First Day School Annual Report 2012:
There were 45 children & youth on the rolls for FDS this past year.
Since the first of the year, the number present on any given Sunday ranges from 0 to 20 with an average of 11 students. There were 4 visitors during the same period. It is difficult to maintain a comprehensive program due to the large variations in attendance. It was noted that children, for the most part, are dependent on their parents for transportation to the meeting to attend FDS. It was suggested that publishing the planned lessons might help parents to be more aware of what their children could be studying and learning. This thought was welcomed and considered a good suggestion.
Thanks were given to those adults who have taught including, Paige, Leigh Anne Dodge, Susan, Sally, & Lorraine Claggett, Catherine Cripps, Cathy Thompson, Candace, and Ralph Young, among others.
This coming year two high school students will be moving on to college and 5 middle & high school students will be leaving to attend boarding schools. Three of these children, Emma Leibman, Nathan Mullen and Lucy Bond will be attending Westtown School. These changes will cause a decline in the number of middle & high school students available for FDS. On the positive side this allows more individual attention to those that do attend FDS.
Candace & Cathy Thompson did a number of "Godly Plays" for the younger children.
Submitted, Mark Beck