March 2, 2017 – On Monday, February 27, Middle School students filled the Jaffe Room for a special pancake Luau themed lunch. Nothing provides respite from the sleet and snow like tiki dolls, leis, and pancakes! Chloe Ambrose ‘23 exclaimed, “The pancakes were delicious!” Coco McKay ‘23 expressed her appreciation, “The teachers made the pancakes fresh! It was really fun to have a surprise on a Monday after break!”
This special lunch treat was the second part of the day. Earlier, during break, students of mixed grades participated in a community bonding activity. In the game, student directors had an original copy of a Hawaiian beachscape. They had to describe the scene to the group of illustrators who tried to replicate it based on the instructions provided. After the first round, students compared the original scene to their drawing. “We did not do very well,” a student reported. “In the second round, we worked together better by giving more specific advice.” In this activity, students had to think about how to communicate effectively to each other.
It was a fun day; the SAAS community is close-knit and special events like the Luau lunch allow us to celebrate each other and our school.