On the evening of December 19th, the gymnasium was packed with students, parents, alumni, and friends as Waterside celebrated the joy and spirit of the holiday season. The "Home for the Holidays" concert included jazz and seasonal medley selections along with traditional songs. It was truly a magical evening, and the highlight of the holiday season for everyone at Waterside.
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In the spirit of the season, on Tuesday November 26, 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 all. 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. As always, the annual Thanksgiving luncheon reflected the Waterside community's true appreciation and gratitude for the many blessings in their lives.
On September 28th the Waterside Parent Council held its annual parent pot luck bowling event. It was an evening of good times for all.
Saturday, October 21 marked a Waterside fall tradition: the eighth annual Run For Waterside. As it was last year, the race was held in honor of one of Waterside's beloved supporters and an Associate Board member: 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 as they echoed proudly Jeff's deep commitment to the cause. See slideshow
Driven by and believing in the School's mission to provide opportunities for children regardless of income or circumstance, corporate and individual sponsors gave generously to support the event. Garden Catering donated bagels and bananas; Nestlé Waters and Pepsico donated water for runners and all those in attendance; and, ensuring the financial success of the day, over forty corporate and family sponsors supported the cause generously. Adding to the spirit of the day, scores of Waterside alumni were joined by students from many of Waterside's destinations schools - Brunswick, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Country Day, Rye Country Day, Sacred Heart, St. Luke's et al. – to participate happily and celebrate proudly.
The Run For Waterside raised over $400,000 in support of 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 love and memories shared that best defined the day's meaning and success. While the day was understandably bittersweet, the event reflected the joy, kindness and sheer goodness that were the hallmarks of a life lived fully, generously and well. The Run served as a fitting tribute to the absolute finest of souls, reminding all a part of the day of Jeff's belief that, indeed, "It's Cool to be Nice."
River Birch Capital
Waterside School Board of Trustees
Brescome Barton, Inc.
Kaylie Hanson Long
Offit Capital Advisors
Cat Rock Capital
Five Mile Capital
Saks Fifth Avenue
Stone Point Capital
Waterside School Associate Board
Waterside School Faculty
Wheelock Street Capital, LLC
Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey
Greenwich Wealth Management
ASHA by Ashley McCormick
Nancy & Jamie Better
Fulvio & Associates
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
O'Shaughnessy Asset Management
Here are the race results for the 2019 Run For Waterside.