Read the complete issue of the Fall 2012 Link newsletter.
By Jim Alexandre P’06,’08,’11,’13; Haverford, PA
President, Deerfield Parents Network
One aspect of Deerfield that I’ve come to appreciate as our fourth child to attend enters her senior year is the context the school gives to traditions. There are so many things that link Deerfield students to what has gone before, but the leadership of the institution never stops asking, “What could we do differently—what ‘traditions’ for future members of the Deerfield family will we be glad we initiated today?” (more…)
By Julie Alexandre P’06,’08,’11,’13; Haverford, PA
This fall Amie Creagh succeeds Toby Emerson as the Dean of Students, after serving as an Assistant Dean for five years. Since coming to Deerfield in 1999 she has also worked in the Admissions Department, taught Spanish, and coached field hockey and lacrosse. Amie is a graduate of Andover, where her father was the Dean of Students, and Haverford College. She and husband Brendan, a science teacher and hockey and soccer coach, are the parents of two young children. (more…)
By Cate Magennis Wyatt P’14; Waterford, VA
I suspect you remember it like yesterday.
The first time you turned off Route 5 and 10, into Deerfield, and caught your breath as you rolled down the elm-lined street that has welcomed visitors for centuries. You’ll recall wishing you could freeze-frame each glimpse. You slowed your approach to absorb the architecture that evoked tradition, constancy, stability, and hundreds of years of stories to explore. (more…)
By Kelly Pasciucco P’10,’13; Greenwich, CT, and Phyllis Powers P’09,’13; East Sandwich, MA
The Deerfield Parents Network is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the second Annual Bulb Planting on Saturday, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. during Parents Fall Weekend. As part of our First Link Program, we will once again connect new families with current Deerfield parents by gardening together in carefully laid-out areas on campus. Our first planting was tremendously successful, as evidenced by the friendships fostered that autumn morning and the colorful daffodils and tulips that bloomed in the spring. (more…)
By Sharon Macey P’14; Wilton, CT
STRESS!!! We all live with it, as do our kids. Because it is such a hot-button topic, some 85 parents attended a Parent-to-Parent Panel over Parents Spring Weekend entitled Stress: Real or Perceived? Deerfield Parents Network President Jim Alexandre moderated the panel, which featured school counselors Dr. Stuart Bicknell and Dr. Sheila Fritz and Kristin Loftus, health issues teacher. Here is a recap of the presentation: (more…)
By Peggy Harris P’10,’13; Amherst, NH
Chances are that if your child is on a Deerfield sports team, you’ve seen a game or two. Events are held during both fall and spring parent weekends, and you may have even experienced the excitement of Choate Day. But, did you know that in addition to watching athletes compete, there are also opportunities to see some pretty amazing artists, musicians, dancers, singers and actors at Deerfield? (more…)