Nashoba Brooks School welcomed current and prospective families as well as friends in the community for a festive roster of activities during Winter Weekend 2018: Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28.
The disco party for current families on Friday night started with a pizza dinner and continued with a DJ who played hits from all decades. Our students (and parents) dressed in retro attire and danced the night away.
On Saturday, a record crowd participated in S’mores & More. In addition to the S’more-making station and a photo booth with Brooks the Bear, activities included a community service project for Cradles to Crayons, coding, winter art, story time by the fireplace in Wallace Dining Commons, as well as a drumming session and mime workshop in Tucker Auditorium. Sports activities also took place in Achtmeyer Gymnasium.
Attendees also enjoyed a connection to Mexico City when they stepped into the Concord Portal. The session, orchestrated by Nashoba Brooks’ Director of Educational Technology and Innovation Hank Bryant, was a fun learning experience focusing on arts and culture in that region.
“Winter is a time of celebration for our community, and S’mores and More in particular is a highlight,” said Head of School Danielle Heard. “It is wonderful to open our doors to prospective families with activities that are hands-on and reflective of the experience we offer our students.”
The weekend ended on Sunday with a skating party at Middlesex School’s rink where parents and students enjoyed an afternoon gliding on the ice. Hot chocolate and good conversation brought the weekend to a warm close.
Nashoba Brooks thanks everyone who came out to make Winter Weekend 2018 fun, memorable, and festive.
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