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 Antilles e-Newsletter for Parents | October 19

 
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The Power of Love

 
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Students passed around the Big Love Ball this week and took to heart Barb Michaud's message of "paying it forward" through acts of kindness. Barb encouraged all of us to think about how our actions and words can be intentionally used to inspire others, better our community, and build a brighter future. 

 

Here are some of Barb's thoughts on the power of love.

Psych!

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Close your eyes, eat a doughnut and, at the same time, drink some pickle juice.Not the best late night snack, we know, but it did help Geoff Bergeron's psychology students get a better understanding this week of how their brains work when two powerful senses are working at the same time.

According to most, the smell overpowered the taste, all thanks to receptors in the brain that actually link the two instead of separating them.
If you're interested, here's some more food for thought.

The Alumni Connection

 
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We were excited Thursday night to catch up with alumni who, by choosing to enroll their kids at Antilles, have reinvested in the future of our School.

 

The memories and experiences of our alumni help us keep Antilles' history alive, and we were grateful to have the opportunity to thank another generation of graduates who have embraced our mission and shared values. Check out our Facebook page for some special moments from the evening. 

Inspiring Confident Leaders

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"The student government experience at Antilles was enriching," Mansi Totwani '18 shared this week. "Our 2018 council was active in planning activities and initiatives that we hoped would enhance the experience for other students, and for me, it was rewarding to see when we made an impact. Having the opportunity now to do that at Princeton is amazing - but it was Antilles that planted the seed, and inspired in me the confidence to keep putting myself out there as a student leader."

 

Congrats to Mansi for being elected to Princeton's Class of 2022 Council. Read more about her thoughts here.

FYI....

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Rounding up the week, here's a few of the things your Annual Fund dollars have made possible around campus:

 

  • new volleyball nets, pads, and other equipment that were on full display at this week's games (see Snap Shots below for details)

  • professional development opportunities for our Lower School science teachers, and two Advanced Placement teachers, that enhance curriculum

  • new umbrellas in student lunch areas 

  • and the kickoff of construction on a new shaded area on the Lower School courts to keep students and staff cool and protected

 

Thank you! 

Snap Shots | Eye  on our Athletes

Our Lady 'Canes varsity team had good showings on the volleyball courts, dominating this week over Gifft Hill and V.I. Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy.

Congrats to our varsity boys for Tuesday's win over All Saints.

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Congrats to our high school sailors who won first place last weekend at the SAISA National Keelboat Qualifier - and to the all girls team who picked up second (and a win in the A Division) at the Larry White Invitational. 

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Henri Radcliffe '25 and Korey Wojtylak '25 represented at this week's cross country meet with top ten finishes in the elementary level, while Madison Roy '24 and Isabella Supinski '24 outlasted many older competitors in the junior varsity division. Rounding out the group were, Nikolas Swan '21 and Riley Oram '21, who picked up first and second place, respectively for  varsity. 

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Our JV boys volleyball team started its season Monday with a win over Calvary Christian in straight sets, while our JV girls triumphed over Gifft Hill. 

and in other news...

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  • We're helping to "Give Cancer the Boot" and you can, too! Pink "LOVE" buttons are on sale in the Main Office for $4 - all proceeds benefit cancer patients in the Virgin Islands. 


  • The Parent Association has officially launched its 3 For Me volunteer initiative - check out the list of available opportunities and let them know what you might be interested in by filling out this quick form

     

  • There are just a few spots left for families interested in having a "trunk" at this year's Gate Night Trunk or Treat, a PA sponsored event. Sign up today if you plan to enter your car or donate your trunk!
     
  • Save the date for the November 3rd Duck Derby at St. Thomas Yacht Club - proceeds will help our sailors on their their quest for an 8th National Championship title. Purchase your ducks online today and include your name, company, and email address. Prices are $5 per duck, $25 for six, or $50 for a dozen. Grand prize is $1,000 cash.

  • The third grade is collecting six-pack soda rings. If you have any, please drop them off with Mrs. Scholes or Mrs. Rodriguez!

Get Involved Next Week | antilles.vi/calendar

 

Saturday, October 20

  • JV girls volleyball vs. VIMSIA | 1PM @MCM Center
  • Varsity girls volleyball vs. Sts. Peter and Paul | 2PM @MCM Center
  • Sailing Team BBQ fundraiser | 5-7PM @St. Thomas Yacht Club
     

Monday, October 22 (MS/US Day 1)

  • Halloween candy gram sale hosted by NJHS | all day
  • 2nd grade field trip to Phantasea Gardens | 9-11AM
  • Cross country meet | 3:45PM @UVI
  • Varsity boys volleyball vs. CAHS | 4:45PM @MCM Center
  • JV boys volleyball vs. Sprauve | 5:15PM @Kean

 

Tuesday, October 23 (MS/US Day 2)

  • Student leadership conference | 8AM-3:30PM @PJ Hall
  • School photos 4th grade | 11:10-12:10AM @LS Library
  • School photos 6th & 7th with advisors | 12:50-1:20PM

 

Wednesday, October 24 (MS/US Day 3)

  • Autopista College Tour | 11AM @US Library
  • MS Student Council Elections | 11:10-11:40AM @PJ Hall
  • JV girls volleyball vs. Kean |  4PM @MCM Center
  • Varsity girls volleyball vs. Kean | 4PM @Kean
  • Varsity boys volleyball vs. Kean| 5:15PM @Kean
  • Admission and financial aid night | 6-8PM @US Library

 

Thursday, October 25 (MS/US Day 4)

  • JV girls volleyball vs. Sprauve | 4PM @MCM Center
  • JV boys volleball vs. Calvary | 4:30PM @MCM Center
  • Elementary sports parents' meeting, 2nd-6th grades| 5:30PM @PJ Hall

 

Friday, October 26 (MS/US Day 5)

  • Wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness | ALL GRADES
  • Report cards emailed to parents | all grades
  • JV boys volleyball game vs. BCB | 4PM @BCB

 

Don't forget parent conferences on Saturday, October 27th!

 
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