Adelphi Supports Pietro’s Fight on Pajama Day!
BAY RIDGE – Students, faculty and staff at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn came to the historic school dressed in pajamas on Friday, January 25th, 2019, but it wasn’t because they all overslept. It was to show their school spirit on Adelphi’s Annual Pajama Day!
Adelphians of all ages were invited and encouraged to come to school dressed in their most comfortable and colorful sleepwear – bathrobes, slippers, etc. – and even teddy bears and stuffed animals were welcomed! Some siblings came dressed in matching pajama sets, which added to the fun. Pajama Day was the latest in a series of special annual themed dress-down days that Adelphi has established and refers to as Spirit Days.
This year’s event served as a chance to raise awareness and show support for Pietro’s Fight, an organization devoted to the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The organization organizes similar “PJs for PJ” events throughout the year to raise awareness for their cause. Adelphi was proud to join that initiative on Pajama Day, bringing a deeper meaning to an established Spirit Day tradition.
The response, according to Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos, was overwhelmingly positive.
“It’s always great to see everyone come together to take part in a fun-filled schoolwide activity like this, especially when it is linked to a community-wide cause like the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,” Ms. Romanos said. “Adelphi has always been an institution rich with tradition and well known for its sense of school spirit and unity; on Pajama Day, Adelphians stood united with the leaders of Pietro’s Fight as they raise awareness through their ‘PJs for PJ’ initiative.”
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 two 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.
* * *
Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn