Upcoming Events + Updates

Hello Parents,

Yesterday I received and email from administration with more updates that were not included in yesterdays email. Here they are:

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 16th, is the May Crowning. Students should come to school dressed in full uniform, with PE clothes packed in backpacks to change into. This is taking place in the chapel at 8:00 am if you would like to attend.

Next Monday, May 21st, we will be swimming in the newly renovated pool! Our time slot is 8:50 am- 9:50 am. Coach will need parent volunteers to come swim with us. If you are available and willing to get in the pool, please let me know so I can get a list to Coach. I have decided it would be best if the children came to school in their PE clothes (preferably sweats since they will probably be cold after swimming), with their swimsuit underneath, and a change of underclothes for after. 

Thank you all so much!!
- Miss Jones

Melissa O'Connor-Arena

Art and design have always been a crucial part of my life. From coloring when I was a child to taking every art class I could in high school, it's the only thing I ever really wanted to do. I studied all aspects of art for 7 years and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2006. Since then I have worked as a freelance artist and writer, specializing in layout and album design. I also love photography and film.

I've been a professional designer since 2006 and have experience in all types of graphic design and the arts. My clients include DaVinci Roofscapes, Kayu, Terri Cole, Sheherezade, Kate Smith, Patti Green, Christine Gutierrez, and many more. I like to work with people from various fields which has given me a wide range of projects to apply my aesthetic. I have also written for Patch.com, as well as edited texts and books, so if you need writing services I can help you with that too! 

Besides graphic design, I also run a small stationery business that offers all kinds of invitations and other type of paper goods. You can view my shop and check out my blog on my website. I live and work in New York with my husband Dan, son Elliot (5.22.16), and 2 dogs. Both vegetarian and eco-consious, I do my best to live the most natural, organic life I can, and now create the same environment for my son. Besides design, my hobbies include photography, reading, writing, interior design, and cooking. I love music and used to play bass in a band when I lived in Jersey and of course I sing and dance every chance I get. Working with me is like teaming up with a friend, I am easy going, honest, and kind. My mission is to bring beauty to as many lives as I can through art and design and I look forward to working with you!