Family-school partnerships were honored on consecutive Wednesday mornings. Dads & Donuts / Moms & Muffins gave parents and students alike some one-on-one time with each other while fueling-up for the day. Students had an opportunity to meet the parents of their friends while 'What I Love About My Dad/Mom' sheets were completed. An engineering project using marshmallows and spaghetti started a little competition for what pair could build the tallest structure. A good time was had by all.
Today Erie Day School is mourning the loss of Tom Vicary. Tom was a 1955 alumni of the school as well as Board Member and Board Chair. His enthusiasm and love for EDS was evident each time he entered the school. A lasting visual memory was the stained glass door he created with students of Erie Day School. His obituary can be viewed at www.goerie.com/obits.
As the holiday season quickly approaches Erie Day School students and faculty has discussed several of the traditions that make the school so special. Two of the most beloved are the Baskets of Gratitude and the Thanksgiving Feast which are shared by every member of the school community.
To those who are blessed, Thanksgiving is a time when gratitude can be shown by giving to those who have less. Middle and Lower School students built Baskets of Gratitude which were then be given in an act of thanksgiving to those who frequent the Emmaus Soup Kitchen. Over 220 baskets were filled with donated nutritious snacks, toiletry items and hand-written notes for our students. They were packaged, wrapped and delivered on November 20th to the Emmaus Soup Kitchen. Students and faculty then came together in our gymnasium to enjoy the traditional EDS Thanksgiving Feast luncheon, sing traditional Erie Day School songs, and celebrate the holiday. We are very excited for the EDS community to show thanks by giving.
Erie Day School students in Kindergarten—Grade 8 participated in a Walk-a-Thon on behalf of hurricane victims (Harvey and Irma) for the American Red Cross at Frontier Park on October 3rd. Teachers and parents cheered the students on as they walked 2 miles along the outside loop of the park. Erie Day School’s Student Council organized the event which included requests for pledges and donations. With help from teachers, parents and friends, $7,344 was raised and was donated to Pam Masi, NWPA American Red Cross, on October 27th.
Our mission at Erie Day School is to provide a student-centered, diverse, family-oriented environment where children are guided in strengthening their unique academic, artistic and athletic potential. Our highly educated and engaged faculty encourage students to develop international-mindedness as they realize their roles as responsible citizens in a global community.
Erie Day School’s Student Council helps share students' ideas, interest and concerns with faculty and staff. They also help raise funds for community projects, helping others in need. Representatives from Grades 5 through 8 are eligible to participate.