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Volunteer to Be a New Family Ambassador

Help us welcome our new Schenck School community members by volunteering to be a New Family Ambassador for the 2021 - 2022 school year! Students will be joining us from near and far, and we can't think of a better way to ease those "new school" jitters than to show the students and their families how GREAT being a part of The Schenck School really is!

We know that school didn't look very familiar for anyone this year, so we would like to pair new families with current families who are in the same grade and/or who may have come from the same or a similar educational experience prior to the pandemic turning us all upside down.

What can you expect from your volunteer role? It's easy! New Family Ambassadors will be paired with up to three 2021-2022 incoming students and their families. We will match you according to grade and/or your previous school environment, so you will have lots in common right off the bat. After that, we'll ask you to reach out to your new family or families with a simple "welcome" message and to attend the virtual New Parent Zoom Party on the evening of Thursday, May 6. We will also ask you to arrange and attend a couple of simple social opportunities - taking Covid comfort level and compliance into consideration - between now and the beginning of the school year in August.

There will be a short New Family Ambassador meeting on Thursday, April 29, to further discuss the details of your role and to answer any questions you may have.

How do you volunteer? Fill out our New Family Ambassador interest form, and we will be in touch!

Family Game Night Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Ozzie in Ms. Keller, Ms. Christine, and Ms. Margaret's first grade class! Ozzie is the March winner of the Family Game Night Challenge, presented by the speech-language pathology department. The next drawing is Friday, April 16. To enter, email a photo of your child playing a game with others to familygamenight@schenck.org. The long weekend is a great time to play family games!

Sneak Peek Meeting for Families Who Are Not Outplacing

Parents of students who are not outplacing this year are welcome to attend the Outplacement Sneak Peek meeting for a preview of the outplacement process. The same presentation is offered twice, so pick the time that best suits your schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 21, at 9:00 a.m
  • Thursday, April 22, at 9:00 a.m.

The meetings are virtual with this link: Outplacement Meeting Zoom Link. Please email Director of Outplacement Janet Street with questions.

Upcoming Outplacement Meetings

There are a number of important outplacement meetings and events coming up. Conveniently, all of the meetings are virtual with this link: Outplacement Meeting Zoom Link.

Please save these dates:
  • Outplacement Sneak Peek - Wednesday, April 21, at 9:00 a.m. - This a helpful meeting for NON-OUTPLACING families to provide information about the outplacement process. This meeting is offered twice.
  • Outplacement Sneak Peek - Thursday, April 22, at 9:00 a.m. - Same as above, so pick the session that fits your schedule.
  • "50 Tips" Meeting - Tuesday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. - This is a critical meeting for all parents of outplacing students to learn tips for a successful transition to a new school. This program is offered twice.
  • "50 Tips" Meeting - Thursday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m. - Same as above, so pick the session that fits your schedule.
  • Soaring-On Ceremony - This celebratory event is being reimagined. Parents of outplacing students will receive information on when, where, and what it will be.
Please email Director of Outplacement Janet Street with questions.