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October – November 2017
Tue, Oct 24
Fourth Grade Halloween Dance Performance

4th Grade Parent attendance requested. Time TBA

  • Oct 24 all-day
  • @ 375 Pearl Street
Wed, Oct 25
Nature’s Classroom 4th Grade Trip
  • Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Fri, Oct 27
Math Parent Coffee Hour on 1 & 2 Grade Mathematics

Jonathan Edmonds (K-2nd Math Specialist), Jill Fiengo (1st grade teacher) and Eliza van Rootselaar (2nd grade teacher) will present an engaging and informative workshop on what we teach and how we teach math in our classrooms. We’ll discuss the scope of content in these early Lower School years, share specific examples of experiences our children have in different branches of mathematics, and encourage ways that your family can nurture a positive and rich outlook on math in and out of the classroom.

  • Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • @ Third Floor Conference Room
Mon, Oct 30
Third Grade Parent Meeting and Conversation

Third grade parents are invited to join Dr. Rachel Maldonado, Lower School Psychologist, Diane Mackie, Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics and Jackie Condie, Head of Lower School, for a meeting and conversation about your child’s third grade experience. We will share with you information about what you can expect of your third grade child socially and academically. Rachel will speak about third grade developmental milestones; and Diane and Jackie will discuss third grade academic highlights. There will be ample time for parent questions and conversation about how we can work together to support your child’s learning at school (and at home). We hope you will join us.

  • Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • @ Lawrence Street Conference room
Tue, Oct 31
Second Grade Parent Meeting & Conversation

Second grade parents are invited to join Dr. Rachel Maldonado, Lower School Psychologist, Diane Mackie, Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics and Jackie Condie, Head of Lower School, for a meeting and conversation about your child’s second grade experience. We will share with you information about what you can expect of your second grade child socially and academically. Rachel will speak about second grade developmental milestones; and Diane and Jackie will discuss second grade academic highlights. There will be ample time for parent questions and conversation about how we can work together to support your child’s learning at school (and at home). We hope you will join us.

  • Oct 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Thu, Nov 2
Kindergarten Parent Meeting and Conversation

Kindergarten parents are invited to join Dr. Rachel Maldonado, Lower School Psychologist, Diane Mackie, Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics and Jackie Condie, Head of Lower School, for a meeting and conversation about your child’s kindergarten experience. We will share with you information about what you can expect of your kindergartner socially and academically. Rachel will speak about kindergarten developmental milestones; and Diane and Jackie will discuss kindergarten academic highlights. There will be ample time for parent questions and conversation about how we can work together to support your child’s learning at school (and at home). We hope you will join us.

  • Nov 2 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • @ Lawrence Street Library
Tue, Nov 7
No School PS/LS

Preschool and Lower School: (No School on either day for PS/LS)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017: No School for PS/LS. Election Day.
Parent Conferences are from 11:oo a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 17, 2017: No School for PS/LS.
Parent Conferences are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Childcare Locations for PS & LS:
Preschool and Kindergarten: Third Floor Conference Room
First, Second, Third and Fourth Grade: 5th Floor Small Dance Studio

Childcare will be available only during your half-hour scheduled conference time between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Election Day November 7 and between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on November 17. Childcare will not be available for any conferences scheduled outside these hours. (There is No School nor any Afterschool Programs on either date.)

We ask families with two households to schedule their conference at the same time.

  • Nov 7 all-day
Preschool & Lower School Parent Conferences (no classes for PS/LS)

Preschool and Lower School: (No School on either day for PS/LS)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017: No School for PS/LS. Election Day.
Parent Conferences are from 11:oo a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 17, 2017: No School for PS/LS.
Parent Conferences are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Childcare Locations for PS & LS:
Preschool and Kindergarten: Third Floor Conference Room
First, Second, Third and Fourth Grade: 5th Floor Small Dance Studio

Childcare will be available only during your half-hour scheduled conference time between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Election Day November 7 and between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on November 17. Childcare will not be available for any conferences scheduled outside these hours. (There is No School nor any Afterschool Programs on either date.)

We ask families with two households to schedule their conference at the same time.

  • Nov 7 all-day
Thu, Nov 9
3&4 Grade Parent Math Info Session with Kate Minear

Kate Minear, 3 & 4 Grade Math Learning Specialist, is doing a series of evening information sessions about 3rd and 4th grade math this year. Each session will be focused on a question that commonly comes up at math coffee hours. She is hoping this format will allow you to select the topics that are of most interest to you– you can choose just one session or you can attend several. Each session will run from 5:00 – 5:45 (students can drop into Afterschool.)

Nov 9
“Tell Me More About What Math Class Looks Like”
Your child spends an hour each school day working on math– one class can often include playing strategic games, collaborating with a partner on a challenging problem, contributing to a math discussion, and doing independent practice. I’ll give you a window into what a typical math class looks like, using samples of student work and videos of the class.

Dec 14
“Tell Me More About Differentiation in Math”
We work very hard to make sure every child feels both confident and challenged during math class. I’ll explain how we plan a unit to make sure each child progresses in their math thinking, and share some examples of my favorite challenge problems.

Jan 10
“Tell Me More About Doing Math with My Child at Home”
I’ll share ideas about how to help with homework, how to give your child extra practice on challenging skills, and how to bring math into daily life in fun ways.

Mar 13
“Tell Me More About Fractions and Decimals”
Fractions and decimals are an important topic in 3rd and 4th grade. I’ll share the concepts we cover and how we help build understanding.

  • Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Fourth Grade Parent Meeting & Conversation

Fourth grade parents are invited to join Dr. Rachel Maldonado, Lower School Psychologist, Diane Mackie, Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics and Jackie Condie, Head of Lower School, for a meeting and conversation about your child’s fourth grade experience. We will share with you information about what you can expect of your fourth grade child socially and academically. Rachel will speak about fourth grade developmental milestones; and Diane and Jackie will discuss fourth grade academic highlights. There will be ample time for parent questions and conversation about how we can work together to support your child’s learning at school (and at home). We hope you will join us.

  • Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • @ Third Floor Conference Room
Major Dates 2017-18