On Tuesday night, the 4th and 5th graders helped kick off the holiday season by singing some Christmas carols at the 8th annual Harbor Point Tree Lighting in Commons Park. Cheered on by many parents and community members, the students started the event bringing a little holiday cheer singing "This Christmas," as well as "Dreaming of a Blue Christmas," an original blues medley of some holiday favorites.
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On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders went on a field trip to Greenwich Academy where they met the renowned author, Matali Perkins. She presented her journey as an immigrant in America as well as her unique perspective on the art of storytelling. The Greenwich Academy and Waterside students worked together to create a work of art inspired by Matali Perkinsí book, "Rickshaw Girl."
On Tuesday November 20, the Waterside community celebrated its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Students and faculty gathered in the gym to give thanks, and the School's beloved chef, Ingrid Moore, prepared a traditional feast for over 200 guests. Instead of sitting with their own classes, students dispersed among the long, family style tables; younger students ate and visited with older students, and family members and faculty members served and joined the children for the meal. Every class contributed to the feast as well- students made everything from placemats to centerpieces to goodie bags. As always, the annual Thanksgiving luncheon reflected the Waterside community's true appreciation and gratitude for the many blessings in their lives.
Saturday, October 20 marked Waterside's favorite fall tradition: the seventh annual Run For Waterside. This year, the race was especially meaningful, as the race was held in honor of one of Waterside's beloved associate board members: Jeffrey Hammond Long. Jeff was the finest of young men; a devoted son; a loving husband; the truest of friends; and a force behind the creation of the event itself. Over a thousand people ran, walked, and cheered, many of whom only learned of Waterside School through Jeff's deep commitment to the cause.
Driven by the school's mission to provide opportunities for children regardless of circumstance, corporate and local sponsors gave generously to support the event. Serendipity donated advertising for the race; Saks Fifth Avenue provided water; and Garden Catering donated bagels and bananas for all in attendance. Ensuring the financial success of the day were over forty corporate and family sponsors. Additionally, students from many of Waterside's destinations schools - Brunswick, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Country Day, St. Luke's et al. - participated happily and proudly.
The Run For Waterside raised over $500,000 to create the Jeffrey Hammond Long Scholarship Fund, ensuring that Jeff's example and spirit will be shared with the children of Waterside forever. Beyond the throng of supporters, it was the spirit of the morning and the love and memories shared that best defined the day's success. While the day was bittersweet for many, the event truly reflected the joy, kindness and sheer goodness that defined a life fully and generously lived. The Run served as a fitting tribute to the absolute finest of souls. See slideshow
River Birch Capital
Waterside School Board of Trustees
Brescome Barton, Inc.
Cat Rock Capital
Offit Capital Advisors
Waterside School Associate Board
Five Mile Capital
Horse Island Asset Management
Saks Fifth Avenue
S & L Marx Foundation
Stone Point Capital
Waterside School Faculty
Wheelock Street Capital, LLC
Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey
Greenwich Wealth Management
KSL Capital Partners
Glenn & Hal Shaw
Genz & Associates
Jeffrey R. Jay Family
O'Shaughnessy Asset Management
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