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teacher, and as the creator of an amazing fiber arts program.  She was only recently retired when we learned of her tragic death last December.
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Amidst the chaos and uncertainty of the past couple years, Homestead has forged ahead into the future we know is possible. Homestead expanded from a core staff of 38 to 49, hiring teachers for Wellness, Inclusivity, Mindfulness, and Outdoor Education instruction.  The student body grew from 213 to 246 as Homestead opened a new high school campus in Hurleyville, adding 9th grade. This is evidence of our resounding trust in the inherent potential, beauty, and intelligence of humanity. The mutual commitment of Homestead staff and our community of families is clear. Together we are devoted to creating a nurturing place of exploration and learning for our children.
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With heavy hearts, we share with you this very sad news… Our beloved Carla Giuffrida passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  Carla taught at the Homestead for about 35 years and led Early Childhood Classrooms before becoming our first Fiber Arts Teacher.  Many of us worked 
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Thank you to all the community members who contributed to the “Let’s Heat The Tipis Fund.” Jack is in communication with the man who is custom making or stoves already. We are so grateful to everyone who helped us meet the fundraising goal. We wish 
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𝕎𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕚𝕤 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘛𝘪𝘱𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶!! Dear Fellow Homestead Families!   We are Moms to Lily (4th grade) and Sidney (Kindergarten) and feel incredibly lucky that our kids are able to learn in-person at our extraordinary school during these unprecedented times.   As you may know, 
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By Cheri Brasseale Photo by Randy Harris On August 25th,  I had the honor of inviting my “Uncle” Jake Singer, a well respected Navajo Sundance Chief, and traditional healer in the blessing of the tipis at the Homestead. Before assisting him, by smudging the tipi’s with sage and 
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By Peter Comstock Dealing with a pandemic is, to say the least, a real chore requiring patience, understanding, hard work, and endurance—all of which combine into a quality called courage. And courage is what this school community has shown in abundance. We have also discovered ways 
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By Dharma Villareal At the conclusion of each daily press conference the Governor reminds us that we are New York Tough; he always explains that being New York Tough also means being smart, disciplined, unified, and loving. From my point of view this has been 
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“Ultimately, we moved here (to Sullivan County) for our children.  We believe in the importance of early childhood education.  We believe in teaching our children now to be environmental stewards and humanitarians.  We believe waiting for college is too late to invest in our children’s 
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Homestead teacher, parent, and award winning author Kelly Adams (pen name K.L. Going) captures what many are feeling after Governor Cuomo announced that schools will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Great artists know that life is defined as much by 
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