During ECFS’s first-ever Gratitude Week, our School came together to celebrate, support, and recognize our community. Follow along with some of our favorite moments from the week.
On day one, we showed gratitude for our faculty, staff, and administration. Students shared their appreciation by recording messages of gratitude. On campus, faculty and staff were treated to a selection of snacks and a gift. On social media, members of our community wrote in with words to describe all that the faculty, staff, and administration at ECFS are: selfless, imaginative, determined, creative, dedicated, passionate, caring, attentive, role models, and much more.
On day two, we showed gratitude for Operations: our Facilities, Campus Safety, and Dining teams. At the Ethical Culture campus, 4th Graders brought gift bags to the Facilities, Campus Safety, Nursing, and Dining Staff teams and shared why they were thankful. At the Fieldston campus, students in the Yearbook Club surprised these teams with the news that the 2021 yearbook will be dedicated to the School’s essential workers.
Day three was all about showing gratitude for our community. Students showed their orange pride with ECFS gear and lots of school spirit. P+T volunteers handed out orange bracelets and cheered on students at both campuses as they arrived for the day.
On day four — ECFS Giving Day — our community stepped up to show support for our School. Over the course of the week, there were nearly 300 donors, hundreds of comments of support, and a 15% increase in Orange Fund community participation.
On day five, we celebrated Founder’s Day and showed gratitude for our history and leaders. To close out Gratitude Week, the Class of 2021 gathered in person at the Ethical Culture campus to celebrate Founder’s Day. With Commencement around the corner, Founder’s Day allowed the graduating class to reflect on the history of our School and their time as students.