The Seventh Grade Carnival

Last Friday was the 30th annual 7th grade carnival. The carnival is an important opportunity that the teachers and parent volunteers provide for the students. The 7th graders learn so many lessons through the process of planning, executing and cleaning up this event. These lessons include such things as working in groups, problem solving, time management, advertising, public speaking, communicating with adults, and even how to mop a floor. In many ways putting on the carnival is a rite of passage for the seventh graders. It is the first time that they, now as upper unit students, serve in a leadership role at the school. They are no longer the students playing the games or having their faces painted. They are now the “older students” running the games and painting the faces. One of my favorite parts of the carnival is seeing the seventh graders in their new role helping the young customers. This group did a great job, encouraging the younger children and making sure that everyone was having a great afternoon. Thanks to everyone who supported the seventh grade and helped them earn their way to Gettysburg this spring.


BACS Picnic (and Charity Fundraiser)

The Bryn Athyn Church School will be having their annual picnic on Friday, September 28th from 5:00-7:30pm at the BACS athletic fields. This traditional gathering has proven to be a nice opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new friends, and welcome new families to our school.

Similarly to last year, in addition to bringing your own picnic dinner you also have the option of purchasing hot dogs, along with chips and water, through our charity fundraiser. The funds we raise from these sales will be given to the Flood Relief Efforts in India, the New Church high school being established in Lesotho and to the Bryn Athyn Church’s emergency relief fund.

We look forward to seeing you at this relaxed, fun-filled evening. All are welcome.


Greg Henderson