Country Day's quarterly electronic newsletter centralizes major communications from the Head of School and chief administrators.
April 22, 2014 from 8am to 9am – Library Classroom 2, Second Floor, Jacobs Family Library
Head of School Chris Schuck Moves On To Portland
As many of you know, Lauren and I have kept a place in Portland, Oregon, for the past dozen years. And, as many of you know, we have long imagined that we would eventually move or retire there. Until now, however, we have not known just how and when "eventually" might arrive.
We've surprised even ourselves in recent weeks by putting into motion the plan that will take us to Portland. A wonderful opportunity has arisen for me at Oregon Episcopal School, which I have accepted. I will serve in a…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 18, 2014 at 3:05pm
San Diego Padres Manager Bud Black to Speak at LJCDS on May 10
Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:00 am Presentation and Q&A
La Jolla Country Day School
Speaking on: “Baseball: America's Game”
Presented by La Jolla Country Day School and the City Club of San Diego
LJCDS Students, Faculty & Staff: FREE with pre-registration.
LJCDS Parents & Community Members: special City Club Member discount of $10 (Regular price $20).
Please RSVP here: …Continue
Posted by Jonathan Shulman on April 17, 2014 at 6:00pm
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Blue Bash Fever Rising!
ALL SCHOOL -- Blue Bash fever was clearly growing as the Parents Association meeting Thursday began with an early viewing of many of the class projects that will be part of the silent auction at the May 3 event.
Head of School Chris Schuck thanked the Blue Bash event coordinators who have been planning the event and preparing to showcase the school's Bright Future at this year's annual fundraiser and community gathering. Click on the graphic below to buy your ticket and see complete Blue Bash details.
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 17, 2014 at 3:00pm
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A Grand Day With Middle School Grandparents
MIDDLE SCHOOL - The sound of an army of Middle School students loosed to spend the morning escorting their grandparents through classes at Country Day filled the campus with a joyful hum Thursday morning.
Middle School musicians entertained and then school administrators welcomed the grandparents before sending them off to an energetic morning of classes. A lunch in the Community Room followed.…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 17, 2014 at 3:13pm
UPPER SCHOOL -- On Friday, April 11th, members of Musicians For a Cause concluded a week of school by performing at Pacific Regent, a senior home near Country Day.
The students’ repertoire, ranging from classical music to jazz, engaged and entertained the audience. In fact, some members in the audience had been working on a project to record seventy “moments” that have made them happy and brightened their lives. Musicians For a Cause feels honored that its performance on Friday was selected to be one of those seventy moments!
The momentum of Musicians For a Cause did not stop with the weekend, for on Monday, the group hosted a bake sale. All proceeds raised will be donated…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 17, 2014 at 7:00am
Drama Offers A Visit To "Our Town"
UPPER SCHOOL - The Upper School Drama Department is proud to present Thornton Wilder’s landmark American play, “Our Town,” April 24-26 in the Four Flowers Theatre. Known as much for its minimalist theatricality as for its beautiful language and enduring themes regarding life, death and eternity, “Our Town” is a sweeping poetic statement on the human condition and a must see for all theater lovers!
Performances are Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday April 25 & 26 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Admission is free and seating is on a first come, first served basis. This production is suitable for all ages.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or special seating needs.
Posted by Scott Feldsher on April 16, 2014 at 1:00pm
Pocket Poetry Fills The Day
LOWER SCHOOL -- From Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky to Emily Dickinson’s Word, and with a lot of Shel Silverstein and other poets in between, students from Kindergarten to fourth grade celebrated the annual Lower School Pocket Poetry Day on April 15th by reciting poems for their teachers.
Here, students in Mrs. Field’s third grade show off their poems.
Posted by Susan Middleton on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am
ALL SCHOOL -- Torrey Alum Jack Murphy '13 is continuing his winning ways with Georgetown University's tennis team.
Murphy was recently named Big East Tennis Player of the Week after two stellar outings.
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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 14, 2014 at 10:03am
Stefan ( Senior, Arabic V): This is my sixth and final year of learning Arabic at Country Day and I was so happy to finally go on a field trip. With the amazing coordination of Mrs. Moussa, all of the Arabic classes visited the Islamic Center, St. Ephrem(a Maronite Church), an Arab grocery store, and Amardeen Cafe (a Lebanese restaurant). It was relieving to say the least that I understood what the Arab people that I spoke to had said because it means my Arabic studies haven't gone to waste. It was a fantastic experience and as a senior, I hope where I ever I decide to go for college, I will have an Arabic culture to experience again. Unlike Spanish, French, and Chinese, Arabic culture and the use of Arabic in public is more of a rarity especially for a non-Arab person as myself. That is why this field trip was so special. It gave the Arabic students an inside perspective into the culture of a language we are all so passionate…Continue
Posted by Randa Moussa on April 15, 2014 at 9:00am