We at AGC have a lot to be thankful for. Our students are well fed, educated, encouraged, and protected from the harsh weather and realities of the world outside. For this, they reward us with incredible creativity, diligence, and care for each other and the world. We’d like to highlight a few of the things that have inspired thankfulness this week.
A Visit from Bernie’s Book Bank
Our friends at Bernie’s Book Bank delivered 400 bags of books this morning, a set of age-appropriate books for every single student at our school. Rather than contribute to classroom libraries, Bernie’s makes gifts of literature to individual students – thousands in the Chicagoland area. This facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of books to significantly increase book ownership.
AGC’s Annual Art Show and Sale
Last night, parents, staff, siblings and community members attended the annual art show sale hosted by Ms. Mares’s drawing and painting club, enjoying and purchasing original art works, including a very popular series of giant pizza slice paintings to accompany tasty pizza pies from our dear Chef Eddie and Julia!
Middle School Shares a Meal
AGC’s middle school students gathered today to celebrate Thanksgiving with a potluck meal in their classrooms. Their kindness, energy and individuality inspires us every day.
A Botanical Market
This semester, AGC’s School Garden Coordinator, Corenna Roozeboom, has been teaching a Botanical Science Elective for 6th and 7th graders. Last night, Botanical Science students presented some of what they’ve learned at a Botanical Market, where they sold natural home and health products, like Herbal Cough Drops ($1/bag), Lavender Eye Pillows ($2.50/each), and Natural Acne Astringent ($1.25.) Ms. Roozeboom reports this morning that all that is left of their stock are a couple lotion bars. Great work, Botanical Scientists!
From all of us at AGC, Happy Thanksgiving!