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PBS community celebrates the first day of school

Michael Lavigne Jr., Communications Manager

The Gazette is Phillips Brooks School’s weekly parent newsletter. Each week, the lead article from the Gazette is cross-posted here on the PBS Blog.

This morning, the faculty and staff of Phillips Brooks School were thrilled to open our doors to 293 bright-eyed and eager students – from preschoolers and pre-Kindergarteners just starting their educational journey in the Early Learning Center to our 5th-graders stepping into their new roles as leaders on campus. Enjoy some photos (or upload your own!) on the Photography Portal [current families only].

The start of each new school year is marked by so many different emotions – anticipation, excitement, and even a little uncertainty, for kids and grown-ups – but we are ready for all that 2017–2018 will bring.

We hope that students and parents enjoyed plenty of family time together over the summer and are feeling ready for another great year.

Our faculty has spent their summers re-energizing for the year, taking classes, going to professional-development conferences, and preparing their curricula for the start of the year.

Our facilities team has been hard at work all summer renovating and repainting and enhancing our learning spaces.

Our administrative team and staff have been busy, too; Scott’s ENGAGE published last Wednesday has more to say on that.

And today, all of that work and anticipation came to fruition as we came together to celebrate the start of a new year. Perhaps the calendar hasn’t changed and we’re not all sharing resolutions with one another, but today marks an important beginning nonetheless.

All the best to everyone for the 2017–2018 school year. It’s going to be a great one.

Michael Lavigne Jr. joined the PBS team as Communications Manager in 2016 after serving in a similar role at St. James’ Episcopal School in Los Angeles. He cut his professional teeth at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., his high school alma mater. Michael is also a karaoke and musical theater enthusiast. (Musical-theater karaoke might be his favorite.)

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