Newsletter

Parents Association Meeting and Parent Education "Coffee & Chat"

Please join us on Wednesday, August 29, at 8:30 a.m. in the Fuqua Family Dining Hall for the first Parents Association meeting of the year! This is a great opportunity to learn more about what is going on at the School and how you can get involved. All parents are welcome.

Plan to stay for the Parent Education Series "Coffee & Chat" from 9:00-10:15 a.m. Director of Admissions Peggy Hendrix and Director of Community Engagement Ellen Hill will present what it means to be a dyslexic student. They will discuss strengths and weaknesses and how it feels to be dyslexic.

Questions about the Parents Association? Contact PA Presidents Melinda and Todd Servick. Questions about Parent Education? Contact Ellen Hill. We hope to see you there!

Back to School Parent Nights

We hope you are planning to attend your Back to School Parent Night:

All events begin at 6:00 p.m. with social time, BBQ dinner, and an opportunity to visit your child's classroom. Childcare is not provided, so please be sure to book a sitter now. Click on the above links to RSVP if you haven't already.

Please notify Director of Communications Vicki Ahnrud if you did not receive an emailed invitation.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have some great volunteer opportunities for parents interested in getting more involved at the School! Click on the following links for information and to sign up:

Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet fellow parents and have fun while supporting the School. Your time here is relatively short, so don't delay getting involved! Contact Parents Association Presidents Melinda and Todd Servick with questions or for more information. New volunteer opportunities are posted often in the Parents portal of the School website, so be sure to check it out. If you have difficulty signing in, email Director of Communication Vicki Ahnrud.

Family Game Night Challenge Presented by the Speech-Language Department

Pull out the dice, the timer, and the game board and get ready for some laughs! School, work, and sports commitments can quickly fill our schedules this time of year, but don't forget to add in some time for family fun. There are many benefits to sitting around the table and playing a game with family and friends - some games actually challenge our thinking, creativity, and language skills along the way. So, grab a few games such as Guess Who, Headbanz, Double Duel, Apples to Apples, Charades, Blurt, Buzz Blast, and 30 Second Mysteries, then schedule your first family game night this week!

As an incentive, the Speech-Language Department is offering each student who plays a game a chance to win a new game to take home every month! To enter the monthly drawing, send a photo of your child playing a board game with others to familygamenight@schenck.org. Your child will receive one entry for each photo submitted, so the more you play, the better your chances of winning!

Drawings will be held once a month, and the winner will have his or her photo in the newsletter. Aim to have at least one family game night per week and start sending in those pictures! The first drawing is Friday, September 14.