On Friday April 29, NFS held its eighth annual “Darfurnament,” a Newcomb and dodge ball tournament, organized by our TASC (The Agents of Social Change) committee. This event is a fundraiser for two organizations; Darfur Human Rights Organization and School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA). Our 3rd–5th grade students organized teams to compete against one another while playing Newcomb, and our 6th–8th grade students organized teams that competed against each other playing dodge ball.
A highlight of the event was the “halftime” show, during which Third Grade teacher, Jennifer Beccaris turned Lower School Science teacher, Teddi Matisoff, into an ice cream sundae by covering her head with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and various sundae toppings. Jenn and Teddi earned the honor of this activity because they were the two teachers who earned the most money from students’ contributions into milk cartons labeled with each teacher’s name.
Everyone who participated clearly had a ton of fun and we thank the TASC committee members and their Advisor, Sarah Matthews, School Counselor, for organizing such a great event!
The Fourth and Fifth grade classes performed a musical show, Summer Camp, on the auditorium stage, Tuesday April 26th at 7 pm.
Directed by Music Teacher, Katie Murphy, the show tells the story of a child whose parents signed them up for summer overnight camp for the first time, at Camp Runamok. Through dialogue and songs, the Fourth and Fifth grade students portrayed campers, counselors, bears, and a variety of bugs that the campers come in contact with! The show conjures up many joys of summer camp (including archery, canoeing, sleeping in tents, swimming, talent shows, and tying knots). Rehearsing for and performing this show has likely helped the Fourth and Fifth grade students look forward to summer camps they will attend in just a few short months!
Please join us for an Information Session, scheduled throughout the school year. We welcome you to tour the school, meet teachers and students and learn more about our dynamic, student-centered classrooms.
Our next session will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday May 20th. Registration is available online, and we look forward to seeing you soon!