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At Springmont, we’re proud of our school and like to share the accomplishments of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Here you’ll find information about Springmont, including recent school news, articles about our curriculum, and other interesting items.  For additional press or media information, please contact Julie Strickland jstrickland@springmont.com or 404.252.3910.

Thank you for supporting Denim & Diamonds, Springmont's 60th Anniversary Auction!

April 15, 2024
By Karen Poyser, Dir of Development & Alumni Relations

Our event was a great success! Attendees looked amazing (look for photos on social media this week) and came with the best energy and enthusiasm for supporting our school. Thank you for showing up and showing your support at Denim & Diamonds, Springmont’s 60th Anniversary Auction.  

If you were the high bidder but were unable to collect your winnings at the close of the event, please visit the front office this week to do so.  All payments will be settled this week.

If you could not attend or didn’t win that special item, great finds are still available under Insta Buy.  Get in on the fun by buying a spot at the Party with a Purpose at Third Space, the Paint & Scoop activity, Strawberry Picking with Ms. Zaiba, or Livia’s Class Sleepover! Maybe you’d appreciate a Backyard Land Design Consultation from Outdoor Makeover. Click the link to grab your spots before they’re all gone. Springmont School | Qtego Fundraising Services - QLink

Again, thank you for your support. 

And THANK YOU to our Sponsors!
 

GOLD:
The Tinley Family

SILVER:
The Ball Family
The Santos Family 
Johnson Sterling

BRONZE:
The Burns Family
The Cleveland Family
The Godoi Family
The Hakerem Family
The Lamps Family (alumni)
The Sandvi Family
The Whorley-Ritterskamp Family
Jordan HDR
Farmers Insurance, Rojas Insurance Agency

Earth Day is Monday, April 22!

April 15, 2024
By Julie Strickland

Earth Day, a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability, is Monday, April 22, and this year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastics! In keeping with our commitment to Stewardship of the Environment, students will participate in various activities that honor our planet! 

  • All classes will gather on the Lawn at the end of the morning work period to sing “This Pretty Planet” by John Forster and Tom Chapin in a three-part round. Students who would like to share a poem or an offering will be invited to do so! 
  • Many classes have committed to turning the lights off for the day and reflecting on the gift of electricity and perhaps our overuse. 
  • Primary class plans include planting seeds, working in their gardens, and making art from recycled materials. 
  • Lower Elementary classes will do a campus clean-up, research the history of Earth Day, and write poems about it.
  • Upper Elementary students will research The Great Pacific Plastic Garbage Patch and are planning a local hike to rid the trails of litter and plastic. They also plan to chart and track our plastic and trash production vs. our compost and recycling use and share those results.

We hope you will join us in taking action for a healthier planet and a brighter future!
 

April 27: Primary Family Picnic at the Landschool

April 15, 2024
By Julie Strickland

Families from all four Primary classes are invited to join the Primary Teachers for a Primary Family Picnic at Springmont’s Landschool on Saturday, April 27!

Springmont’s beautiful campus in Summerville, GA, offers winding walking trails, a creek bed to explore, a pond where animals can be observed, and a field for free play. There are restrooms in the lodge. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce your child to the Landschool, which all Elementary students visit for overnight trips with their classes! 

The Landschool campus will be open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Bring a picnic lunch, a blanket and/or chairs, sunscreen, and insect repellant for your family. The Primary Teachers will offer nature activities! 

Kindly click the link in Springmont Weekly News by Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m. We can’t wait to see you there!
 

May 3: Morning Carpool Cafe run by Middle School students!

April 15, 2024
By Luke Healy, Middle School Student and baker

Make space in your calendar for the Morning Carpool Cafe on Friday, May 3, in the cul-de-sac from 8:15 to 8:45 AM!

Our cafe will feature a variety of homemade treats from our Middle School’s most talented bakers. From bagels to banana bread, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! In addition to grabbing a warm beverage and breakfast on the run, you will be making a difference. All proceeds from the cafe's sales will help fund our End-of-Year Trip to St. Simons Island.

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

Celebrating Neurodiversity this April!

April 15, 2024
By Ann Van Buskirk, School Counselor

Did you know that, like fingerprints, the human brain is so uniquely complex that no brain is exactly the same? This month, we join in celebrating neurodiversity, a term that emerged in the 1990s as part of a movement to “increase acceptance and inclusion of all people while embracing neurological differences.” Harvard Health Publishing Mind and Mood “What is Neurodiversity?” 11/23/2021 

Neurodiversity embraces the ideas that each of us experiences, learns, and interacts with the world around us in different ways and that there is no one “right” way of thinking, learning, and behavior. Some of the different ways of thinking, learning, and interacting that have been given labels include Autism (ASD), ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Social Anxiety Disorder.   

Just like other human variations, differences in our brains make for a more beautiful and interesting world. Thinking “outside the box” is a hallmark of the neurodivergent brain, and many people who have made significant contributions to our world are neurodivergent. The climate change activist Greta Thunberg is autistic and has ADHD. Albert Einstein was dyslexic. As journalist Harvey Blume states, “Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment?” 

Neurodiversity brings strengths as well as challenges. At Springmont, we support neurodiversity through multisensory learning, prepared environments, individualized learning in a collaborative framework, specialized instruction in our Plus program, and a wide variety of experiences in nature. As we celebrate this April, let’s support each other with kindness, patience, and understanding, knowing that while we each think, learn, and experience life differently, like the flowers that bloom across our campus, we are each a beautiful part of our community.  

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4/15/24 - By Karen Poyser, Dir of Development & Alumni Relations
4/15/24 - By Julie Strickland
4/15/24 - By Julie Strickland
4/15/24 - By Luke Healy, Middle School Student and baker
4/15/24 - By Ann Van Buskirk, School Counselor
4/8/24 - By Karen Poyser, Dir of Development & Alumni Relations
4/8/24 - By Middle School Teacher Gretchen Stamps
4/8/24 - By Julie Strickland
4/1/24 - By Julie Strickland
4/1/24 - By Andrew Gentles, Trustee & Chair of the Development Committee

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