Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 10am-4pm at Bank Street
3 days to go until the Fall Fair! The current weather forecast is for a beautiful fall day.
We are still accepting books every morning through Friday in the cafeteria. The Early Bird Book Sale will begin in the auditorium on Friday from 1-6pm.
- For those who haven't signed up for a volunteer shift, you can still do so online or on the posted spreadsheet in the lobby. Our greatest need is for the 2-4pm shift. If you won't be here the day of the Fair, you can sign up for the Friday set-up of the Book Sale, morning book sorting in the cafeteria, or morning lobby for Box Office ticket and bracelet sales. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to work out the details.
- Don't forget the Raffle. You can drop off the sold tickets with Kelvin in the Dean's office or bring them with you to the Fair on Saturday. First prize is an iPad; second prize is a Kindle Fire. Other great prizes follow. We are still accepting raffle prizes for both the main raffle and the mini-raffle. Those can be dropped in the cafeteria or with Kelvin. Please make sure it is clearly marked as a raffle prize or let one of the sorters know.
- Bake Sale reminder: bring your homemade baked goods to the cafeteria on Friday. Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins, tarts, pies, family favorites are all welcome. We ask that they all be homemade.
Thanks for all your enthusiasm. It's going to be a great day with live music (including the return of our flamenco dancer), great games and crafts, and a lot of kids having loads of fun.
From the Dean: School for Children Technology Plan
Recently, the School for Children initiated a strategic planning process to identify major goals and priorities with regard to technology use in the school for the next three to five years. In-depth discussions involving members of the faculty, current parents, staff and administration helped to identify four major goals for the school’s immediate future, as well as a number of specific implementation strategies that will allow the school to accomplish the plan’s goals.
We encourage all SFC community members to take some time to review the plan’s four major goals, the rationales for these goals, and the implementation strategies that will guide the follow-up process. You can access the Technology Plan here or on the Parent Corner page of our website. I am pleased to say that as a faculty and administration, we are actively engaged in the research and planning that are important to fulfilling the major goals.
Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback, and we look forward to keeping you informed regarding our progress.
Alexis S. Wright Wendy Apfel
Dean Educational Technology Coordinator
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Please see the Calendar for a complete list of event/meeting dates and times.
LGBTA Parent Affinity Group Potluck
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30pm on the Playdeck
Everyone is welcome! It would be great if everyone can bring a dish to share. There will be pizza for the kids, along with water and seltzer. Please email LGBTA Affinity Group Chair Roz Lee at email@example.com to let her know if you’re bringing a main dish, side dish, fruit or dessert item so that we can make there is some balance.
SFC Open House
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Anne and Buffy's Child Development Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 9-10:30am in Room 711
Helping Your Child Develop Resiliency and Grit: When to help and when to step back. Come meet with Buffy Smith and Anne Santa, our school psychologists. We will pick up from our discussions started last year with Ron Taffel. Parents with children of all ages are welcome as we will be addressing the questions of when parents help too much and other times leave their children to fend for themselves in an overwhelming world.
PA Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 23, 8:45-10am in Room 709
LGBTA Parent Affinity Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 23, 8:45-10am in Room 219
Annual Fund Training
Wednesday, October 24, 8:45-10am in Room 709
Thursday, October 18: School Closes at 12PM for Lower School Conference Prep/Middle and Upper School Conferences - No After School
Friday, October 19: School Closed for Lower School Conference Prep/Middle and Upper School Conferences
Tuesday, November 6: School Closed for Presidential Election Day
Friday, November 9: School Closed for Lower School Conferences/Middle and Upper School Report Writing Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 21: School Closes at 1PM for Winter Break - No After School