2020 Book Day
April 21, 2020
As Tim Cheng reflects on commonreads.com, "Book Day [now in its 25th year] is a day when the entire school community—including students, faculty, parents, and alumni—dedicates one day to one book. Classes for more than 740 students and 150 faculty members are cancelled, replaced by a full day of events with guest speakers, interdisciplinary workshops, discussions, art and theater pieces, and larger assemblies."
The 2020 Book Day selection, The Sixth Extinction by New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert, won a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Book Day will begin with a keynote address by Ms. Kolbert, followed by a series of workshops and performances – some student- or faculty-led, others led by alumni or parents. HM alumni are welcome to attend portions or all of the day's activities. Guests must check in at the Public Safety desk inside Mullady Hall (corner of West 246th Street and Tibbett Avenue). For more information, or to propose a topic for a Book Day workshop, please contact Kristin Lax (Kristin_lax@horacemann.org).
17th Annual Alumni Council Benefit
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The 17th Annual Alumni Council Benefit will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lavo (39 East 58th Street). Proceeds support the Student Lunch Initiative, which subsidizes the cost of meal cards for Middle and Upper Division students receiving financial aid. Individual sponsorships and corporate sponsorships are available. E-invitations will be distributed in early March. For more information – or to help plan the event – email Benefit Co-Chairs Lindsay Kaplan Kane ’02 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jenny Friedman ’08 (email@example.com). For information about corporate sponsorships, please email Mariel Mangold Grossman '02 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in purchasing an individual or corporate sponsorship and want your name/company to be listed on the invitation, your sponsorship must be paid in full by March 1st.
About the Student Lunch Initiative
The Student Lunch Initiative is a project designed to raise the approximately $160,000 needed to fund the lunch subsidy program for qualified HM students in grades 6 through 12 who receive financial aid. This important aspect of the school's financial aid program provides approximately 170 students with cafeteria meal cards, ensuring that they receive the proper nutrition necessary to get them through the day. All student meal cards look the same, regardless of whether they are funded by a student's family or through HM’s financial aid office, providing an appropriate level of privacy for those receiving assistance. Donating to the Student Lunch Initiative is a great way to feel connected to today’s student body and positively impact their lives in a meaningful way.
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