make Winter Weekend 2020 our most fun one yet!
Grade 8 students presented a summary of their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) experience, sharing their newly acquired knowledge of the meaning and impact of philanthropy with parents, employees, and special guests from the Foundation for MetroWest, which sponsors the YIP program.
Alumna Elisabeth Reidy Denison ‘04 has immense gratitude for having the freedom during her formative years at Nashoba Brooks School to “write more or less what I wanted.” That rare and special time created the seedbed for her remarkable and prolific writing career.
Nashoba Brooks School hosted Dr. Stuart Ablon and Ben Stich from Think:Kids, a program based in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), for a professional development session with employees followed by an evening presentation for parents and the broader community.
Nashoba Brooks School officially unveiled the new Shilling STEAM Lab, an innovation hub “where learning comes together” to advance the School’s ongoing commitment to the strategic directions of innovation, inclusivity, and impact.
Nashoba Brooks School employees and parents gathered at Concord Academy’s Performing Arts Center yesterday for a powerful and timely presentation focused on understanding and managing anxiety by author Lynn Lyons, LICSW: Beyond Calming Down: Shifting the Anxiety Paradigm from Avoidance to Action.