Lake Forest Country Day School notes
Updated: January 14, 2013 2:24PM
The LFCDS community joined together to celebrate the season and express thanks at a special Thanksgiving gathering on Nov. 20. The annual all-school assembly focused on community, friendship, and giving back to one’s community as classes came to the event bearing gifts of food and supplies for the C.O.O.L. Food Pantry in Waukegan. Eighth-grade students reflected on the meaning of being thankful, fourth-grade students presented “Where I’m From” poems reflecting their heritage, and performances from Lower School Students, the Upper School chorus, and the Upper School symphonic ensemble rounded out the assembly.
Winter fun fest
Families from the local community with children ages two through six are invited to join Lake Forest Country Day School Early Childhood Center (ECC) teachers and families for a Winter Fun Fest on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Winter-themed stories and fun activities are planned for the informal afternoon event, with milk and cookies. Families interested in attending the event should RSVP to email@example.com by end of day on Nov. 28.
Sixth-grade student Natalie Regan recently won the art contest to design the button for the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff tree lighting ceremonies. Natalie was congratulated by Mayor James Cowhey of Lake Forest on Nov. 23, shortly before the Christmas tree in Market Square was lit for the season.
Winter band concert
The Upper School Band will present a Winter Band Concert that is open to the public on Dec. 7 from 7–8:30 p.m.
Connor Pan, an eighth-grade student was honored in late October at a national medal ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (JHU-CTY). Pan was among the more than 900 U.S. and international students invited to the ceremony, and was honored for being in the top percentile of the seventh- and eighth-grade students who tested through CTY.