Hello Lower School Viking Parents!
February is here and I can not believe how fast time is flying. Next month is spring break and before we know it we will be clapping our 5th graders out at the end of the year performance. Let us get down to business before I get emotional. Sigh.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
Tuesday, February 19: Parent Coffee, 8:30-9:30am, Dining Hall Fireside*
Wednesday, February 20: Internationally acclaimed psychologist and author, Catherine Steiner-Adair, will join us to discuss her book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. (Details TBA.) For more about Steiner-Adair and her important work, click here
Sunday, February 24: MOSAIC Black History Month Event; 3:00-5:00pm, Dining Hall
Wednesday, February 27 – Friday, March 1: Parent-Teacher Conferences. NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MARCH 1!
Friday, March 1: Ice-skating at Chiller. Bring your kids to Chiller at Easton on Friday, March 1 for ice-skating with their CA buddies from 10:30-12:30. $6 at door, includes skate rental.
Thursday, February 28: Parent Book Club, 8:30-9:30am, Huntington Room*
*More details below
From the Head of Lower School
Mark L. Hansen
Last week certainly proved to be an interesting one with the arctic blast followed by the snow we awakened to on Friday morning. I am confident your children all enjoyed their unexpected 5-day weekend, but we now look forward to a 5-day SCHOOl week this coming week! We also have many events taking place in the Lower School.
On Tuesday at 8:15 am Grade 1 students are performing Wing It, a musical about birds. We ask parents to sit in the center section as students will sit on the left and right sides.
There will be two Strings Concerts on Wednesday. At 8:15 am the Level 3 and Grade 5 strings students will perform. Level 1 and 2 will perform the same day at 4:00 pm. Parents are again asked to sit in the center section.
On Friday our Chinese parents are preparing a Chinese New Year Fair for students in Grades 1-5 in the Dining Hall. Students will rotate through many activities related to Chinese culture. For our younger students, activities have been planned inside their classrooms.
Our next Parent Coffee will be February 19 from 8:30-9:30 am in the fireside of the Dining Hall. The topic is Outdoor Winter Fun With Your Children. It will be presented by our 3YO Associate and Naturalist, MS. Grace Gordon. Please join us.
The next Parent Conferences will be held on:
- Wednesday, February 27 from 3:40-5:40 pm
- Thursday, February 28 from 3:40-8:00 pm
- Friday, March 1 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm (no school on Friday for students)
Conference sign-up information will be sent home soon.
Our next Parent Book Club selection is “The Strength Switch” by Dr. Lea Waters. We will meet on February 28 from 8:30-9:30 am in the Huntington Room. We will discuss Part 1 (Chapters 1-4) at the meeting in February.
This week’s parenting article is from CNN and is entitled, “More screen time for toddlers is tied to poorer development a few years later, study says.” It can be found following this link.
Thought for the Week