Head of School Letter

Head of School Letter⁠— December 2019

December 20, 2019

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 in the city of Chicago and in the world.

Click above to view some of the memories we hold close to our hearts in this season of light, including our Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Sounds of the Season concerts, Living the Legacy service projects, and more.

On behalf of the FXW administration, faculty, and staff, I wish joy, peace, and love to you and yours this year. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Michael Kennedy
Head of School

The song “Joyful, Joyful” in the video above is sung by Grade 2 and 3 choir students under the direction of choir teachers Shannon Bahr, Liz Cummins, and Anslee Rainwater at FXW’s annual OSP Sounds of the Season concert.


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