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From the Director of Lower School


May 20, 2022

Dear Lower School Families,

It is hard to believe that this is my last newsletter for the 2021-2022 school year! My greatest joy as Director of Lower School is watching your daughters navigate through challenges and triumphs along her own individual path, all the while growing from her experiences.  Each girl is truly unique. . .full of her own potential and constantly evolving throughout the year and across the years. May we savor these days, months, and years with our girls, for the time travels by at record speed.  

Today in our assembly, we had an opportunity to reflect on the memorable events, places, and people that made the year remarkable. We also honored our Form V students with a slide show that highlighted each student with their Form I photo, Form V photo, and three compliments about her written by her peers. The Form V class also had the opportunity to premiere their “Strong as the New Pretty” art project, an annual project that allows the students to plan and execute a photo of themselves representing strength. The Form V students then share a quote about what the photo represents. It is the culmination of the images with their words that provide such insight into the authentic, determined, and powerful young women the Class of 2029 is becoming. We can’t wait to celebrate them at the Lower School Day program on Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. 

We encourage all families to attend our Lower School Day program if possible. It is a special end-of-year tradition when we honor the Form V class, serenade the Senior Class with Forms II and III handing them a flower bouquet, and celebrate with singing by all of the students. See below in the calendar grid for additional details about the day. 

On behalf of the Lower School faculty, we wish you and your family a very happy and restful summer and look forward to another dynamic year together when we return in August. 


Betsy Gugle
Director of Lower School

May Events Communication

Field Day and Move Up Day
Monday, May 23

This is a day of celebration as the girls enjoy field day games on Geupel Field throughout the day and have the opportunity to meet next year’s teachers during a Move Up Day activity. Painted animal shirts from Children’s Book Week or CSG spirit wear with athletic attire for the day. Please be sure your daughter has a labeled water bottle. 

Lower School Day Flowers Needed
Monday, May 23

In preparation for the Senior Serenade, which will occur during the Lower School Day program, we ask families to help by bringing in bouquets of flowers from your garden or from the store. There will be big buckets in the Lower School entrance way to put the flowers on Monday. Lower School teachers create the bouquets that will be given out to the Senior class during the program on Tuesday. 

Lower School Day Program
Tuesday, May 24
10:00 am

All Lower School families are invited to attend the Lower School Day Program to honor the Form V students moving onto Middle School and the Senior Class. Summer Break begins at the end of the program at 11:00 a.m. There will not be after hours or bus transportation on this day. Official Uniform required.  Room parents will be sending out more information regarding a fun social gathering after the program.

VIB Summer Edition
We are excited to share that we have transformed your daughter’s VIB-Very Important Binder from holding her planner and homework folder to holding summer practice work. We are calling this the VIB Summer Edition! Each grade-level team thoughtfully included practice opportunities that would help your daughter continue to build her muscle memory on the skills that she has learned this year. This includes: a math packet, summer reading assignment, high frequency word list, and other enrichment activities (e.g. coding information for those who want to continue to code over the summer).  We are hoping that you and your daughter find it helpful to have all of these materials housed in one place. 

The VIB Summer Edition is coming home tonight in your daughter’s backpack! Please ask her to show you the binder and find a safe place to store it so she can access it easily over the summer.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your daughter’s homeroom teacher. 

Progress Reports
The 2nd semester progress reports will be mailed home mid-June. Please be on the lookout for them! 

Library Books
All library books were due back to the library on May 16. 

Lost and Found
Lost and Found items have been placed in the LS entrance way. We have a black coat, a dozen water bottles, handful of sweaters/sweatshirts/gloves, etc. Please have your daughter check out the lost and found if you’re missing something. 


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