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Head of School Letter - April 2022

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Dear Parents, At a recent family gathering, the topic of one’s favorite book came up from across the room. I wandered over to jump in and listen. Most impactful? Most memorable? Most enjoyable? These factors, including for me, the most challenging to finish—raced through my mind when I was determining what to contribute to the conversation. One sibling…

Head of School Letter⁠—September 25, 2020

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Dear Parents,As we settle into these first weeks of school, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the last month since we welcomed our faculty back to campus in late August. At that time, we held Mission Day, the official first day for faculty “on” campus, made possible by the live stream technology at Old St. Patrick…

Head of School Letter⁠— December 2019

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Dear FXW Community, At FXW, we have so many reasons to be “Joyful, Joyful” this holiday season: our curious students, faithful families, and dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators to name a few. Together during this season of thanks in our noteworthy 30th Anniversary year, we celebrate our ongoing commitment to our School’s mission and the difference we are making…

Head of School Letter⁠— June 2021

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Dear Parents, At a recent family gathering, the topic of one’s favorite book came up from across the room. I wandered over to jump in and listen. Most impactful? Most memorable? Most enjoyable? These factors, including for me, the most challenging to finish—raced through my mind when I was determining what to contribute to the conversation. One sibling…

Head of School Letter⁠—June 2019

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Dear FXW Community,In this space, I have referenced my family, sometimes without their knowledge or permission, to provide a context for the message of the month. I have shared my not-so-great parenting as well as “glory” moments when I did get it right, simply as a way to demonstrate the perspective in which I lead. A few…

Head of School Letter—April 2019

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Dear FXW Community, It was mid-July, 19 years ago. Lily, our first-born, was 5 days old, and my wife and I were taking her to her first visit to the pediatrician. I do not remember the pediatrician’s name, or where his office was, or any details of his assessment of our daughter. I do, however, remember what…

Head of School Letter—January 2019

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Dear FXW Community, What are your thoughts on New Year’s resolutions? I ask this rhetorically to provide some perspective after turning the page on 2018. The new year reminds us of the opportunity for renewal in some aspects of our daily happenings or to rededicate our efforts in other areas of our lives. It also is the time when…

Head of School Letter—December 2018

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Dear FXW Family, Storytelling takes center stage in our homes this time of year. This season—rich with traditions and memory making—provides the perfect time for families and friends to gather and share the stories that are so important to us. Many of us will joyfully recount stories that are foundational to our faith traditions, and most of us…

Head of School Letter—November 2018

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Dear FXW Community, It is interesting what we remember from our childhood. Recently, while “supervising” six nieces and nephews between the ages of 5 and 12, I was reminded of a time when I was being a pesky little brother. (Okay, maybe there were multiple times, but please keep in mind that the frequency multiplies significantly when one has 10…

Head of School Letter—October 2018

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Dear Families, As you are well aware, we are currently engaged in our five-week FXW Fund campaign. You have already received a variety of communications detailing the importance and impact of the FXW Fund, and we are very grateful to all of you who have donated or made a pledge. Because the FXW Fund is a key component to…