Newsletter

Online Reenrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year
Mark your calendars! An email from Head of School Josh Clark with instructions for reenrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent to the primary email address we have on file for each student on Monday, February 3. Please follow the link found in the email in order to begin the reenrollment process. Do not reapply on the Admissions page. If you do not receive the reenrollment email or have any questions, please contact Registrar Rosanna Rocca. The Online Reenrollment deadline is March 1.


Class Valentine Parties

Please note that Friday, February 14, is a noon dismissal day. Here is the schedule for class Valentine celebrations:

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Fourth grade Tea Dance (all fourth grade parents are invited to attend - please RSVP to your room parent)

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Class parties for first, second, third, fifth, and sixth grades

Because of the early dismissal, we are unable to stagger party times. Accordingly, we ask that only two parent volunteers attend the parties in first, second, third, fifth, and sixth grades, as parking will be limited. Teachers and room parents will communicate specific party details. Kindergarten will celebrate Valentine's Day on a different date. Questions? Contact your child's teachers.

Upcoming Parent Education Events

There are informative Parent Education events coming up in February and March:

Evening Event - Motivated, Organized, and Calm: How to help your child strengthen their executive functioning skills to excel in school and in life - Thursday, February 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what makes you tick? What makes it so you're able to pay attention, organize and complete tasks, regulate your emotions, and maintain self-awareness? The answer lies in a set of mental skills known as executive function. Sometimes referred to as "the management system of the brain," executive functioning skills allow us to set goals, plan, and get things done. And when people struggle with executive function, it impacts them at home, in school, and in life. In this special presentation with Dr. Maggie Wray Ph.D., you'll learn in detail the role of executive function in your (and your child's!) life, how to identify if your child may have executive function challenges, and what you can do to help. We hope you will join us! RSVP here.

"Talk & Tea" - Your Child's Strengths - Friday, March 20, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Knowing your child's strengths can be helpful when parenting, as well as when advocating for him or her during their educational journey. Some of their natural abilities and interests are obvious, but others may be trickier to discover. During this session, Director of Community Engagement Ellen Hill will help you will learn how to identify your child's strengths and to develop them once you know what they are. We will also discuss strength-based parenting and some of the latest research on the subject. RSVP here.

Please mark your calendar! Questions? Contact Ellen Hill.

Exciting News from The Dyslexia Resource

The Dyslexia Resource is a non-profit launched by The Schenck School as a means for sharing the expertise of the School with other struggling readers. In furtherance of its mission to empower communities to serve dyslexic learners, The Dyslexia Resource will hold a two-day conference for educators this summer on July 16 and 17, 2020. Built by teachers for teachers, the conference will give attendees the chance to learn time-tested strategies and tools from experienced professionals with expertise in teaching children with dyslexia. If you know any teachers or tutors who might be interested in attending the conference, please encourage them to visit the conference website, readingconference.org.

Mark Your Calendar for Summer Adventures Registration

Registration for our very popular Summer Adventures program opens on Monday, January 27 (please note the new date). Spaces fill quickly, so be sure to mark this date on your calendar. Information about the program and registration requirements can be found on the Summer Adventures page of the School website. Questions? Contact Director of Student Services Terry Sherali.