In 1967, Emily Johnson had a progressive idea…
She had the vision, the passion and the initiative to make it a reality. Fifty years later, The Common School has plenty to celebrate. As our 50th anniversary unfolds we have an exciting year of events in store, all culminating in a Really Big Bash & Big Sing on the School grounds.
June 16, 2018
Really Big Bash & Big Sing
As we look ahead, we couldn’t be more excited… and all of our Common School community is invited to join us as we celebrate!
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A Really Big Bash & Big Sing
Many thanks to those who joined us for a party on the School grounds! A great way to re-unite with old friends and celebrate the future. Check back here for photos of the event coming soon!
5:00PM – Social Hour/Reception
6:00PM – Program, special recollections and announcements
7:30PM – Songs from Big Sings past and present and a toast to the next 50 years
Seasonal and locally sourced hors d’oeuvres provided by Bistro 63
Delectable desserts by Whole Foods
Musical entertainment by Mtali Shaka Banda
50 Years of Joyful Learning: Photos From The Common School Archive
Retrospective photographic display of The Common School through the decades, 1967-2017.
Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002 413-259-3090
Sun & Mon: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Tue & Thu: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm
Wed, Fri, Sat: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Authors in Common at The Common School
Authors from our Common School community will read and discuss their books.
March 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
March 24, 10:00 am – noon
March 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Young Alumni Pizza & The Play
Recent graduates are invited to join Head of School Chris Lindeman for a pizza party prior to the E2 class play.
At The Common School
Grandparents Visit & May Day
We will uncover and open the School’s 20th Anniversary time capsule!
At The Common School
For this special 50th Anniversary May Day, we will uncover and open the School’s 20th Anniversary time capsule, buried by the classes of ’87 and ’88. Students in the current E2 class will continue the tradition, and help bury a 50th Anniversary time capsule they have created.
50 Acts of Kindness
We challenge you!
To commemorate our 50th Anniversary we challenge our school community to engage in acts of kindness and community service, now through June 15, 2018. Of course we know you’re being kind every day… but perhaps you’ll think about taking an extra initiative, this year. Our goal is to reach 50 acts – large or small, one-time or ongoing, in groups or as an individual – that are focused on making a difference in the lives of others.
We look forward to compiling your good deeds and acts of kindness, so please send a note to Pamela@commonschool.org and include your name/family members names, location and date of the service, task or volunteer work. You can also send a photo of “kindness in action” and we’ll share it.