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News from La Jolla Country Day

A Special Announcement from La Jolla Country Day School

Head of School Chris Schuck Moves On To Portland

Dear Friends,

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…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 18, 2014 at 3:05pm

City Club At La Jolla Country Day School

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: …

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Posted by Jonathan Shulman on April 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

Parents Association



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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.

After the…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 17, 2014 at 3:00pm

Middle School Grandparents Day



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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.…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 17, 2014 at 3:13pm

Country Day Community Service

Musicians For A Cause Event A Success

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…

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Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 17, 2014 at 7:00am

Country Day Arts

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 sfeldsher@ljcds.org for questions or special seating needs.

Posted by Scott Feldsher on April 16, 2014 at 1:00pm

Country Day Food

Good Friday Lunch Menu

ALL SCHOOL - Please click here to see the special lunch menu for Good Friday, April 18.

To see the regular lunch menus, visit the Lunch page.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 16, 2014 at 11:31am

Lower School Academics

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

Torrey Alumni

Murphy '13 Keeps Winning With Hoyas

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.
CLICK HERE for the full story.

Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on April 14, 2014 at 10:03am

Arabic Field Trip to Cultural attractions in San Diego

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…

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Posted by Randa Moussa on April 15, 2014 at 9:00am

Calendar Highlights

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A School in Full

Head of School Chris Schuck welcomed a large crowd of new families considering joining the Country Day community for the 2014-15 school year.
The complete text of Schuck's remarks is reprinted here:

Good evening parents, teachers and students—current Country Day students and prospective Country Day students.
For the last seven years I have been the Head of School for La Jolla Country Day, but over the last quarter century…

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West Side Stories

Inspiration for Lifelong (and Long Distance) Learning
by Upper School Director Dr. Greg Martin

UPPER SCHOOL --

Readers of this column will know that I’m a fan of Plutarch’s analogy of the mind. He writes that, “The correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.” I have referred to this phrase several times over the past months, and I wanted to share one representative story from the West Side; we hear about these inspirational stories regularly at Country Day because…

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The Middle Years

Leading the Charge to Unplugged Nights
by Middle School Director Brian Murphy

Earlier this week, I sent a memo out to all Middle School families asking them to join us in rediscovering the joys of an electronic free evening. In case you missed it, here's what this unique request said...

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