Life After Schenck - In-House School Fair for Parents of Outplacing Students

All parents of outplacing students should mark their calendars for Life After Schenck, our in-house school fair, on Thursday, November 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Activity Center. This event is open to all current Schenck School parents, but it is particularly helpful for outplacing families, as there will be Schenck School alumni parents and students there representing schools in town to give parents a perspective on their transition experience. Questions? Contact Janet Street.

Dyslexia Dash Spirit Week

We are excited about the Dyslexia Dash on Saturday, October 20, at Perimeter Mall! If you have not registered, click here. Make sure to register as part of the Schenck School Team.

Next week is Spirit Week:

  • Monday, October 15 - Inside Out Day
  • Tuesday, October 16 - Wacky Hair Day*
  • Wednesday, October 17 - Crazy Hat Day
  • Thursday, October 18 - Crazy Socks and Shades Day*
  • Friday, October 19 - Phoenix Flair and Phoenix Sock Day ... and a Pep Rally!

*Please note that the Tuesday and Thursday activities have changed since the flyer was sent home. Because we will be taking student photos on Thursday, October 18, we will have Wacky Hair Day on Tuesday instead.

On race day, stop by the Schenck School/Dyslexia Resource tent at 8:10 a.m. sharp for a team photo. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. All participants are encouraged to wear their House t-shirt and Phoenix rally cap to the race, so everyone will know we are TEAM SCHENCK SCHOOL! The shirts from the race may be worn to school on Monday, October 22, with uniform bottoms.

Student Photos Benefitting the Auction & Gala

Mark your calendars – student photo sessions for the 2019 Auction and Gala are coming up! We are thrilled that photographer and alumni parent Nikki Domenichetti has agreed to volunteer her time again this year. The photos are sure to capture each student's personality and your heart!!

Photos will be taken on Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19 – please check the flyer in the Friday folder or click here for your student's specific day and time. Students may be out of uniform for their designated picture day. Photos will be black and white on a white/light background. Solid color, non-white, clothing is suggested.

Photos will be available for purchase before Thanksgiving and make terrific gifts!

Visiting Author Jack Gantos

Newberry Award-winning author Jack Gantos will visit the School on Friday, November 2. Gantos has written books for readers of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include the Rotten Ralph series, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, and Dead End in Norvelt, the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner and the Scott O'Dell Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction.

If you would like to order books to be signed, please return the order form by Friday, October 19.

School Pictures - Important Ordering Information

Your child's school pictures are ready! Clicks of Love has sent an email from their system to the primary parent email for each student. A flyer with instructions on how to view and download your student's photos will be in this week's Friday folder. If you have any questions, please contact Clicks of Love at You can expect a response from them within 24 hours. Stay tuned for the photo retake date that will be confirmed soon.