Alumna Treats LS students to Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Thanks to the generosity of alumna Joan Dembinski ‘55, our Lower School students were treated to a showing of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical earlier today. The play follows eight-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polka dot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by Ruby Bridges and the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson, reminding us that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. Our sincere thanks to Joan for bringing this experience to our students!

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