Prep 7 student Kaylie Roberts of Shirley was named the winner of the annual Spelling Bee, with Water Mill Prep 6 student Harrison Hanley in second place, and Fred Lillywhite of Southampton in third place. Kaylie will now represent the school in the Scripps Long Island Spelling Bee.
Teresa Torres, Jennifer Wegman and their second-graders presented a special musical production of “Character Counts,” a teaching tool using fairy tale characters to discover the importance of good manners, coping skills and character.
The school community gathered for a Thanksgiving dinner, prepared by the parents. The 350 guests included the students, teacher, pastors, bus drivers, community leaders and benefactors.
The public is invited to the Family Advent Service, an evening of prayer, song, dance that culminates in the lighting of the Christmas tree and blessing of the Christmas crèche on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for this ceremony that features the blessing of the Advent wreath and opportunities for photos under the tree.
The school community will present an original Christmas musical, “The Winter’s Tale,” for two performances, Sunday, December 18, at 2 p.m., and again on Monday, December 19, at 7 p.m. The 300-member student body will perform tap, ballet and choral selections as part of an original tale woven from traditional Christmas stories. No admission is charged.