The first day of school. Each year, it brings up a range of emotions – excitement, nervousness, nostalgia. It's the start of a brand-new year, chock-full of new opportunities and a fresh perspective! Students return to campus one grade older, a couple of inches taller with a renewed energy to expand their minds, to explore, discover and soar.
On Tuesday, September 3, The Rumson Country Day School welcomed faculty, staff, students and their families back to campus to kick off the 2019-2020 school year. We asked them what they look forward to most during the first week of school at RCDS. These are their answers...
Gator Gabs: What do you look forward to most during the first week of school at RCDS?
“I look forward to seeing the smiles, experiencing the excitement for learning and recognizing how lucky we are to have such a wonderful school to give the educational opportunities to our students.” – Jayne Geiger, Head of School
“Keeping busy every day. This summer I kept wishing that school would start a month early.” – Sadie, Upper School Student
“I’m excited to meet my new teacher and make new friends.” – Alexa, Lower School Student
“I enjoy the excitement of new things to come, seeing friendly faces and getting back on a regular schedule.” – Pamela, RCDS Parent
“Recess and playing with my friends.” – Will, Lower School Student
“Coming back to the positive energy and optimistic attitudes.” – Mr. Fallone, Upper School Math Teacher
“Math class. To listen, learn and have fun!” - Dylan, Lower School Student
“Seeing how my former students have grown over the summer, getting to know my new students and forming a family in my classroom.” – Miss Santangelo, Second Grade Teacher
“Playing football with Coach Camp.” – Vincent, Upper School Student
“The joyful noise.” – Mrs. Bogdon, Early Childhood Teacher
“I look forward to seeing what my new grade has to offer, learning how the homework is going to go down and meeting my new teachers.” – Luke, Upper School Student
“I looked forward to reconnecting with everyone, seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones.” – Meghann, RCDS Parent
We are thrilled to welcome back our RCDS family for the 2019-2020 school year and look forward to a year full of fun, hard work and gator spirit!
Click here for photos from our first week back to school.