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Kensington Labor Day Parade

Everyone loves a parade! The Kensington Labor Day Parade is a chance to show your civic pride and spend the morning with your child. You'll experience the excitement of marching bands, horses, classic cars and the Evergreen School bus. It is a great way to spread the word about our school to thousands of Kensigntoners.

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New Web Site Launched

Evergreen launched the third version of its school webiste on Monday, July 9, 2018.  We are pleased to have worked with our partners at High Rock Studios in Hagarstown, Maryland on the design.  The new site's easy to use navigation and versitility on multiple platforms including desktop and mobile, as well as its ease of maintenance are key attributes. 

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Welcome Kara Stegeman, Director of Admission

We are immensely pleased to welcome Kara Stegeman to Evergreen in the role of Director of Admissions.  Montessori education is Kara's passion. She has been a Montessori Primary teacher at Sunrise Montessori School in Franklin, MA where she was active giving admission tours and school outreach. She holds her Early Childhood credential from the New England Montessori Teacher Education Center.  In addition, she earned a BA from New England College and a MA in Counseling from George Mason...

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Congratulations Elementary Graduates

Words can't convey the intensity of emotion of our Elementary graduation last Friday. Kleenex can.  Two boxes for drying all the tears.   Heartfelt presentations by Mrs. Hatziyannis and Mrs. Hannon captured the remarkable pride, sadness and joy our teachers feel toward our departing graduates-- and the profound friendships among them.  I am grateful and honored that these amazing children and families have been part of our community for the last six years (or more).  The light has now been...

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Parent Association News

At this year's annual Spring Festival, we recognized the wonderful contributions of this year's ESPA leadership team, Rachel Rikleen, Dannielle Hawk, Teri Alexander and Erin Uritus. Next year,  Ritu Virmani (Nadav), Niru Patel (Leela and Anusha) andMelody Goodman (Elena) will join Rachel and Teri on the leadership team.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I would like to express our deepest thanks for all your kindness and support through out the year-- and especially during Teacher Appreciation Week.  We are so grateful for the delicious food, heartfelt cards and beautiful flowers. The poster collages and redecorated faculty room will brighten our days during the months ahead. Thank you for making us part of your children's lives!  Special thanks to our wonderful ESPA Leaders and Appreciation Week...

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Elementary Camping Trip

The annual Elementary class camping trip is a highlight for our students.  The two-day excursion is an important part of our effort to help children develop confidence, independence and resilience.  Overnight trips can be a big step for many children, and I am thankful for Mrs. Hannon and Hatziyannis's commitment to providing such an important experience with care and sensitivity to them.

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Spring Festival 2018

What an amazing Spring Festival!  I am so grateful that so many families and friends came to celebrate with us on Saturday.  For the first time in ten years, the event took place indoors due to rain. The highlights, of course, were our children's performances--we even have a full video available to parents recorded (and edited) by father Michael Perrin.  Special thanks to our music director, Caitlin Garry, for all her leadership and enthusiasm. 

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Our Accomplished Alumni

At the Parent Association (ESPA) meeting last Friday, we had the extraordinary opportunity to hear from a few recent Evergreen alumni, Oliver Foley, Maya Kirsch, Emily Klein and Harry White. These children are now in the fifth through ninth grade at top area schools (St. Anselm’s Abbey, MCPS, Sidwell Friends and Lowell School, respectively).

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Give Light: Winter Festival 2018

In 1957, Martin Luther King said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” While winter is our darkest season and the solstice is upon us, it’s fitting that our Winter Festival theme was Love, Light and Peace.

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