Hello Lower School Viking Parents!
Happy New Year! If you haven’t done so already, we hope the snow outside is a reminder to send in snow pants, snow boots, and all winter accessories. Let’s see what’s coming up below!
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday, January 14: Winter ASA programs begin*
Tuesday, January 15: Parent Coffee, 8:30-9:30am, Dining Hall Fireside*
Monday, January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No Classes
Tuesday, January 29: Parent Education-movie-Screenagers-7pm-9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) in dining hall*
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. For more about Steiner-Adair and her important work, click here
Sunday, February 24: MOSAIC Black History Month Event; 3-5pm Dining Hall
*More details below
From the Head of Lower School
Mark L. Hansen
Happy New Year! I hope your family enjoyed the holiday break. The students returned on Monday excited to reconnect with their friends and teachers and we had a very smooth week after the two-week holiday.
Our next Parent Coffee will be this Tuesday, January 15 from 8:30-9:30 am in the fireside of the Dining Hall. The topic will be “Balancing Outside School Activities and Overscheduled Children.” It is a topic many parents have expressed interest in previously so please join me for coffee and the conversation.
During the morning car line, please make sure that your child(ren) is ready to go when we open the door. Coats, gloves, hats should already be on, backpacks zipped up, any electronics put away, and goodbyes said. This will help the morning carline flow efficiently. Thank you for your help.
On Thursday we had a lively discussion during Parent Book Club about our latest book, The Conscious Parent. For those not able to attend, please consider reading this book. All present felt that this was a very impactful and thought-provoking book. In the newsletter next week I will share the next book selection for the next Parent Book Club. Please feel free to email me with any suggestions of books you feel would be an interesting book to read and discuss.
This week’s parenting article is from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and is entitled, “How to Not Get Overwhelmed By The Little Chores of Life.” It can be found following this link.
Winter 2019 ASA Registration
Spring Gala Planning Committee
Student Support Services
Have you ever wondered what kind of support is offered outside of your child’s homeroom or specialist teacher’s? Columbus Academy has a phenomenal student support services team who offers extra support in academics as well as support both socially and emotionally. Please follow the below link for more details.
Your Lower School Lead Parents,GO VIKES!
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