Reminders for the Week of August 19

Remember that full school days begin for first through sixth grades on Monday, August 19. Kindergarten has noon dismissal for one more week; their full days start Monday, August 26. Study Lab starts Monday, August 19.

There is space available in Phoenix Fun After-School Activities. The fall session starts Tuesday, September 3, so register for these fun enrichment activities now! Questions about Study Lab or Phoenix Fun? Contact Director of Student Services Terry Sherali.

First House Assembly Friday August 23

The Schenck School House System brings together students, faculty, and staff from all grade levels to develop leadership and teamwork and to cultivate a strong sense of community. Everyone is sorted into one of four houses:

  • House of Ignis - fire
  • House of Terra - earth
  • House of Solis - sun
  • House of Tempus - time

Points are awarded to students who display good character, citizenship, and resilience (doing your best!). We have monthly House Assemblies, where students wear their house shirts, display their house spirit, and play fun games.

The first House Assembly is on Friday, August 23, and will include a sorting ceremony for new Schenck School students. Students should wear a Schenck School t-shirt or their house shirt from last year if it still fits. All students will receive a new house t-shirt after the first House Assembly.

Coffee with the Head of School

Mark your calendar to join Head of School Josh Clark in the Courtyard for coffee. These gatherings are a great way to get to know Josh and other parents in a casual setting. All are from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. You will receive an emailed invitation. We hope you can join Josh!

  • kindergarten - Wednesday, September 4
  • first grade - Thursday, September 5
  • second grade - Wednesday, September 11
  • third grade - Wednesday, September 18
  • fourth grade - Thursday, September 19
  • fifth and sixth grades - Wednesday, October 2
Parent Education Series Presents Understanding Dyslexia

Back by popular demand! Join Head of School Josh Clark and Director of Community Engagement Ellen Hill on Tuesday, September 10, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., for a lively and informative presentation on dyslexia. This is an important foundational presentation for new Schenck School parents, with useful information for all. Josh and Ellen will discuss what dyslexia is, different ways it presents itself, some of the positive aspects of dyslexia, and the role parents play. They will also briefly review other issues that may impact the learning of a dyslexic student.

Please RSVP to reserve your space. Childcare will not be provided, so book your sitter now. Feel free to invite grandparents or friends who might be interested. Visit the Parent Education page of the School website for dates of future events.