Adelphi Celebrates Valentine’s Day
With a Colorful Dress Down Event!
BAY RIDGE — Love is in the air! Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn celebrated Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 with its Annual Red, White & Pink Valentine’s Dress Down Day! Students, faculty and staff came to school dressed in the colors of the season as part of this special day devoted to the international day of love.
Adelphians also showed love for each other and the Academy by giving and receiving Valentine’s Day Candy Grams. Members of Adelphi’s Student Advisory Board delivered hundreds of these special items, which included delicious lollipops and candies as well as adorable plush toys, to their excited recipients throughout the day.
Students of all ages posed for photos in front of a giant backdrop featuring original works of Valentine-themed art that they had colored in for the special day. The artwork, which was sketched by Adelphi faculty member Mr. DeCrescenzo, included cutouts of Cupid as well as adorable animals holding hearts. Proud students enjoyed finding and pointing to the ones they had worked on individually.
Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said, “Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Red, White & Pink Dress Down Day serves as the perfect opportunity for students and staff members to show love for each other and their school by sending and receiving special Candy Grams — all while dressed in colors associated with Valentine’s Day! Having the students assist in creating the decorations for this special day made everyone feel more connected to the event and gave them a chance to really show their love for Adelphi.”
In the days leading up to the event, students also took part in several Valentine-themed class projects. Lower Schoolers designed their very own catapults using popsicle sticks and spoons, then took turns launching candy hearts into the air, hoping to spread love as far as the moon! Upper Schoolers, meanwhile, drew inspiration from their studies of contemporary artist Jim Dine and created colorful pop art hearts!
“Adelphi’s innovative approach to educating the ‘total child’ allows for so many creative and exciting projects to be implemented into daily lessons that complement upcoming school events — like our Red, White & Pink Dress Down Day — so students feel even more excited about these events when they do take place,” Ms. Romanos explained. “I’m very pleased that our faculty members were able to engage their students in projects that helped them express their love for Adelphi and the world at large.”
As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years. Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from three years of age through twelfth grade. A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self-expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child.” Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.
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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn