Head's Letter

Flocking is Fun

Head’s Letter 3/31/2017

Dear NNS Families,

Boy, the last seven days have been busy.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that there is so much activity especially as we flip the calendar into April.  It’s the same story every spring and I’m sure May will make March seem like we were in slow motion.  Buckle-up!

I mention the last seven days because last Friday the second grade finally got to enjoy dinner together and spend the night (the original date had to be postponed due to lice) “locked-in” at school.   I was sorry that I had a conflict and wasn’t able to stop in to see the mayhem firsthand, but Lisa’s picture told the story really well.  I think you can get the gist of it here.

This week also marked the annual “airing” of the fourth grade ACK 15 News program.  The students and Laura did a great job and were truly professional with each interview and educational story. The program ended today with live lizards “in studio” and a fun segment of “bloopers”.  I don’t know about you, but I think a more accurate name for the program might be “ACK-tion News”.  Here Captain Mark talks about illustrating his children’s books.

Our partnership with the Egan Maritime Institute and the Seas of Opportunity program was particularly experiential this week.  Here seventh grade students learn about whaling and harpooning.  It’s not as easy as you might think.

I’m sure you noticed our new lawn ornaments at drop-off and pick-up! “Flamingo Flocking” started this week so don’t be surprised if you find a flock on your lawn tomorrow.  A $50 donation will have them removed and you can even send them to someone else.  Email flamingos@nantucketnewschool.org for more information about this fundraiser.

I hope you were able to visit the Johnson Gallery last week to see our Lower School student art on display and encourage you to visit the Upper School opening today from 5-7 p.m.  Here is a taste of some of our students work on display.

Don’t forget our second Big Friend/Little Friend dinner on Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m.   Here is the link again if you haven’t already signed up.


Have a great weekend,




Nantucket New School
15 Nobadeer Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554