Dear Parents,

Tomorrow is one of my favorite traditions at Powhatan, our annual Carol Sing.

A tradition like Carol Sing reinforces our value of community. This musical gift of the season brings families together and provides a common experience shared by generations of students, parents, grandparents, and faculty at Powhatan. It is also a wonderful time to pause, reflect, and remember what is truly important to cherish and celebrate at this time of the year.

I am extremely thankful for our families who make up this wonderful school community. When one thinks of the adults who make a difference in this community I don’t just think of faculty, I think also of our parents. I’ve been amazed at how many parents and past parents we’ve had on campus in just the past two weeks. Between the Parent’s Association, Appreciative Inquiry groups, volunteers for Network and Nosh, attendees at class plays and functions, and especially the parents who assisted with the Hour of Code, we’ve seen well more than a hundred of you on campus in just a short amount of time. The bonds between the school and our parents are one of the things that makes the Powhatan Experience more meaningful.

The Hour of Code volunteers helped us pull off an amazing week for all of our students to explore technology. Please listen in to the podcast above as I connect with Mrs. Miller, the educational technology teacher, and discuss learning, technology and the Hour of Code.

Thank you for all of the time you give to enhance your child’s educational experience and I hope you all have a wonderful Winter Break and restful Holiday Season!

Sue Scarborough
Head of School

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