Always Learning Newsletter- September & October 2018

Greetings From Epiphany!

Dear Friends,

      Mr. Finley’s sabbatical is coming to an end and a lot has changed since his departure. I am most excited about the opening of the Early Learning Center. On August 31, we received our license to welcome the babies and families to the center and on September 4th our first “class” of infants arrived. These are exciting times at Epiphany School. Our middle school students started their year in fine form with our traditional all-school retreat at the Barbara C. Harris Center. Each year this is a special opportunity for our community to renew connections and build new friendships and collegial bonds in service of ensuring a great year ahead.  

It’s been an inspiring, thrilling September and we cannot wait to witness all that the year ahead holds for our children and families.

The school year is off to a great start! Please come by for a visit. We would love to see you!

                      With Gratitude,

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                       Michelle Sanchez


Corporate Partner Spotlight: Long Wharf Capital LLC

       This month’s spotlight goes to our friends at Long Wharf Capital LLC. Their support has been tremendous! In addition to a generous financial support, fifteen employees paid us a visit in the spring when they rolled up their sleeves and got to work! With the help of our 6th graders, our friends at Long Wharf Capital LLC  filled our 10 raised beds with soil in preparation for spring planting season. Their hard work has paid off, during the summer we were able to harvest a robust array of wholesome veggies, including: tomatoes, kale, beets, lettuce, many varieties of squash, basil, cilantro and other herbs, corn, broccoli, cabbage, and peppers. Because of their dedication and support, our school’s salad bar is well stocked and our students are enjoying scrumptious meals daily.

We are grateful to have the support of Long Wharf Capital, and we can't wait to have them back here at Epiphany!

Epiphany Stars: Graduate Profile

Kelvin Andrade ‘08

      This month’s Epiphany Star goes to [drum roll please]...Kelvin Andrade! Kelvin graduated from Epiphany in 2008. He was introduced to Epiphany by his older cousins who had all attended Epiphany. Kelvin has many happy memories of Epiphany but he says “practicing for the Gala with Mr. Keating is one of my fondest moments at Epiphany. I use the skills he taught me still today.”

After graduating from Trinity Catholic High School, he enrolled in Northeastern University for a year before transferring to Suffolk University to pursue a degree in film studies.

While in college, Kelvin worked at Camp Harbor View during the summer, where he started as the group leader for 13 kids before being promoted to team leader of 8 staff members. He currently produces an online video show every Friday, helps his cousin produce weddings and other events, and is also a freelance videographer.  

This summer, Kelvin volunteered in Epiphany School’s Development Office and was a wonderful addition to the team. Click here to view the video he made showcasing all that happened at Epiphany over the summer. We are fortunate to have people like Kelvin in our community who are willing to roll up their sleeves and give back selflessly!

Learning is Cool: Epiphany Curriculum Highlights

Barbara C. Harris Center Retreat: an Epiphany Tradition

      The school year is off to a great start! On August 30, the entire school went to the Barbara C. Harris Center in New Hampshire for our annual all-school retreat. This trip has been an Epiphany tradition for twenty years. Our students and faculty have the opportunity to renew old friendships and build new bonds to launch the school year. The retreat was full of beautiful moments of community: running together in the woods, swimming, dancing, making tie-dye t-shirts, lighting campfires, and sharing scary stories in the cabins. We know from doing this retreat since Epiphany’s start that these memories will last not only through the school year but through our students’ and teachers’ lives.

Our annual retreat is an important opportunity for all our new students to meet each other for the first time and for our returning students to become reacquainted. Our students also get to break the ice with their teachers and Teaching Fellows, build new friendships, enhance their leadership skills and have fun!

We always look forward to this trip and are grateful for the generosity of our friends at the Barbara C. Harris Center for hosting us each year.

Epiphany News

Read All About It!

     Epiphany School’s Gardening and Kitchen Programs are featured in the most recent edition of Edible Boston. Click here to read the article. Thanks to Chef Sue, Chef Tey, Ms. Inglis, and the rest of the Kitchen and Garden “crew” for providing top notch interviews that helped the reporter capture the essence of Epiphany.  

Please share this article with your friends and family!

Photos by Katie Noble

Thank you for coming to Sunday in the Schoolyard!

     Thank you so much to everyone who attended our 3rd Annual Sunday in the Schoolyard in support of the nutrition and wellness programs at Epiphany School! It was wonderful to have you with us.

By all accounts the event was a huge success. The food was amazing, and most importantly the room was filled with a warm spirit because of YOU! We look forward seeing you next year!

An extra special "thank you" to the many chefs and restaurateurs who generously donated their time, talent and tastings:

Ashmont Grill * Blue Dragon * Chill on Park * Dorset Hall * Homestead * Loyal Nine* Lyndigo Spice * Merengue * Porto * Saloniki Greek * The Blarney Stone * Trade * Zia Gianna

Beverages were generously donated by Harpoon Brewery

Thank you also to our fabulous Host Committee Members:

Jody Adams * Sue Bielamowicz * Cheryl & Joseph Bierwirth * Liesl & Peter Christie *  Adam & Claire Forkner * David Foster * Angela Garcia * Betsey Gifford * Dennis Goldstein & Beth Kressley Goldstein * Victoria Graboys * Gilbert & Karin Herrera * Rawson & Sarah Hubbell * Louisa Kasdon * Dan Mathieu & Tom Potter * George Motley * Adotey Plange * Carol Rugani * Ming & Polly Tsai * Ricalder Valentine * Katharine Walker

Our Rodman Riders do it Again: Thank you St. Dunstan’s!

On September 22, George Motley and five of his fellow parishioners at St. Dunstan’s in Dover rode 25 or more miles in the Rodman Ride for Kids in support of Epiphany School! George Motley has been riding for 15 years and loves doing it!

The Rodman Ride for Kids is an amazing umbrella charity that gives back to organizations like Epiphany that provide opportunities for children all over Massachusetts. When individuals ride or contribute to a rider or team, the gifts are matched by the Rodman organization, thus increasing the impact of each gift. Riders can choose to ride 25, 50 or 100 mile routes. One of the things George likes the most about the ride is that every 20 miles or so there are kids from the various organizations stationed at water stops so you have a chance to interact with the children who are directly benefiting from all those miles. We hope you will be able to join us and the St. Dunstan’s team on the ride next year!

Thank you to George and all of Team Dunstan!

The Dream Team!

The Dream Team!

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