Gray Matters

Keep up with all things Capitol Hill Day School by reading Gray Matters, the monthly blog written by Head of School, Jason Gray.

Gray Matters (April 2018)

Sliding into Spring

Happy spring! After a March that was on average colder than February, it is wonderful to finally feel like we are on the other side of winter. The warm weather, bright sunshine, and long days bring an energy to school that is palpable.  This morning it was fantastic to be happily greeted by everyone returning from the week away. From the energy and enthusiasm that I witnessed, it is clear that we are geared up and ready for our last couple of months of school.

To help you plan, here are several spring community events of note:

  • 8th Grade vs. Board & Faculty Basketball Game, April 6: A CHDS tradition in its 31st year that never disappoints.

  • Community Conversations, April 13, 8:30am: How do we talk to kids about drugs and alcohol? With Brenda Conlan.  RSVP to Kristin Pillay at

  • Auction, April 20: A rousing evening for our adult community to demonstrate tremendous support for the school that we all cherish. Learn more here:

  • Java with Jason, April 24:  Meet the Board Candidates.  RSVP to Jmaw Moses at

  • Grandparents and Grandfriends Day and Performing Arts Festival, May 11: A morning dedicated to sharing our school experience with some of our most important community members, and an evening to celebrate our commitment to the musical and dramatic arts.

  • Field Day, June 11: A day for faculty, staff, and children to join together for outdoor fun and play.

You may note that Poetry Night is absent from this list.  We are giving the event a hiatus this year. The tradition has become a victim of its own success, and we are using this time to evaluate how we can make the celebration of poetry in April a wonderful and more meaningful experience for all.

Jason Gray
Head of School

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