Earlier this week, the Princeton Day School Kindergartners paraded through the Lower School to celebrate Mardi Gras. There were sparkling floats, creative hobby horses (even a unicorn!), decorative masks and costumes, and beads everywhere. Our faculty joined the fun, too, in full costume, and dancing through the halls with the students. Here are some photos from the Mardi Gras parade.
Also happening in the Lower School is a continued focus on leadership, particularly in the 4th grade. Head of Lower School Alesia Klein shared that at last week's assembly, two Upper School student leaders shared their wisdom on leadership with our 4th grade students. "Kate Bennett '18 and Rahul Bhatia '18 captured our students' attention with personal stories and words of advice. They shared definitions of leadership and taught us that there are many different kinds of leaders, and that anyone can be a leader," she wrote in this week's newsletter. Kate and Rahul encouraged the students to always stand up against unkindness and to step up and do what is right. In addition, they reminded our students that leaders stay positive, communicate often, take time to be organized, and use creativity to problem solve. Perhaps most importantly, Kate and Rahul shared stories of times they made mistakes as leaders, and reminded our students that mistakes are opportunities to learn and to show perseverance. Mrs. Klein noted, "We look forward to our fourth graders teaching the rest of our lower school community about leadership."