Welcome back to school Madrona class! It’s been full of long, lazy days and busy, eventful ones. We cannot wait to greet everyone and swap summer adventures.
This summer my family and I drove across the country! We covered 8,000 miles and 26 states in 31 days. Our destinations along the way centered on rock climbing, biking, camping, and city touristing. Unexpected favorite memories along the way were: biking in Bentonville, Arkansas; waterfalls and climbing in Brevard, North Carolina; biking a causeway on Lake Champlain, Vermont; roller coasters in Sandusky, Ohio; and camping in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We loved being unabashed monument and museum tourists in Washington DC, New York City, and Chicago. We feel lucky to have had the time and opportunity to take the trip together.
This summer was a most excellent opportunity for my wife, Aubrey and I to strive to achieve mental wellness. We did some light camping around the Puget Sound but mostly enjoyed a wonderful staycation. My days were filled with reading, writing and of course – entirely too much time spent playing all manner of table top and video games. In July I hosted a Dungeons and Dragons tabletop camp at the school and was blown away by the creative and adventurous energy brought by everyone. I can’t wait to host similar events next summer. Outside of adventures in high fantasy, I was also able to spend a wonderful amount of time with my parents and siblings as they wandered on and off the island. I’ll be excited to see all of you and am excited to start my second year at MCS.
It’s going to be a great year! We are looking forward to getting to know the newest members of the class, Cayden, Desmond, Hattie, and Toby – WELCOME! This year we look forward to building relationships across campus, delving into learning, and getting out in the community. It is our goal to attempt more Going Outs which build off of studies in the classroom and to involve ourselves in the wonderful community through service and mutual learning.
We’ll see you all on the 7th, come happy – come healthy – and come thirsty for knowledge. Feel free to email Jaclyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org and Zach at: email@example.com.
The Madrona Classroom, Jaclyn and Zach