Head's Letter

DC 4 and DC 5

Head’s Letter 4/14/2017

Dear NNS Families,

With all the wonderful warm temperatures this week I’m sure that shorts and lighter clothing will be prevalent at school after the long weekend.  This is the perfect opportunity to send a gentle reminder that shorts need to reach to the fingertips, and that backless tops and crop tops are not appropriate for school.  Thanks for your help with your child’s mindful dressing.

Speaking of mindfulness – please mark your calendar for next Friday, April 21 at 6pm for our One School, One Book conversation about 10 Mindful Minutes.  Lori Corry, Liz Hilger and I will lead the discussion.  And in true book club fashion, we’ll have wine and cheese!

I hope you have received our spring Annual Fund card. The message on the card “Together we Grow” is a simple reminder of how important the Annual Fund is to the operations of the school.  The Annual Fund is really the lifeblood of our budget because it provides the support required to enhance the breadth and depth of our curriculum, attract and retain the finest faculty, augment financial aid, and sustain the operation and maintenance of our campus.  It is a fact that each day a child spends at school is made possible by the Annual Fund. The Board works very hard to ensure that our tuition remains low in order to make NNS accessible to everyone.  This is a delicate dance, but the revenue generated by tuition each year does not cover the expenses of educating our students.  In fact, during this school year the gap between tuition revenue and the total operational expenses of running the school is $2,153 per student.  If you haven’t made your contribution to the Annual Fund yet, please make it a priority over this extended spring weekend.  Heck, I’ll even give you the link to make it easy, and I’ll take you off my list of families to call!  Thanks.


The second grade emphasized the theme of growth this week and we enjoyed watching the baby eagles “DC4” and DC5” through the Washington, DC Eagle Cam.  Here, “The First Lady” watches over the eaglets.

You can also follow the growth of the second grade by reading their life timelines.  I think Kate captured her first lost tooth very well.

Enjoy the long weekend,


Nantucket New School
15 Nobadeer Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554