Centennial Homecoming 2019
Homecoming 2019 is almost here! We hope that you will join your fellow Nightingale families, alumnae, faculty, and staff to cheer the Nighthawks to victory against Hewitt on Saturday, September 21! Homecoming this year is extra special as we kick off our Centennial celebrations. This one day extravaganza will include appearances by the Nighthawk, a food truck festival and dancing on 92nd Street, JV and Varsity Volleyball games, Varsity Soccer game, and the addition of an Alumnae vs. Faculty volleyball game. Additional details and the RSVP form are below!
We are in great need of parent volunteers to help make our Centennial Homecoming a success! Please click below to volunteer for a shift during the festivities. For questions, please contact PA Homecoming co-chairs Matthew Baldwin P '31 and Armen Basmadjian P'27, P'30.
Saturday, September 21
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Pep Rally in Auditorium
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Food trucks and dancing on 92nd Street
Arts and Crafts throughout the day in Auditorium
JV Volleyball vs. Hewitt at Nightingale
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Parade to North Meadow Soccer Field (in Central Park)
Varsity Soccer vs. Hewitt in North Meadow Soccer Field (in Central Park)
Fun-run for Lower School age children in Central Park (near North Meadow Soccer Field)
Varsity Volleyball vs. Hewitt at Nightingale
Alumnae vs. Faculty volleyball game at Nightingale
Alumnae Reception off-site on the Upper East Side
Homecoming is free to attend. Wristbands for entry will be distributed prior to the event and can also be picked up on the day of at the corner of 92nd Street and 5th or Madison Avenue.
Homecoming excitement will build at school throughout the week, with Middle and Upper School students participating in special themed days on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (MS and US families will receive additional information through the class reps) before the entire school shows their Nighthawk spirit on Friday! Students in all three divisions may come to school out of uniform on Friday, September 20, but are expected to dress in school colors (blue, white, and silver). Lower School students should wear sneakers as usual.
Homecoming t-shirts designed by the Upper School Athletic Board will be on sale outside the schoolhouse during drop-off, beginning on Monday, September 16. The shirts are $10 each (cash only) and supplies are limited—buy early before they run out!
Pep Rally and Soccer/Volleyball Games
The entire Nightingale community is invited to a fun-filled Pep Rally in the Auditorium from 10:00 a.m-11:00 a.m., where they can make signs to cheer on the Nighthawks and get their faces painted to show their school spirit. Games will begin at 11:00 a.m. If you plan to attend the soccer game in the North Meadow Soccer Field in Central Park, we will depart as a group from the blue doors at 11:00 a.m.
Junior Nighthawks Raffle
To keep the Nighthawks spirit going during the winter season, the name of every Lower School student will be entered into the Junior Nighthawks raffle, which gives the lucky winners a chance to attend a varsity or JV basketball game (date TBD) with Athletics Director Ms. Cecil and up to six friends. The fun afternoon includes pizza, special Nighthawks uniforms to wear at the game, and time with the players. One winner for each grade will be drawn during Saturday's Homecoming festivities. We will announce the names of the lucky winners on the lobby TVs on Saturday and share them through Next at Nightingale as well. Good luck, Lower Schoolers!
Purchase new Nightingale swag and limited edition Centennial items at the General Store which will be open all day.