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November 13, 2014

I bet I can stop your breath for a second. Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. Christmas is a mere six weeks away. Ok, now that you have shaken your head a little and restarted your heart in marveling how quickly the year is going by, I thought this would be a great time to highlight the variety of special events that are happening at Rivermont over the next few weeks.

 

November 18th - Ballet Quad Cities is hosting a workshop titled Dance Me A Story: Exploring Literature Through Ballet in Central Hall from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a great interactive and fun event for children to experience the arts through dance and music. See the write-up below for more details.

 

November 24th - Festival Of Trees at the River Center in Davenport. Rivermont's Middle/Upper School Strings Ensemble, Band and Choir will perform at this time-honored holiday event on center stage from 10:00-10:50 am.

 

November 26th - Grandparents and Special Friends Day. The doors open at 8:00 am for this wonderful Rivermont tradition. Information packets were mailed to families earlier this week so check your mailboxes. Please note that this is an Early Dismissal day with no afterschool care being provided.

 

December 4th - Rivermont's Winter Concert is on at 7:00 pm. A great opportunity to celebrate the season with performances by the 4th/5th grade Band, Middle/Upper School Band and Choir, and our Strings Ensemble.

 

December 13th - Rivermont's Open House is from 4:00-7:00 pm. The mansion shines with glitter and lights as we open our doors to the Quad Cities community. Please stop by for light refreshments and a tour of the mansion.

 

Amongst all the holiday festivities we have a number of basketball games and tournaments, Middle and Upper School Robotics tournaments, Junior Achievement Biz Town for 4th and 5th graders, a myriad of school field trips, and of course finals and the end of the semester on December 19th. I think all we needs is a partridge in a pear tree to round it all out.

 

On a more serious note however, there is always a tremendous amount of anxiety and stress around the holidays. Please be careful and safe running from place to place and event to event. It helps once in a while to simply stop, catch your breath and appreciate the wonder of the season.

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