Happy Holidays! Head of School Dana Weeks reflects on the importance of community this holiday season.
One of my favorite things about this time of year is the warm and celebratory spirit that fills our community. Families gather for holiday performances, students push to collect final donations to support our neighbors, and recent graduates and longtime friends join us back on campus, reconnecting with teachers and cheering on our Tigers.
Earlier this month, Joan Countryman—Class of 1958, beloved GFS teacher, and former School Committee member—came to visit and spent a sunny morning with our Kindergarteners. She shared precious moments with Ava Carolina, Class of 2032, exploring the concepts of community and peace. The beautiful exchange you will see in the video above illustrates the GFS tradition of togetherness and the remarkable bond between GFS students, faculty, staff, and families. This is also one of Ava's favorite parts of school, sharing that "Everywhere we go, we go together."
As we depart for winter break and count down the days until the new year, I encourage you to reflect on the individuals within our community who you hold dear—those who have changed your life or that of your children, creating memories that fill you with pride and joy.
I wish you a happy, peaceful holiday season!
Head of School