It was before the winter break, which seems a long time ago now. A bit tired, but excited at the prospect of the two weeks of rest ahead of us, everyone in the Elementary and Middle School Building made their way to Baruch College to celebrate our last assembly of 2023. The plan was to give center stage to our students who take part in different activities and recess clubs. Tiera, the president of our student council, set the tone with a spirited speech about the values of The École and how she sees them incarnated daily by her schoolmates. We then applauded Rudolph’s choruses, Waylissa’s cheerleaders, the winners of Melissa’s spelling bee, and Sharon and Ferebory’s jump rope competitions, we named Marcel as the winner of the holiday card contest, and finally, Dara and the House Captains filled us in on the House points to date. In short, we celebrated, as we should, 4 months of working hard and laughing harder.