By Jenna Poppell
As Middle and Upper School students prepare for midterms, the fun is just beginning at the Lower School! On Dec. 20 at 9 a.m., Lower School students are performing their annual holiday singalong. Grades include pre-kindergarten all the way up to fifth!
Amanda Ferwerda, one of the Lower School music teachers, explained that some classes have been practicing music for the singalong for weeks. “We have a wide variety of Christmas, Winter, and Hanukkah songs,” she said. It is expected the singalong will last 45 minutes to one hour. Unlike in previous years, no instruments will be played, with the exception of piano played by the other Lower School music teacher, Erin Cushing.
“After the singalong, most of the students will play outside, while the room parents [set up] for the holiday parties,” explained Michelle Mills, Director of the Lower School. Students do not need to bring a lunch/snack because dismissal is at 11:45 a.m. and there will be plenty of food at the holiday parties.
“There really isn’t time for academics on this day, so many of our students do not bring their backpack,” Mills noted. “For most of the students, Friday will be a pajama day, with the exception of the fifth grade, who has ugly sweater day,” she continued.