Dearest Portledge Families,
It’s incredible to find ourselves here in the second half of the school year with spring on the horizon (hopefully sooner rather than later). The idea of warmer days, blooming flowers, and the gorgeous cherry trees beginning to blossom on campus is uplifting and motivating. Springtime signifies a time of growth and opportunity and for me personally, just the thought of the change in season helps make the last weeks of winter a bit easier to get through. As you may know, a Portledge tradition that also marks the beginning of spring is the annual Portledge Benefit, which will be held virtually this year on Thursday, March 11th, at 7:00 p.m. This year, the Benefit will honor the amazing Portledge Faculty, and I cannot think of any recipients that are more deserving. These are the people who have focused on the students of Portledge throughout this challenging year, who have provided uninterrupted instruction both online and in-person, and who have supported our children unconditionally. They have been examples of strength, perseverance, and have provided predictability and a sense of normalcy in a time where our children have needed it most. There are many ways that you can show your support of our outstanding faculty, whether it be taking out an ad in the virtual journal, donating an item or service for auction, or by purchasing a Patron Package or individual ticket to join us for the evening to celebrate. I am sincerely looking forward to this opportunity for the entire Portledge community to come together to honor this special group of people!
Another incredibly important way that we can show our support of Portledge and its students is by donating to the Portledge Fund. Any donations made to The Portledge Fund directly support the operating budget of the school and serve to further enhance the exceptional educational experiences of our children. I am confident that the strength and dedication of the Portledge community will shine through as always, and will allow our school to continue to be the extraordinary place that we have all come to love.
President, Portledge Parents Association
Tanner ’24, Remy ’27