Photo from the article in Seven Days, taken by Kevin J. Kelley
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For the past several years, Rock Point School has been hosting yoga classes taught by the awesome Erica Lustgarten! Our students and staff have been able to join classes and Erica has loved using our space. This year, we decided to make yoga and mindfulness even more of a part of our curriculum! With our academic classes starting later in the day (10:15), Erica has been able to offer yoga class twice a week in the morning (9:15-10:15) and a mindfulness/yoga walk once a week! This class is taught as an elective and students are loving the option to start their day with physical fitness and meditation. Studies have shown that yoga can improve students' behavior, health and academic performance, as well as their self-confidence. Erica has added some creativity to her class, including a blindfolded session and yoga on the beach! We are loving this addition to our electives program and look forward to finding other ways to bring mindfulness into our curriculum.
Our Fall Parents' Weekend is coming October 22nd-25th and we couldn't be happier to welcome our students' families back to Rock Point. For many of our families, it will be the first time they have seen each other in six weeks! We look forward to sharing what we have been up to and having families see the growth students are already experiencing this year. The weekend kicks off with a parent gathering at CJ's, our Head of School's, home on Thursday evening, followed by teacher conferences and a school wide meeting on Friday. Saturday morning brings our Ooky Spooky 5k and we hope families will bring costumes to join the race!
The Ooky Spooky race is just around the corner! Saturday, October 24th come join us at 9 am (registration begins at 8am) for a spooktacular run! Each year, we host this fun, costumed, 5k race to benefit COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter). Families and children of all ages are welcome! There is also a "fun walk," for people interested in exploring the Rock Point property and watching the race. As usual, prizes will be given for best costumes, as well as those with the best time in each category. The course is an all-terrain adventure on trails, the bikepath, and the beach.
This year we are welcoming several new staff members! At the end of last year, we said goodbye to some truly excellent Residential Educators. Courtney, Selina, and Joe have gone on to graduate programs around the country and all are continuing their work in Human Services. Kate, our head of dorm, and Collin got married and are persuing their love of adventrure, teaching school in Mexico. We will miss them, but we have been lucky to find new educators who bring their own gifts to Rock Point. Let us introduce them!
Lonnie and CJ made a trip down to Randolph, VT to the Chandler Center for the Arts to see Jo Dee Messina, a Rock Point alumn! Jo Dee attended RPS in the 80's and has since become one of Country Music's biggest stars. Messina has had nine #1 songs including “I’m Alright,” “Bring On The Rain” (a duet with Tim McGraw), and “My Give A Damn’s Busted.” She has won countless awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Artist of the Year and CMA’s prestigious Horizon Award, receiving critical acclaim for her explosive singing style and electrifying performances. She's also recently published a book, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom," a collection of stories on all the many aspects of motherhood! Lonnie has been a huge fan of Messina for years and was so excited to connect with her before the show!