Wednesday, October 3 was a very nice day. The weather was seasonably warm and the sun made the autumn leaves particularly beautiful. But the most wonderful thing about the day was that many Forman students enjoyed the company of their grandparents and some special family friends, an annual event at Forman that is a true highlight of every fall.
After a morning of visiting classrooms and then lunch, the visitors gathered in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Head of School Adam K. Man, Assistant Head of School Mike Kowalchick, and Assistant Head of School for Advancement Justin Solomon offered welcoming remarks and reminded the guests of how grateful Forman is for their support.
The presentation also featured a performance with Music Teacher Mr. Cattey, on piano, leading student singers Ahlon Harkness ‘19, Olivia Minor ‘19, and Emme Woolley ‘19 in a selection of classic songs. Woolley sang “Stars Fell on Alabama,” the group sang “Little Girl of Mine,” and they closed with a lovely rendition of “All I Have to Do is Dream.”
Senior Henry Lautch welcomed his grandparents, Jane and Peter Barrett, who traveled from Seattle, WA. They attended Henry’s US History class, sailing practice, and then went with a few friends to Arethusa for ice cream. Phillip and Donna Satow spent the day with their grandson, Jackson Satow ‘19, who gave them a personal tour of the Arts Center.
To cap the day off, the Boys’ Varsity Soccer team hosted The Williams School from New London, CT. Forman won 3-0, Will Brooks '20 led the team with two goals and Nate Lehner '19 had two assists and one goal.
“Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day is by far the happiest day of the year on Forman's campus,” said Liz Funk, Director of Parent Programs. “We had almost 200 guests on campus, many flying in from far away places to spend the day with our students. There is nothing quite like the love between a grandparent and a grandchild. We all felt it on Wednesday and cannot wait until next year.”
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