A Message From Mrs. Forgette

December 31, 2017

I hope you and your family have enjoyed a restorative holiday break. December saw a flurry of school-wide events from recognizing Taylor Friend as this year's Chrisy Dickerson award recipient, to Hackathon, to our day filled with activities celebrating the life of Jane Austen, to our annual Lessons and Carols performance by our choir, orchestra and band, passion for learning was abundant.

Thank you all for your generosity during December. We donated 50 bottles of hand lotion and 63 pairs of socks for residents at Harris Hill Nursing Home as well as 90 - 100 wrapped Christmas gifts to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy for their Christmas give away to children and adults.

To the kids at the Charter School of Inquiry, we donated 120 gently used or new stuffed animals to love. The St. Vincent de Paul Society picked up hundreds of Angel Tree toys for boys and girls under 12, and they were distributed through 20 different churches and community organizations with a preference to help the children displaced from Puerto Rico, who have recently come to Buffalo.

As I read this report, "Turning the Tide," from Harvard's Making Caring Common initiative signed by college admissions officers from across the country, I was reassured that our Nardin girls' focus on meaningful ethical and intellectual engagement grounded in our founders' charism is so valuable.

On this New Year's Eve, I am excited about what 2018 holds starting with the screening of the educational documentary,Most Likely to Succeed, for our faculty on our Jan. 2professional development day. Stay tuned for an announcement of our community screening of the documentary which highlights project-based learning in 21st century classrooms.

Better Together,

Adrienne L. Forgette