Head's Letter

Good students AND good people

Head’s Letter 12/8/2017

Dear NNS Families,

There can be no question about our school’s commitment to helping those in the Nantucket community who are less fortunate than we are.  A quick scan of the sign-up sheet for our “families in need” shows that we are well on our way to making the holidays very special for two island families.  During the holiday season, we are reminded that giving is truly better than receiving, but at NNS we believe that helping those in need should be on-going, and not just a project at this time of year.  You may remember earlier this fall when we collected donations for hurricane relief and winter clothing for Syrian refugees.  In most instances, we never see the results of our donations, but Alicia and Rachael sent me this picture of some Syrian children who are the recipients of our clothing donation.  How cool this that?!

Helping others in the broader Nantucket community and across the globe with tangible items speaks to that fact that we are as interested in creating good people as we are good students.  Over the last week, we have focused more on this and have documented all of the nice things we have done for each other.

And, you know it’s the holiday season when the Upper School sits down for their feast.  Man, that food was awesome!

Don’t forget to have dessert too!  Next Friday, December 15th, from 4pm-6pm the third grade will host a cookie decorating party.  This event is open to the entire Nantucket community so bring friends.

With our winter vacation just around the corner, everyone will have more time to surf social media.  To be sure that our students understand how to be safe on-line, we had representatives from the District Attorney’s office speak with the Upper School about phone and internet etiquette, identity protection, and the importance of thinking before you send!

‘Tis the season to “give to the Annual Fund!”

Have a great weekend,

Jonathan K. Alden

Head of School/Executive Director
Nantucket New School/Strong Wings Adventure School
15 Nobadeer Farm Rd
Nantucket, MA  02554
Tel: 508-228-8569 ex 202
Fax: 508-825-9811


Nantucket New School
15 Nobadeer Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554