Our school has so many unique traditions that have been cherished by students, teachers, and families alike. As years go by, different families take on the task of planning our events; as a result, Hobson’s traditions evolve and change over time.
Summer Traditions The start of summer at Hobson School is celebrated with summer camp! Our outgoing students can register to keep the fun going directly after school ends. Once our preschoolers have wrapped up camp, alumni come back for outdoor play at Camp Hobson, too.
As the summer progresses, we begin welcoming incoming students and alumni for playdates in our outdoor playground. These playdates give children a chance to grow accustomed to the school environment, meet other students, and grow comfortable at school. Parents and caregivers also connect as the children meet and play.
Getting Ready for School Traditions During our summer workdays, our cooperative parents come in to help get the grounds ready for the year ahead! Each family volunteers one adult for a single four-hour workday shift, which is a hands-on way helping care for the children’s school environment.
Home visits give teachers a chance to introduce themselves to students in their most comfortable environment. On the first day of school, parents stay with students to help ease the transition into a joyful new year.
Another tradition: pictures on the big rock outside!
Fall Traditions As school gets underway and students settle into class, we celebrate with a few favorite Hobson traditions.
Our annual picnic at Arranmore Farms is a magical time outside celebrating with current families, alumni, and friends of Hobson
Current students and alumni gather for Fall Fest, a celebration of all things fall at our school
Families take lantern-lit hikes through Goodrich Woods at night, with one hike for current students and another for alumni.
Winter Traditions In winter, Hobson School’s outdoor classroom offers wonderful opportunities for play outdoors. Whenever snow is on the ground, the children love to play on the sledding hill!
Our director, Mrs. Wilson, invites current students for an evening of cozy bedtime stories at Hobson School. The students love putting on their jammies and visiting school at night!
Winter Camp welcomes Hobson alumni and community members for once-a-week, after-school fun in the fresh air.
Our fundraising team also holds a parent trivia night toward the end of winter. Part fundraiser, part fun-raiser, this event is a fun way to gather with other Hobson family, staff, and friends for some friendly competition.
Spring Traditions In the spring, our Plant Sale fundraiser helps Hobson families and supporters beautify their gardens and helps our school continue to bloom!
Our Spring Social is our annual celebration of Hobson School. Hobson parents, staff, and supporters gather to celebrate the mission of Hobson and support the school through live auctions, with many items generously donated by local businesses. This tradition is always an encouraging, reinvigorating time to honor Hobson’s unique mission and keep the school going strong.
Throughout the Year
Class coffees during school give parents the chance to meet other Hobson parents and connect casually.
After school, students enjoy playing in the outdoor classroom as parents and caregivers connect.
Teachers meet with parents for conferences and communicate regularly through email and a school photo-sharing app.