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GVS Parent 和 Author Neha Bajaj Speaks to 学生 for Autism Acceptance Month

为了纪念自闭症接受月, GVS 较低的学校 students were treated to a special presentation by Neha Bajaj, 一个GVS家长(内特), 二年级),著有 诺亚紧张的一天. The occasion was not just about sharing a story; it was a 庆祝活动 of neurodiversity, 个性, 和 fostering a more inclusive environment.

Bajaj began her presentation by explaining the process behind her heartwarming book as she guided students through the ins 和 outs of writing, 修改, 和说明, all of which contributed to bringing Noah's world to life. Diving into her own journey as a writer, Bajaj revealed a secret: she is an avid reader, just like many of the students before her.

正如巴贾吉读到的 诺亚紧张的一天 aloud, she painted a vivid picture of some of the challenges faced by individuals with autism. 透过诺亚的眼睛, students began to underst和 a life filled with sensory overload, 社会的复杂性, 和 the profound emotions that shape his daily life. Bajaj explained how Noah's story isn't just about autism; it's about underst和ing 和 embracing differences, 和 fostering empathy in our community.

The heart of the story lies within Noah's journey of self-discovery. As he navigates through his intense emotions 和 sensory experiences, he learns to appreciate the unique bond he shares with his brother, 肖恩, 谁面临着类似的困难. 通过他们的联系, readers witness the power of acceptance, 同情, 还有家人坚定不移的支持.


The 2nd Grade Shines in Portrayal of 彩虹乌鸦

Anticipation filled the Harris 剧院 for the 2nd Grade's performance of 彩虹乌鸦—a Lenape Native American legend that tells the story of a crow with brilliantly colored feathers who 牺牲s his beauty to bring warmth 和 light back to his freezing, 黑暗的世界. 

Directed by music teacher Jess Beja 和 supported by the creative talents of art teacher Brigid Coffey 和 music director Kayla Sorenson, the stage was certainly set for a magical journey bringing nature to life.

校长博士. Jesse Dougherty set the tone with words of encouragement, praising the students' collaborative spirit 和 their dedication to portraying characters with finesse. 当年轻演员们各就各位时, their faces lit up with smiles 和 their enthusiasm was palpable in the waves exchanged with the audience.

Coffey’s skillful set design transported the audience into the heart of nature, setting the perfect backdrop for this legendary tale. Accompanied by Sorenson's wonderful talent on the piano, the students—dressed as creatures from the story—sang with gusto, filling the theater with melodies that captured the essence of the story. 

From playful Mice to Sky Spirits crowned with rays of sunshine to Crows adorned with rainbow-feather boas, each child embodied their character 和 narrated their lines with pride 和 confidence. 通过乌鸦的旅程, 无私的主题, 牺牲, 和 the importance of community 和 the environment resonated deeply, leaving a lasting impression on all who watched.

As the final notes of "Over the Rainbow" faded into a roaring applause, it was a clear testament to the students' hard work 和 dedication. 

Additional thanks goes to Head of 较低的学校 Heather Wagner; our 2nd Grade team: Lisa Del Prete, 克里斯蒂娜龚, Takesha格雷厄姆, 和 Helen Yu-Holguin; our technology extraordinaire Danielle Maggi; the music 和 art departments; photographer 和 videographer Chloe Johnson; 和 all of the enthusiastic attendees in the audience.

A Touchdown Talk: A Glimpse into the Strategy of the NFL with William 邓

GVS parent William 邓 spoke to Upper School students about his role as Head of Corporate Strategy at the National Football League (NFL), offering a captivating glimpse into the inner workings of the renowned sports organization. 

邓, father to Marshall (Pre-K) 和 Wyatt (2nd Grade), kicked off his presentation with an exclusive peek into a video produced annually by NFL Films, taking students on a journey through the exhilarating highlights of this past football season. 学生 were on the edge of their seats as play-by-play moments unfolded on screen, garnering some pronounced “oohs 和 aahs” along the way.

更深入, 邓 shared insights into the elite world of the NFL, explaining the rigorous process of actually securing a spot on an NFL roster as a player, 0完成的壮举.0.005%的有希望的人. 带着一点幽默, 他打趣地说, "如果你想加入NFL, taking my path might just be the easiest route."

But 邓's path wasn't without its own twists 和 turns, likening his journey to Sheryl Crow's "Everyday is a Winding Road." Prior to assuming his current role in 2023, 邓 spent eight years in the NFL’s Media Strategy & Business Development group, spearheading various media partnerships. With a background in finance 和 strategy from esteemed institutions such as Goldman Sachs, 国际品牌集团, 和克林顿基金会, 邓的学历是B。.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 和 an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

深入研究引人入胜的统计数据, 邓 revealed football's status as America's favorite sport, capturing the hearts of 70% of the population, with NFL programming ranking 93rd among the top 100 programs—和 continuing to grow globally. Also on the rise, is the NFL's Flag Football League, now a part of the LA Olympics in 2028.

Highlighting the NFL's staggering $20 Billion annual revenue stream from media, 门票销售, 事件, 商品, 和赞助, 邓 offered students a glimpse into the multitude of career opportunities within the NFL, 生成策略, 内容制作, 法律, 及以后.

With a focus on his role as Head of Corporate Strategy, 邓简化了“战略”这个词,将其定义为设定目标, 和 then creating a plan to achieve that goal. His specific responsibilities include identifying trends, setting goals around long-term growth potential, 和 ensuring everyone stays on task 和 works together. From enhancing game safety 和 excitement to engaging the next generation of fans, 邓's strategic vision encompassed every facet of the NFL's operations.

在关闭, 邓 imparted invaluable advice on the power of networking, 弹性, 和自我发现, urging students to embrace failure as a stepping stone to success. “Always listen, work hard, learn your strengths, 和 don't be afraid to fail 和 try again.”

他的话在空气中萦绕, students departed with newfound inspiration 和 a deeper underst和ing of the NFL's inner workings.

GVS Book Fair: Where Reading Becomes an Adventure

Green Vale hosted its annual Book Fair on 4月il 8-12 in the Cheryl Webb Gymnasium.

健身房似乎活跃起来了, 像各种形状的书一样, 大小, 流派在表格中排列, their colorful covers calling curious minds to explore. 学生 from Pre-Nursery to 8th Grade entered the Book Fair 和 their eyes lit up with excitement at the sight of so many books waiting to be discovered.  

Throughout the week, students browsed the aisles, eager to find their next favorite read. The Book Fair concluded with a gr和 finale at 爷爷奶奶 & Friends Day—as the students enjoyed one last go-around to take home their literary treasures.

A heartfelt thank you to all volunteers, especially co-chairs Susie Anderson 和 Maria Lustig, who worked hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly. 

The Book Fair at Green Vale was is more than just a chance to buy books—it is an opportunity to foster a love of reading 和 discover new stories. 这周末之前, students left the Book Fair with arms full of books 和 hearts full of excitement for the adventures that awaited them within the pages.

Uniting Generations: 格林维尔的祖父母 & 朋友节庆祝活动

格林维尔的祖父母 & Friends Day is a cherished occasion where the school community comes together to celebrate the bond between generations 和 the enduring 朋友hips that enrich our students' lives.

星期五早上, 4月12日, 家庭, 朋友, 亲人们聚集在校园里, greeted by the welcoming smiles of students, 老师, 和工作人员. 一整天, classrooms buzzed with activity as students eagerly shared their latest projects 和 school experiences with their special guests. 

From colorful art displays to h和s-on math lessons, each classroom offered a glimpse into the vibrant learning environment that defines Green Vale. The Book Fair added to the excitement, offering a chance for book lovers of all ages to discover new literary gems.

当活动接近尾声时, gratitude filled the air as thanks were extended to all who had contributed to its success. From the dedicated 老师 to the hardworking staff, it was clear that teamwork had made the day memorable for all involved.

展望未来, there was a sense of anticipation for the future, filled with more moments of connection, 庆祝活动, 分享快乐. 爷爷奶奶 & Friends Day not only brought us together, it reaffirmed the bonds that bound us as a community 和 filled our hearts with gratitude for the love 和 support that surrounds us each 和 every day.