Dear Alumni/ae,
 
I hope this message finds everyone in the midst of a happy holiday season! The School had a snow-delayed start to the Winter Term, but spirits are high in Millville as the holiday break approaches.   
 
One of the featured events in the beginning of the New Year will be the Martin Luther King Jr., Day celebration at SPS on January 19-20. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the SPS student march to the New Hampshire Statehouse where students urged state leaders to make MLK Day an official state holiday. Alumni are encouraged to join us at the school to recognize the anniversary of this student-led initiative, and celebrate youth activism at the School today. Please contact Mae Leonard (603-229-4708) in the Advancement Office if you are able to join us for the celebration. 
 
If you haven't quite finished your holiday shopping, a great resource for Paulies is the 2019 SPS Holiday Gift Guide. The guide features unique goods and services from more than two dozen alumni, and includes a handful of deals available exclusivley to SPS alumni shoppers. If you would like to have your business information added to the guide, please contact Jeff Selesnick (603-229-4889) in the Advancement Office.  
 
This letter represents the final call for nominations for the next president of the SPS Alumni Association. You can nominate yourself or a friend by e-mailing Alumni Association Executive Director Alisa Barnard ’94 by the end of December with nominee information. Any questions about the position or the election process can be directed to Alisa or me.  
 
And the holiday season wouldn't feel complete without a Celebration of Lessons and Carols. The school hosted this wonderful annual tradition on Sunday, but I hope many of you will be able to attend Lessons and Carols in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, December 19 at 6 p.m., at the Harvard University Memorial Church. You can find all of our upcoming events, including more "Meet the Rector" events with Rector Kathy Giles, on the alumni events calendar. And remember, you can RSVP for Anniversary Weekend and Graduation on May 29-31, 2020, by visiting www.sps.edu/anniversary.    
 
Be sure to check out our new and improved alumni online directory, join our alumni mentoring and networking community on Alumnifire, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and enjoy the Alumni Horae online. Wishing you a fantastic holiday season! 

Best Regards, 
 
Liz Robbins ’79, P’17
President, SPS Alumni Association
LizRobbins325@gmail.com