Today was a big day at Hunnewell. All of the Hunnewell musicians showed up to play, and I give a special shout-out to our fifth graders who showed their commitment and ownership of our CARE values!
The spring concert was exceptional! Russell Wilson and our own, Katie Dexter, got 150% from the Hunnewell and Sprague musicians this morning. It is such a treat to spend the first hour of your day entertained by the orchestra, the band, and the fifth grade chorus! When I was walking back to my office, a second grader said to me, “Mrs. Quirk that was the best concert I have ever been to. I am going to play an instrument. It’s just so happy.”
A special honor was given to fifth grader, Louisa Cook. Katie recognized her with “The Triple Threat” award for performing in the band, orchestra, and chorus. Ms. Dexter has decided to recognize students committed to the performing arts in all three disciplines with an award and their name engraved on a plaque that will hang in the music room, a wonderful tribute to those Hunnewellers who commit themselves to the performing arts!
If that is not enough, after school, our fifth graders got to work manning a car wash to raise money for Flying Kites, a charity committed to educating children out of poverty, increasing gender equality and promoting economic sustainability. They should feel incredibly proud of how hard they worked to make the world a better place. Thank you to our fifth grade parent coordinators, Kelly VanBiert, Deb Berger, and Lisa Collins, for organizing the event.
While we all feel the craziness that comes with the end of the school year, today was a tribute to all of the hard work of our students, teachers, and parents! We make a great team!