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January 13, 2017: This Weekend's Northwood Invitational

Dear Northwood Families,

I hope you are well. As we come to the end of another busy week, I’d like to take a moment to thank our nursing staff for all of the effort and care they place on keeping us all healthy here at school. We are entering the height of cold and flu season, and they are working so hard to keep us all up and running. It’s not an easy job! We’ve adjusted the hours of the nurses’ office to reflect the needs of students who take morning medications. They will be open starting at 7:00am, as they were during the fall schedule.

The Admission Office shares a reminder that the application deadline for next year is coming up on January 31st. There is still time to navigate the application process, and the Admission Office is happy to help interested candidates. Give them a ring, or stop by and say hello.

Today marks the start of the Northwood Invitational. We are excited to welcome many of you to campus to enjoy the special events this weekend. Please make sure that you are signing your child out with the person on duty in the Clouffice (the teachers’ room adjacent to the Living Room) if you take him/her off campus. Your own child (only) may stay with you off campus overnight. Sign your child out in person or through a call to the Administrator on Duty at 518-524-0745. Dr. Finnerty-Paul and I are sharing this responsibility this weekend.

In addition to all of the excitement at the Olympic Center and the big game against Shattuck St. Mary’s School tonight, we are offering a host of activities this weekend, from a movie bus to town, ski trips to Whiteface and Gore, to a morning yoga class.

Lastly, I want to thank all of this weekend’s organizers- from the Advancement and Athletic Offices to the entire teaching faculty who step in (many on their free weekend) to sell tickets, organize pond hockey games, and help with on-campus events. As always, I am impressed by their generosity.

I leave you with a few photos from Jonathan Olivares’s visit on Monday. Jonathan (of Harvard Graduate School of Design) and two other colleagues in the design industry, inlcuding alumnus Jeffrey Bernett, visited with innovation students on Monday to share feedback on their first prototypes. He also shared a talk at All School Meeting that included his recent revelation that he started in earnest as a designer while sketching his plans for skateboarding shoes in high school.


Enjoy the weekend. Stay warm out there!