Director’s Letter

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From Our Director...

Dear New and Returning Families, Staff and Geneva Friends:

Happy September and welcome to the beginning of Geneva Day School’s 52nd academic year! Geneva thanks you for entrusting the School you’re your precious children. We take this responsibility seriously and plan to make this a great year of learning and fun for all. By working collaboratively with you, we can provide the most appropriate education program for each student.

We look forward to also welcoming new and returning students and families on the first few days of school.  The GPA and the School are hosting

Parent Coffees on the first two days of school right after drop-off on September 5 and 6 at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.  We also hope to see all our families at the annual Welcome Back Social on September 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. outside on the parking lot and playground for popsicles and pizza. And mark your calendars for Back-to-School Night on September 13. Teachers will be confirming times classroom meetings and the all-school meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Over the summer, the School underwent a number of enhancements to our facilities and grounds thanks to some wonderful grants Geneva received. You may notice brighter, more energy-efficient lights and more automatic light sensors were installed throughout, storm management improvement, additional plantings and more. New to the Children’s Garden are four wooden teepees. These will facilitate small group work in science, art and other environmental projects. We are excited to see what your children think of them! As always, all classrooms benefitted from painting, floor buffing, carpet cleaning, and minor repairs before welcoming our students.

Everyone is now ready to welcome this year’s students and begin the exciting process of teaching and learning! We hope that you enjoy meeting the teaching teams and exploring classes with new educational materials.  On that note, though staff changes are rare at Geneva, we do have a few staff updates to share. Geneva is excited about each and believes that all exemplify the philosophy and practices of the school.

Please Feel free to stop by and visit with your teachers after school or with me in the front office any time when you have questions. We are all interested in being the best that we can!

Warm regards for a great new school year,

Suzanne Funk