Newsletter

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.

Josh Clark Speaking at Microsoft's Dyslexia DecodEd

This three-part webinar series presented by Microsoft is intended to bring awareness to the significance of dyslexia and its impacts. Learning about dyslexia provides an opportunity for educators and community members to positively shift the entire curve and support the 17-20% of people who are dyslexic. The community of supporters, advocates, parents, and organizations play a critical role in ensuring that students with dyslexia are empowered to reach their full potential.

Please join Dyslexia DecodEd 2021, where you will explore global perspectives and learn how to empower educational environments to serve students, foster their independence, and provide a successful transition into their future.

Josh will be speaking at Part 2 on Wednesday, October 20, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. We encourage our community to register for all three parts of this series, which begins on Thursday, October 14.


Annual Fund Challenge Is a Success - 100% Parent Participation

WOW! What a great response to our Challenge! Thank you for stepping up to the plate and helping us reach 100% parent participation! Your continued support shows your dedication to the mission of the School and means so much. All classes will have a doughnut or ice cream party!

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the 30 parent volunteers who have worked hard the past three weeks to help make these amazing results possible.

Library Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Decorate a pumpkin to look like one of your favorite book characters! Here is how it works:

  • Purchase a pumpkin no larger than a basketball.
  • Decorate your pumpkin WITHOUT carving, cutting, or poking holes in it.
  • Acrylic paints or permanent markers work best for decorating.
  • You may add items such as yarn, buttons, wiggly eyes, etc. - be creative!
  • Attach an index card with your name, teachers' names, and book character.
  • Bring a copy of the book if you have it.
  • Families/siblings may collaborate on a pumpkin together.
  • Bring your pumpkin to school on Monday, October 25.

Participation is voluntary. This is NOT a contest. Have fun and be creative! Click here to see last year's pumpkins.