A great year of school is underway! The children have settled in rather quickly and are becoming comfortable working and playing with their new classmates. We are pleased to have many returning families with us this year and also to have a fantastic group of new families joining our school community. Welcome!
Each year, during the first weeks of school, the teachers ask me to lead our morning Meeting. This serves multiple purposes: First, it allows the teachers to sit with the children and establish routines for Meeting that will carry through the year. Second, it affords me an opportunity to learn the name of every child in the school, which is an important step toward my goal of developing a personal relationship with each child. Meeting very quickly becomes a treasured part of the day. Singing with the children, reading a favorite story, allowing the children to answer queries related to our reading and those precious few moments when we “bring down the silence” helps all of us to get centered and ready for school. While wiggles (and occasionally giggles) are part of our Meeting, there is also plenty of learning taking place: we practice attentive listening, silent reflection, taking turns and finding our voices. We also participate in simple celebrations of birthdays or other events that strengthen our bonds as a school community.
I am grateful that you have chosen Fairville Friends for your child’s early years of schooling, and I look forward to sharing many wonderful moments with your family throughout the year--including Meeting for Worship!
We invite you to join us for Meeting for Worship any weekday morning from 9:00-9:20. We're certain that you'll find it a delightful way to start your day!