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Please join us for our Winter Arts Night this Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The event will begin with an art opening at the Meem from 5:00 - 5:45 pm, followed by performances in the Driscoll Auditorium from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

We hope you are able to join us as we celebrate our students' wonderful, inventive accomplishments from the fall term. We look forward to sharing music, performance, ceramics, sculpture, installation, printmaking, photography, drawing and painting.  

– Brad Fairbanks, Performing Arts Chair
– Alex Peña, Visual Arts Chair
 PARENTS' ASSOCIATION
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Santa Fe Prep Holiday Giving Tree! It is wonderful to see such a great outpouring of kindness from our Prep community. If you have taken a tag and not used the signup sheet, please email us and let us know what gift tag number you have. Please turn gifts in to the Advancement Office no later than December 10 so we can get them to the children at Sweeney Elementary School before their holiday break.
The Parents' Association also thanks Head of School Jim Leonard and Prep's Campus Safety Team for their informative presentation and discussion at our November PA meeting. Due to the holiday break, please remember that there will be no Parents’ Association meeting during the month of December. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2019 at 8:15 am in the Library Conference Room.

- Cameron Anderson and Hunter Redman,
PA Co-Presidents
ATHLETIC NEWS 
The Girls Middle School Basketball team hopes to advance in the consolation bracket of the APIAL Tournament. They play tonight, Monday, December 3, in Albuquerque. Go Blue Griffins!

The Girls Varsity Basketball team played in the Santa Fe Indian School Tournament over the weekend. After losing to St. Mike's on opening night, they rebounded nicely, beating ATC on Friday. Come cheer on all the basketball teams as we host Menaul, tomorrow night at home, starting at 4:00 pm.

The Swim team opened their season at the Los Alamos Invitational over the weekend. A small early season squad landed the girls in 10th place and the boys in 12th place in a very large meet. Notable highlights for the girls include: Sophia Gossum '22, who won the 50 and 100-freestyle, qualifying for state; Chelsea Griscom '21, who finised 3rd in the 200-freestyle and 5th in the 500-freestyle; and Jordan Kinlaw '19, who finished 2nd in the 50-freestyle and 3rd in the 100-freestyle.

You can access all Santa Fe Prep game schedules here: 
Prep Athletics Calendar.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR
GRANDPARENTS' DAY!

We hosted our much-loved annual Grandparents’ Day on Tuesday, November 20, and it was a huge success! Over 130 Grandparents and "Grandfriends" shared the day with us and had the opportunity to see a Prep education in action. Click here for a glimpse of this special day!
ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN
Dear Prep Community,
We are reaching out to each of you to encourage you to support our Annual Fund—some of you have been contacted by the Advancement Office already or by our fantastic Annual Fund Ambassadors; some of you will be reached soon, and many of you have already donated—thank you!
This year we need to raise $620,000—we hope you will make a donation today, at whatever level you can, to help our students discover new passions and create life-long connections. Questions? Please contact Director of Advancement Pamela Emsden

Thank you, from the entire Prep community!
BREAKTHROUGH PROFILE
Meet Johanna Esparza! 
With four years of Breakthrough Santa Fe experience under her belt, Johanna cites the strong community as one of her favorite parts of the program. Although she didn’t know any of the other students selected to be in Breakthrough when entering the program, she quickly found her niche of supportive friends who have helped her be her truest self. As a 10th grader at Santa Fe High School, Johanna continues to push herself academically and to pursue her diverse interests: she loves science, spending time outdoors, and playing guitar. 
A profoundly compassionate person, Johanna puts helping others at the forefront of her life and goals. She is involved in several community service clubs at her school, including one that creates educational programming for younger students to prevent drug abuse and bullying. Johanna also created a club with a fellow Breakthrough student that organizes volunteers to read to students at local elementary schools. 
Looking towards the future, Johanna plans to pursue a career as a nurse so that she can continue helping people in a concrete way. She stays motivated in her current classes by reminding herself that if she works hard and does well in school, she will be able to make her college and career dreams a reality. 
RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS
Donate items for the Spring Rummage Sale on Thursday December 6, from 8:00 - 8:30 am. Please bring your rummage to the storage container behind the Gym.
We are looking for gently used and clean items. Please no old electronics, ski gear older than 5 years, mattresses, text books or encyclopedias. For more information, please contact Rummage Chair Julie Murray at 505.501.2150.
ALUMNI HOLIDAY PARTY
& BASKETBALL GAMES

Alumni! Please join us on Wednesday, December 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for our Annual Alumni Holiday Party! We’re also hosting the Alumni Basketball Games beginning at noon on the 26th. Want to know more? alumni@sfprep.org.
IMPORTANT DATES
Thurs, Dec 7:  
Last MS TAP Day Out

Wed, Dec 5: 
WINTER ARTS NIGHT
Visual Art Opening
Meem, 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Music & Performances 
Driscoll Auditorium
6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Thurs, Dec 6:
Last TAP Day Out 

Fri, Dec 14: 
Last Day MS Classes

Mon, Dec 17:
7th Grade Conferences
8th Grade ERB Testing
US Final Exams

Tues, Dec 18:
7th Grade Conferences 
8th Grade ERB Testing
US Final Exams

Wed, Dec 19: 
US Final Exams

Thurs, Jan 3:
Classes Resume

Tues, Jan 8:
PA Meeting
Prep Library
8:15 am 

Wed, Jan 9:
8th Grade Parent Meeting
Founders' Room
8:30 am

Thurs, Jan 10: 
TAP Resumes

Fri, Jan 11: 
Winter Wonder Days Program Begins


Wondering what's for lunch this month?

Click here: Lunch Menu
SAVE THE DATE!
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23, 2019 for our fabulously entertaining Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars event! More details to come! 
PEACE CORPS PANEL AT PREP
The Santa Fe Council on International Relations and Prep's history department organized a panel of three Peace Corps volunteers to learn more about the history and opportunities that the Peace Corps presents for young people today. It also created a chance for students to ask questions about how they could become more actively engaged in the world. The panel included Robert Spitz, who was among the first Peace Corps volunteers and served in Tehran, Iran from 1964-66; Martha Wallace, who served in Nigeria from 1966-68; and former Prep student Brent Soloway, who is leaving in the spring of 2019 for his posting in Cameroon.

Kudos to Sam Gilbert '19,  who prepared and moderated the discussion. Sam is interning with SFCIR and will be working on other events in the community too.

Click here for a Facebook video of the panel discussion.
GRIFFIN
SHOUT OUTS & THANKS! 

Let's hear it for the Santa Fe Prep Chess Team who played valiantly in a recent tournament! In early November, 250 students from all over Northern New Mexico congregated in the Santa Fe Prep gym to play four rounds of chess. Congratulations to our Middle School "A" team, led by Annalee Auer '24 and Jack Entwisle '24, and also our High School "A" team, led by Vineet Narayanan '19 and Ryan LoRusso '20, who made the championship round. 
Congratulations to Noah Burdick '24, who won the school spelling bee by correctly spelling prevaricate, sibilant, and juxtapose. Gus Curtiss-Mitchell '24 was runner-up, correctly spelling chivalrous, grenadier, and humdinger. Both students have qualified for the County Spelling Bee on Friday, January 18. Good luck to both Griffins!
Thank you to all who participated in the "Team Sheen" Food Drive. The collective efforts of the Prep community yielded a grand total of 590 pounds of food, providing 490 meals for hungry Northern New Mexicans. "Team Sheen" is a new TAP program this year, led by faculty Sheena Chakeres, that supports a number of organizations in the Santa Fe community to serve those in need.
Thank you to all the 9th & 10th grade donors and volunteers for helping make last week's Adelante Dinner a success! We provided Sweeney Elementary families a pulled pork, boca burger, and mac 'n' cheese dinner, and even sent home leftovers. The serving crew also had a chance to participate in hula hooping and parachute games! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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