Ross School celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 14 with acts of kindness and sharing, community service, arts and crafts projects, and delicious treats.
At the Lower School, in-class celebrations took place in every grade. Pre-Nursery and Nursery students enjoyed the sweets and balloon decorations supplied by class parents while they made giant Valentines and cards for their friends and family. “We are especially grateful to Genie Egerton-Warburton, Catherine Lignelli and Victoria Stokes for helping us with the Pre-N and Nursery celebration,” said Pre-N teacher Laura Engel.
Nicole Magro’s first graders celebrated Valentine's Day with a book exchange. Each child chose a book from their book shelf at home for another student in class. They wrote a note telling their friend why they chose to give them a particular book. “They loved it! Their faces lit up with excitement as they opened their books,” Nicole said. Shannon Timoney's second graders made salt dough heart necklaces for a special someone in their class. Each student made a necklace for another friend and wrote them a kind note.
Third graders made valentines for the Southampton Town Senior Center, and the fourth grade completed their moon journals with special poems.
The fifth grade prepped for a service learning project by watching a video about the Yaowawit School, a home founded for children orphaned by the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, and the sixth grade made cards to send to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
At the Upper School, students, faculty, and staff exchanged candy, cards and fun. Teacher Carrie Clark’s Entrepreneurship class organized special flower deliveries to spread feelings of love and friendship, as well as to raise money for future school projects.
“Collecting, tagging and prepping the flowers during our recent snowstorm was a fun challenge, but with Cupid’s help, we provided an uplifting service to the community,” Carrie said.
The Café staff also served up holiday fun with inspirational quotes and heart-shaped cookies.