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As Ready As We Have Ever Been

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As Ready As We Have Ever Been

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

By Duncan Lyon, Head of School

Photo of Duncan Lyon

Dear Carey Families,

As we enter our 90th year, I thought to share a bit of history, a newspaper clipping from 1943.

Much more than our address has changed in the past seventy-five years, but the aim to train children for "development of their future life" endures.

All around campus, I see signs of readiness. Our librarian culled through books one by one this summer to make sure we have the best titles for young readers on our shelves. Our facility manager installed a water bottle filling station to encourage students to hydrate in an eco-friendly way. A former Carey parent led the faculty and staff in a cooking demonstration, building our bonds and our appetites for the new year. At our opening in-service meetings, our new hires led us through an ice-breaker involving sending paper airplanes across the Hall of Feathers. Our grade level teams have met several times to co-create plans and curricula which will unfold throughout the next 175 school days. And a team of workers is putting the final touches on a new turf field that will be ready for use when our gates open on Wednesday morning.

101 small things go into readying for a school year. Our preparations are complete. We are ready. Now all we need are the students.

Happy New Year!

Duncan Lyon