A few updates on what's happening around Crefeld.

As always, Halloween was a big deal on campus. Many students and staff came in costume. Boo grams, a prom fundraiser, were delivered during advisory. What a fun day!

The 10th grade Outward Bound program had their overnight camping trip this week. That's right, the 10th graders spend an entire day with OB, camped in the woods at the OB site, then came to school the next day! We are very proud of them.

Hosting Field Trips! For two weeks in a row, the permaculture community service hosted students from The Miquon School. The little ones went through a carousel of activities led by Crefeld kids. An excellent leadership opportunity for our students.

The last piece of news that I will share is that one of our seniors, Sam Kamien, was named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist! This prestigious honor goes to about 16,000 seniors out of the 1.6 million who entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT. Way to go, Sam!

Harry Potter Festival

This past weekend, Crefeld’s campus was bustling with Harry Potter activity! For the first time, Crefeld was a full participant in Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter Festival. We had food trucks, a Crefeld Harry Potter store, a free Patronus pin activity, the glass blowing studio was open to make dragon eggs, and of course, you could get your official acceptance letter into Hogwart’s Academy!

This team effort, led by Kristy and Joan, brought together many community members. The weeks and days leading up to the festival included work days to cut fabric and sew Harry Potter pillows.

Then there was festival day! Wow! There were volunteers that included, students, staff, parents, and Board members on campus from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. At one point, I looked out on our soccer field that was full of food trucks and there were about 450-500 Harry Potter Fans enjoying lunch, waiting in line for the free giveaway, or receiving their acceptance letters.

As a fundraiser, Harry Potter Day was a success and we could not have done it without the hardwork and dedication of our wonderful community.