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— Head of School for the Day

Eighth Grader Ryan Tate was our Head of School for the Day on March 17th. He greeted cars at the curb that morning, participated in the Athletics Recognition Assembly, and then announced that there would be no homework the next Monday (and a Pajama Day the following Wednesday!).

Next, Cole met with school administrators and read to the Kindergarteners. He then helped Ms. Sherri with recess duty. He ended his day with a lunch meeting with Dr. Pernambuco-Wise, Mr. Thompson, and two of his friends before heading back to class at 1:00 p.m. Thanks for your service, Ryan!

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— The importance of grandparents in the lives of children

 From our Grandparents’ Circle Steering Committee: Kay Beffa, Diane Sikes, Lilia “Toots” Bromley, Theresa Coughlin and Maryann McGuirk, who have been meeting regularly for the past year to create opportunities to honor and involve our grandparents and special friends in meaningful ways at Sea Crest.

Italian Proverb ~“If nothing is going well, call your grandparents.” As with many proverbs handed down through the generations, this one seems to have some truth!

Grandparents are very important people in the lives of their grandchildren and adult children. “The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is second in emotional importance only to the relationship between parent and child,” according to Dr. Karl Pillemer of Cornell University. Having grandparents involved in the lives of children offers tremendous benefits, for both the grandchildren and the grandparents.

Dr. Pillemer writes, “Research shows that as many as 9 out of 10 adult grandchildren feel their grandparents influenced their values and behaviors. Grandparents transmit to their grandchildren the values and norms of social order.” 

Sea Crest School welcomes grandparents on campus and their active involvement with their grandchildren’s school life – by volunteering in the classroom, on field trips, and in activities planned by our Grandparents’ Circle. We interviewed these wonderful grandparents to learn more about they connect with their grandchildren, what lessons they hope to teach them and if they have some advice to offer other grandparents. Here are some excerpts:

What activities do you do to connect with your grandchildren? 

“We write together, we are writing a book together. We share the love of music, we travel together, (he is) my best pal. I don’t see my older (grandchildren) often, but we communicate.”

“They are paying more attention to texting. If I need to make a connection, I text them. They respond quickly. People complain about texting and new tech, but I like it because it’s instant and an advantage to stay closer.”

“Making yourself available for whatever is needed: pickups, Drs’ appointments… parents are busy. I always try to be there for them.”

“Being on call. He invited me to go to the movies and paid with his card.”

Do you have long-distance grandchildren? How do you connect with them?

“I have 10-12 yr old grandchildren in LA and I created a fund for them. I also gave them a diary to write down how they are using their money. I’m trying to teach them money management.”

“I sent my granddaughters a treasure card. One of them bought an Apple watch. We spoil them, but we teach them.”

“We travel together every year to Tahoe. We create opportunities to have the whole family together if it can happen.”

What values or lessons do you hope to teach your grandchildren?

“Family”

“Social justice”

“Self-confidence”

“They always teach me something.”

“I believe in the Asian philosophy that passing on my values to reflect them who they are. If you are stubborn and passionate, I like to reflect back what you see and teach them to get to know themselves and stand up for who they are. It’s priceless for both.”

What advice do you have for other grandparents?

“Have one-on-one, thoughtful relationships.”

“Give them their own space, especially those (who live) nearby. I always call first.”

“Not to step on the parents’ toes. I’m always careful when giving advice to my grandchildren. You can’t be judgmental.”

“Parents need to vent, but sometimes they are not asking for advice. They are just sharing. They don’t need us to say anything, just listen.”

“Be engaged. This is what we are here for now. Help raise healthy children. Make them feel they are important. Our grandkids’ independence is admirable and deserves respect.”

The relationship between these generations offers an important marker for the kids: “A chance to be aware of themselves in the long generational line of people that led to them! “, said Diane Sikes to conclude the lovely conversation.

— Seussical, The Musical

By Dr. Caleb Goh, Director & Choreographer, Theatre Arts Teacher

Mounting a musical is extremely hard work, from the direction, lighting, sets, sound, casting process, budgeting, costumes, rehearsals, and much more. Through the past few months, all of these students acquainted themselves with the intricacies of musical making, whether they were embracing a technical challenge, or focusing on a task from a performance perspective.

The amount of work that went into the production was monumental, and my hope is that you felt the heart, exuberance, and soul, in every movement made, lyric sung, word spoken, and tear shed. Talent is only part of the equation defining musical greatness. Hard work, resilience, and imagination is what makes a show truly shine.

Through the journey of one intrepid elephant, I hope you felt the joy and heart of each performer and student involved in the musical. The passion of every student, performer, crew member, designer, and engineer played a part in making the magic come alive on stage. “A person’s a person, no matter how small”.

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Seussical, The Musical
Thursday, March 9th – Friday, March 10th
Kohrs Family Center
Sea Crest School


— Thanks to all who helped make Seussical such a success!

Cast List

Seussical CastThe Cat In The Hat: Maya Grant
Jojo: Jess Kammeyer (3/9) / Macy Chase (3/10)
Horton The Elephant: Kai Guevara
Gertrude McFuzz: Shea Wakasa (3/9) / Mayah Johnson (3/10)
Mayzie La Bird: Katherine Geisler
Sour Kangaroo: Cassidy Ott
Young Kangaroo: Kaiya Hanepen (3/9) / Kay Hildebrand (3/10)
Mr. Mayor: Marco Yaque
Mrs. Mayor: Ruby Chase
Bird Girls: Lara Keshav, Sofia Miele, Isabella Murphy, Sadie Nolan, Mari Pokorny, India Polacek
Wickersham Brothers: Connor Johnstone, Roman Miele, Guido Togliatti
Yertle the Turtle: Jakob Gates
Ensemble: Hailey Braun, Renee Casentini, Peyton Daley, Coral Dempsey, Maisie Eliashof, Sydney Franklin, Jakob Gates, Kaiya Hanepen, Kay Hildebrand, Sydney McGuirk, Kate Reeve, Jasmine Standez, Rachel Taillon
Circus Animals: Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade
The Whos: Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade

Behind the Scenes

2017-02-28-Musical-Innovation-Lab-10Backstage Manager: Thomas Freedman
Light Board: Lead- Finn La Guardia, Johnny Brozovich
Sound Board Assistants: Beech Basler, Matthew Cerza
Projection: Cole Ramsey, Michael McCulloch
Hair & Make-up: Leads- Nataly Gijon & Nora Flynn, Iris Grant, Emma Will
Costumes: Mikalee Mauricio, Emma Steadman
Runners: Sean Andrasick, Danielle Lieu, Connor Moore
Lower School Student Supervisors: Mia Ethridge, Sam Knowles, Jensen Tinevez
Set Crew: Lead- Chiara Izzo, Patrick Ginna, Ryan Hildebrand, Aidan Popple, Evan Reeve, Carlos Salazar
Props Crew: Helen Campbell, Geoffrey Guz, Kai Lin, Chase Urban
Ushers: Manny Darrow, Charles Hogg, Sequoyah Klingele

Production Team

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Music Director: Marcus Cooper
Behind the Scenes Instructors: Khalid Birdsong & Patrick Neary
Assistant Producer: Michelle Giacotto
Technical Advisor: Andrew Geller
Sound Technician: Bo Putnam
Set Design Advisor & Videographer: Chris Kammeyer
Set Decor & Prop Design Advisor: Greet Jaspaert
Lighting Design Supervisor: Valerie Clear
Costume Design Advisor: Lisa Claybaugh
Photographers: Regan Daniels & Kate Haley

Volunteers

Thanks to all who helped in so many different ways, from setting up to striking the stage: Ayad Al-Shaikh, Scott Balsitis, Greg Brozovich, Mike Casterline, John Dempsey, Phil Geisler, Greet Jaspaert, Frank Knowles, Gerald Mauricio , Paul Mello, Clara Mello, Steve Pokorny, Sara Polgar, Bob Simmons, Colleen Smith, Frank Vella, Chris Willits… and many more!

We could not have done it without you!

 

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