I can’t believe we are now in the month of March! We have been very busy this year beginning with our Annual MLK Program on January 24th. This was by far the best MLK program we have ever had, and I would like to thank our Quakerism Committee for organizing such a wonderful event. The program left many of us in tears as our precious preschool students sang “We Shall Overcome.”
Last Friday, our middle school students led the All School Meeting as they performed a skit reflecting on the theme from the MLK program, “letting our lives shine in our daily interactions with people.” Nothing touches my heart more than when our children are able to reflect on the meaning and value of their Quaker experience.
Samuel Caldwell once said, “Quaker education represents a unique combination of academic excellence and spiritual depth. A Friends school hopes to offer a community that cares deeply about what kind of persons its members, young and old, are becoming, what goals and motives are effective in their lives, and what their response is to the high calling of being human. They hope to be communities of those who have not only techniques and knowledge, but also a vivid relationship to reality, a hunger for worship, a passion for truth, and the experience of growth in the Light.”
Even though we are just beginning March, we are already thinking about the upcoming school year. We had a very successful “Move Up Night” in which our current families had an opportunity to meet and talk with their student’s teachers for next school year. We have also started our “Walk-in First Fridays” admission event. So, share the word and if you know anyone interested in learning more about our great community, feel free to ask them to drop by on the first Friday of the month from 9am – 3pm. Please don’t forget that re-enrollment contract information was sent for the 2020-21 school year and open enrollment is now underway.
Looking ahead, we have so many exciting events that will be happening within our school community. Please visit the ‘Important Events’ tabs below for more information about each event! We hope that you will make plans to join us for as many as you can! Each day at HPFS is brimming with exciting classroom activity. We hope you will enjoy seeing what is happening not only in your child’s classroom, but also in other classes. Please click “here” to take you into our 'Days at HFPS.'
Remember that March 20th is a teacher workday and as part of this day I am honored to announce that the Executive Director of Friends Council of Education, Drew Smith, will be leading a workshop for our staff.
As always, thank you for being such an important part of our school community! We love our HPFS family and always value your continued support.
In Peace, Darrell
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
We Shall Overcome
This is an excerpt from High Point Friends School meeting to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. His tireless efforts to fight for the betterment of our communities and our country has inspired future generations to carry the torch of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship into the future. We proudly celebrate his legacy as we strive to contribute responsibly to our ever-changing world.