New York City has been social distancing due to COVID-19 for several weeks now. The International Preschools has been closed since the week of March 16th. While we are constantly reminded that we are “not alone” throughout this process, the weight of being isolated from our peers has undoubtedly taken a toll on all of us. We could all use a little brightening of the spirits!
Enter IPS Spirit Day, which will take place on Friday, April 24th! On this day, The International Preschools’ students and families are invited to wear/display IPS gear (hats, tee shirts, aprons, sweatshirts, backpacks). Any IPS apparel or item will do, as it will show your support of our school! You can even make your own signs to display. Alumni are invited to participate as well.
Because we can’t all be together in person, parents are asked to take photos of their children with/wearing their IPS items and post them on Instagram! Tag the photo(s) with @international_preschools_nyc or email them to Nikki Rosso at email@example.com so that she can post them on our Instagram page.
April 24th was supposed to be the date of The International Preschools’ Spring Benefit, a cherished tradition where faculty, staff, and parents came together to celebrate and fundraise for our school. Each year, the benefit’s theme reflected a different world culture or country; we’ve honored Brazil, India, Japan, France, and China, to name a few. This year’s Spring Benefit was planned to commemorate the 1960s, the decade in which The International Preschools was established. It was a great disappointment to have to cancel this annual event.
Need some ideas? See below for a gallery of students showing their IPS pride!
We hope you’ll join us in showing your support for The International Preschools this Friday!
Not a member of the IPS community, but would like to be? Learn more about the application process by clicking here.