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9/16/21 FRAUC Holds 1st In-Person Meeting of the School Year

FRAUC Meets at Bergin Park, September 2021.

Our first meeting of the year was held at Bergin Park on Haskell Street, across from the school. It was great to meet again in person: A dozen people and even a couple of dogs attended! At this meeting we  discussed the need for drums and supplies for Urban Legends. About 7-8 snare drums (concert and marching) are needed.  We voted to allot up to $2,000 for purchases, but also to fan out and seek donations from musician friends, BuyNothing, NextDoor, and even drum shops for discounts. 

We discussed our hopes that a Washington DC trip might go forward in the Spring for our 8th graders. In 2019 we fundraised sufficiently to support such a trip, then 2020 and 2021 trips were cancelled due to the pandemic. Current district policy is limiting field trips to just one hour driving distance, and would prohibit driving/flying to DC. 

We also asked about whether the school needed a second tent for outdoor study/eating. We found that the existing tent is sufficient, there are restrictions on how many tents can be put up on school grounds and the field, and that weather that is uncomfortable enough to require a tent is typically uncomfortable enough to drive everyone inside. 

To accommodate various schedules, we will follow a pattern of meeting the second week of each month, alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays. FRAUC families in attendance expressed the hope that we can meet again in person before the snow flies. We will try that for November, weather permitting. 

Next meeting is 8 am on Thursday, October 14 via ZOOM.

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9/3/21 FRAUC Feeds Welcome-Back-to-School Gatherers

The RAUC Welcome Back to School Gathering yesterday was a great success! A large crowd of students, staff, and caregivers turned out in front of the school for a welcome from Head of School Julie Craven. FRAUC Co-chair Deirdre Logan gave a quick presentation about FRAUC activities and invited all caregivers to upcoming meetings. RAUC provided snacks, sides, and beverages for students, and caregivers brought fruit. The food disappeared quickly, but the crowd lingered long after the event.