Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Breck Scares Hunger - 2016

​Hello Families,   
EVERYONE is invited to participate in "Breck Scares Hunger".  
We are working together in all divisions to collect 
14,000 pounds of food to help stock local food shelves.  

Incentives for Lower School:
4 tons - extra recess
6 tons - The bounce house will show up at a recess
7 tons - Mr. Kim camps out iat Breck, and will wear pajamas all day.  
Top participants join him for breakfast, 
and everyone gets a pajama day!

Please bring donations:
Sunday, Oct. 30, 1-4 PM, -  Door D, LS/MS entrance.
Oct. 31, 7:45-8:30 AM - all entrances
Nov. 1, 7:45-8:30 AM - all entrances
Nov. 2, 7:45-8:30 AM - all entrances

Friday, May 27, 2016

Please Support the Philanthropy Project - Tea & Candles & Boxtops!

Our Philanthropy Project Seed Money grants are 

Srimatea 
Purchase of Srimatea, delicious Sri Lankan tea
 supports education efforts in Sri Lanka
https://srimatea.wordpress.com/

And
Candles by Snow 
Purchase of beautiful hand made candles
supports Prism, a family resource center.
http://candlesbysnow.weebly.com/
 

Just go to the sites above.

The Philanthropy Project is funded by your collection of boxtops.  
Last year we raised over $1000.00!
Students applied for funds for the seed money projects above, and on behalf of 
Agape/Oasis Child Care Center and Crisis Intervention, 
Little People of America Advocacy Organization, and 
Opportunity International Micro-loans.

Boxtops may be delivered to our 
"Service Shelf"and all staff lounges.  

Monday, May 16, 2016

Donations of Children's Books Welcome!


Donations of Used Children's Books Always Welcome!


Your donations help us keep Little Free Libraries throughout the city stocked.

Please bring book donations to the "Service Shelf" near door D.

If you would like to assist with delivering books contact Nan Zosel at nan.zosel@breckschool.org.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Plastic Bottle Caps Needed

We are collecting Plastic Bottle Caps through May 13.  These will be made into "literacy sets" for our service learning partners with young students.  By placing stickers with letters on them we can create alphabet sets that children can play with to form words.  

Birthday Wishes!

Birthday Wishes!

Breck families donated over 300 lbs of birthday supplies.


Thank you for your GENEROSITY!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Eucharist a.k.a Holy Communion




Each year we celebrate Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, during two All School Chapels.  During the first one Lower School students observe faculty and older students participate in this sacred meal.  In the spring, with your permission and guidance, Lower School students may participate or once again observe. We will celebrate Eucharist with bread only, no wine or juice.

Lower School Religion classes and Chapel services introduce students to
 many different religious rituals and traditions.  The celebration of Eucharist is a sacrament central to the Episcopal faith.  To prepare for these celebrations we explore stories in the Bible that have inspired this tradition.  During class, some students shared what they believe or have been taught about communion.  Others asked thoughtful, curious questions.  We clarify misconceptions, and talk through the specific choices they will have in the spring. (Observing and/or praying in the pew, coming forward for a blessing, or for communion.)

Our classes emphasize that Christians who celebrate communion do so in many different ways, and that this ritual remembering of Jesus is not a part of many Christian denominations. We review the story of the Last Supper, including the version found in the Gospel of John wherein the disciples are encouraged to remember Jesus by serving one another. We talk about the similarity of the word communion with community, and the meaning of the word Eucharist (thanksgiving). We discuss the meaning of the word “amen” which can be interpreted to mean “I believe”. Children have been encouraged to discuss the communion ritual at home with you, in the context of this question: “What does our family believe?”

The form below will be sent home in the spring:
 This will ensure that each family’s wishes are honored and help all students have a positive, prayerful experience in Chapel.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Peace, Chaplain Nan Zosel

Student’s name:                                                                    Teacher:

Please indicate how your child may participate
in our celebration of Eucharist.  Choose ONE.

My child will remain seated for this part of the Chapel.                                      
OR
My child may come forward for a blessing.                                                           
Or
My child may come forward to partake of the bread.                                         


Box tops!

Breck collects boxtops ALL YEAR LONG! 




 The money raised supports "Philanthropy Projects" spearheaded by students. 
Our 2016 Philanthropy projects are:
  • Agape/Oasis and Prism - These organizations support families in crisis.
  • Education efforts in Sri Lanka
  • Little People of America - an advocacy group for people with Dwarfism
  • Micro loans for women in developing countries
Think Pink!  
Boxtops may be delivered to classroom or to our "Service Shelf".  
There is also a handy receptacle right by Door D.