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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 10/17

Dear Families, We are approaching the end of the first quarter on Friday, November 2nd. At this time of year, parents often ask what they can do to help when their student is struggling academically. It is hard to watch our children grapple with new material or find challenges in subjects where they’ve had success…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 10/10

Dear Families, It is essential for students to feel safe and secure while in school. We work with students on fire, earthquake, online, and general safety throughout the school year. October is Safety Month. We are participating in the "Great California ShakeOut" on Thursday, October 18th at 10:18 am. This is a time where most schools, government…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 10/3

Dear Families, One of the most common debates among parents and educators is homework. Whether the question is how much is too much, (or too little), what age should students be assigned homework, or whether there is value in homework at all, one can find research to back varied opinions and philosophies. One point upon…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 9/26

Dear Families, As you know, Wednesday, October 3rd is the first of two student-led conferences. We begin with a modified version in Kindergarten, and build to entirely student-driven conferences in the later elementary grades. There is much value in these! So what is a student-led conference, and why do we do them? Simply stated, these are conferences…
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