Newsletter

The Great Kindness Challenge

The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to exhibiting kindness and compassion throughout our campus. The challenge runs from Monday, January 24, through Friday, January 28. Last year, over 110 countries participated in the Great Kindness Challenge. We are thrilled to participate in this positive school culture initiative. All classrooms will receive the Great Kindness Challenge Checklist. Please encourage your child to complete as many kind acts as possible!

We will wrap up the week with a Hats off to Kindness (wear your favorite hat) out-of-uniform day on Friday, January 28. Students will wear their house shirt, favorite hat, and out-of-uniform bottoms.

If you would like to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge as a family, use the Family Edition checklist.

Contact School Counselor Rebecca Heberton with questions.

Learning Ally's Great Reading Games

The Schenck School is participating in Learning Ally's The Great Reading Games. The contest runs until February 28 and is designed to encourage students to read and learn. We earn points when our students use Learning Ally to read for at least 20 minutes every day. Keep up the good work!

Each student has a Learning Ally account through our School membership and can access their account from home on an iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, Chromebook, or computer. To get started, log into LearningAlly.org with your child's username and password and "browse audiobooks" to add titles. The School can win prizes and recognition, so encourage your child to read today! Questions? Contact our media center specialists at library@schenck.org.

The Auction & Gala

Friday, March 25, 2022, at The Cherokee Town Club

Save the date to join us for an evening of cocktails, auction items, and community!

Show your support for The Schenck School by getting involved - it's easy! Visit the event website.

  • Become a Sponsor at schenck2022.givesmart.com and select "Sponsor or Purchase Tickets." Sponsorships are available now! Regular ticket sales will begin February 22.
  • Donate an Auction Item at schenck2022.givesmart.com and select "Donate an Item Now."
  • Volunteer with our team by emailing Auction & Gala Chair Meredith Mischner at merelax22@aol.com.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the event!

New Art in the Childress Family Gallery

Did you know The Schenck School has its own art gallery? The Childress Family Gallery was started nearly 20 years ago. It is located in the hallway leading to the Dining Hall, so all of the students can enjoy it on their way to lunch.

Each month the gallery features the artwork of four classes, which allows each student to have their work displayed by the end of the year.

On display through November 5, beautiful drawings created by:

  • Kathy McArthur & Lizzie Darby's First Grade Class
  • Kim Youmans & Mary Bryan Pope's Second Grade Class
  • Stacey Prusak & Michelle Stone's Second Grade Class
  • Candace Newman & Gracie Brown's Third Grade Class
Virtual Book Fair

Mark your calendar to shop our Virtual Book Fair November 15-19. This is a great chance to do some holiday shopping or pick out some books for your family, while supporting The Schenck School and a local independent bookstore. Visit the Little Shop of Stories book fair site, make your selection, and be sure to add an order note with The Schenck School, your child's name, and their teacher's name. You can choose to have your books delivered to the School or pick up at Little Shop of Stories (there is no shipping option this year). Here is a flyer with the information.

New this year, parents, grandparent, and friends can purchase Book Fair Bucks gift cards to be redeemed during the Book Fair. Click here to purchase.