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Book Fair

Friday, December 1      (opens at 8 am)

Grandfriends are welcome to visit the Book Fair. It will be open after breakfast on Friday until 1 p.m.

Welcome to the 2017

Blue School Grandfriends Gathering

Grandfriends are an important part of our community. They hold a deeply valued place in your child’s life and add vibrancy to our school’s DNA. Whether they are a grandparent, relative, caregiver, friend or neighbor, a Grandfriend plays a significant role in your family, and shares their time, love and support with your child.

Every year, the Grandfriends Gathering is one of our most favorite and beloved traditions at Blue School. We welcome you to invite your child’s Grandfriends to join us on December 1, 2017 for a glimpse into a day at Blue School. We are offering a few additional opportunities this year -- tours of the school and an informative session about the campus expansion. Please see below for details.

Please reach out to Sherika Campbell at sherikac@blueschool.org with any questions.


Grandfriends Schedule

 

Schedule for Pre-Primary Families (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4/5A and 4/5B) (Sign Up Here)

  • 8:45 am to 9 am - Registration and Coffee in Lobby
  • 9 am to 9:30 am - Open Classroom
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am - make way to the Commons
  • 9:45 am - Brunch starts
  • 9:45 - 10:15 am - Brunch served
  • 10:15 am - Gina Farrar, Head of School welcome featuring music by Blue School students
  • 10:45 am - Event concludes and Grandfriends are invited to visit the Book Fair
  • Please see below for optional afternoon sessions

 

Schedule for Primary (Kindergarten through 5th Grade) and Middle School (6th Grade through 8th Grade) (Sign Up Here)

  • 8:30 am to 8:45 am - Registration and Coffee in Lobby
  • 8:45 am to 9:30 am - Open Classroom
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am - make way to the Commons
  • 9:45 am - Brunch starts
  • 9:45 - 10:15 am - Brunch served
  • 10:15 am - Gina Farrar, Head of School welcome featuring music by Blue School students
  • 10:45 am - Event concludes and Grandfriends are invited to visit the Book Fair
  • Please see below for optional afternoon sessions

Please note: parents of students in the Tuesday/Thursday 3's (3C's) classroom will receive a separate invitation for Grandfriends opportunities on Thursday, November 30. 


Optional Afternoon Sessions

1:30 - 2pm:  Campus Expansion Informative Session

Curious to know how the Blue School campus expansion will affect your grandchild?

Attend this optional informative talk about the upcoming Blue School campus expansion. Learn more about the new building at 156 William Street, as well as how space in the existing building at 241 Water Street will be used.

2pm - 3pm:  Tour of Blue School

Want to see more of the school? We are offering optional tours on Friday, Dec. 1 prior to pick up. Please note, we will need to limit the size of the tours.


Questions? Please reach out to:

Sherika Campbell, Advancement Associate at sherikac@blueschool.org or +1 (212) 228-6341 (ext. 121)

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sherika Campbell, Advancement Associate at sherikac@blueschool.org or +1 (212) 228-6341 (ext. 121)

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Sign Up a Grandfriend

Please fill out this form so we know who to expect on the morning of Dec. 1. For security reasons, we can not allow anyone into the classrooms who is not on the list.  If someone arrives but  is not listed, we will need to call home for confirmation. That will delay the time your child(ren) and their Grandfriend have together.

Please sign up by Monday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. The sign up will be closed at that time.

Your Grandfriend will not receive a separate invitation from the school. They will, however, receive an itinerary email with general arrival information and schedule.