Weekly All School Bulletin
Pen Pals Program: Fostering Connections Between Students and Alumni
A few months ago, a call for alumni pen pals went out in this very newsletter. We asked alumni like you to step up and share your wisdom with a group of curious Chase kids... and you did! Beginning in January, 17 fourth and fifth graders embarked on a new, couriered friendship with alumni of all ages; from women with details to share about their life in a St. Margaret's dorm to recent graduates who walked the halls of the Upper School last year.
Letters have been mailed and the students have enjoyed learning the aspects of addressing an envelope, with many taking the time to write special notes to their pal so that (in the words of a fourth grader) they "know it's from me and that it's important to open!"
In addition to this being an excellent way for students to stay connected with the Highlanders who came before them, it also presents Chase kids with the opportunity to further practice the research and composition skills they have learned in their classrooms.
In a world of seemingly limitless technology, it is great to see a group of young learners who are adept at navigating the "snail mail" system.