Since the start of our spring break, we find ourselves in a very different place. While we grapple with the unprecedented ripple effect of COVID-19, and its impact on our families and our mental health, all three divisional counselors at GFA are here to offer their virtual support, top suggestions, and resources.
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
By Aléwa Cooper
Head of Lower School
At our house, we created a schedule that has 6–8 predetermined daily activities (i.e. bath time, lunch, dinner, academic time, physical activity) and 4–6 slots for choice activities (i.e. TV/movie time, iPad/video games, family game time).
We're going to get through this together! Your GFA community (who loves and misses you dearly) has a video message for you.
By Marco Antunez
GFA Class of 2003; ACSM CPT, PTA
With gyms temporarily shutting their doors and people afraid to attend fitness classes due to COVID-19, now is the perfect time to set yourself up for a good home fitness workout. Marco Antunez '07, co-owner with Sara Florio of TBP Fitness, an in-home personal training company servicing Fairfield and Westchester counties, share these five tips about how to get started.
By Tom Barry
Mr. Barry and his children provide some quick tips and tricks so you can get started on your vegetable garden at home right now.
By Sue Wilchinsky
All School Service Coordinator
Our families and our communities near and far are learning on us to get us through this trying time in our current world. Here are some of the ways we, as a school community, can do what we do best – and that is thinking of others in time of need.
As spring break travel plans may have been canceled and the majority are hunkering down at home, we know the need to fill the days with activities is at an all-time high. We are in this together, and in an effort to help you navigate the practice of social distancing, we have compiled a list of resources for other at-home/near-home activities you could do with your children.
By James Serach
Science Department Chair; Science (US)
As I have been out and about (away from crowds), I have been using the time here in New England to appreciate the change of seasons — something that feels normal and wonderful in these crazy times. Enjoy. Watch and listen. And share what you see!