Dear Members of the LS Community,

Ready or not we are on the cusp of the Holiday Season!  Amid the festivities you may share with friends and family some of us are looking forward to a bit of deserved quiet time if we can find it…

Thank you to Carly Evans, Michael Bunting and Thomas Grandprey, and all of our student performers on and behind the stage and in the pit!  Fans galore raving about last week’s excellent production of The Secret Garden. Special kudos to Director Carly Evans who writes:

This show still speaks to my heart and soul, and remains one of my all-time favorite shows, and its timeless lesson continues to educate me – the chance to renew, to grow, to change is always there, if we keep our eyes and our hearts open.  I am glad I was able to open my eyes and heart to new possibilities with this show.  I’m so happy I came back to the garden.

Sunday evening I returned from the LS WWII/Cold War educational tour in Europe with 13 LS students and chaperone Chris Collins.  Our students made their way across five countries through Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest visiting a broad range of historical and cultural sites while negotiating four different currencies!  It was a full and exhausting agenda.  I am very proud to say how well our students represented LS and the US while abroad.  We received not one but several unsolicited compliments on the behavior of the group including one from an Italian co-passenger on the very last leg of travel back from Munich!

No rest for the weary! Monday evening, LS hosted a grand Art Opening and Gallery Walk featuring three significant new art installations:  METCO Gallery, MATH Mobile, and Project LS Community Mural.  The latter two projects are a culmination of student participation guided by artists in residence:  Melissa Ricklen and Alex Cook and made possible through funding granted by The Ogden Codman trust, SERF, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Lincoln Cultural Council, Sudbury Cultural Council and the LSPO!  Thank you!!

In a few minutes we will be welcoming senior residents of Lincoln and Sudbury to join us for a Thanksgiving Luncheon prepared by our kitchen staff and served by our students.  Thank you also to our B and G staff that provides setup, our student musicians and Tom Grandprey who provide the music.  Many thanks to student Mary Mackeen, faculty Tom Danko, Susan Frommer and Dani Weisse who organize the event.

Of course, Thanksgiving means Game Day.  This year’s annual game will be at Newton South High School.  But this year we are additionally very proud of our Warriors as they prepare and anticipate competing as one of the final teams in the State Football Division II Championship games to be played at Gillette Stadium.  Congratulations and good luck to the team and Coach Tom Lopez!  LS will be playing King Phillip at 7:30 pm on December 1.  Tickets are currently available online via https://www.ticketmaster.com/?dma_id=235 (go to link for MIAA HS Football) and will also be available on game day at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students/senior citizens. Children 5 years old and younger will receive free admission. Parking is free!

Where ever you find yourselves over the next few days remember to take a moment and appreciate the good things around you.  No matter what, there is always something to be found to be thankful for.

Best Regards,
Bella