February 8, 2016

I must confess to being disappointed by yesterday’s Super Bowl. The Panthers were totally outplayed, the commercials were underwhelming and my snacks/spread failed to satisfy. At least my son was happy. Just as disappointing (though not surprising) was the number of seniors absent today with the “Super Bowl Flu.” I could write something about our “culture of entitlement” at this point, but instead I will simply thank those seniors (and their parents!) who were in school today.

Many of our Chinese students attended a reception at the Head’s residence this afternoon to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The “Year of the Monkey” has begun. It promises excitement and change. Many of the students shared which animal/year they were born in. When it was my turn, they laughed, as apparently all you have to do is give the name of the animal and it indicates your age. In my case, it means “old.”
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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.