January 8, 2021

Dear Lower School Families, 

I hope you all enjoyed a safe and memorable Winter Break and were able to read yesterday’s letter from our Head of School and COVID Response Team. It is always energizing to welcome students back to school after a break as their enthusiasm quickly gets us all back into school mode as they enter the building.

Next Wednesday, January 13th, there is no school for lower school students only. School will be in session for middle and upper school students. This is our monthly Faculty Collaboration Day when faculty have time to meet as a grade level or curricular team to plan together.

Thank you for the efficiency of the morning carline. If your children still require your support to get out of the car, please continue through the carline and use the first spot at the end if you need to get out of your car. This enables the carline to move smoothly and not be disrupted. Also note, if you need to get out of the car to assist your children, you must wear a face mask.

Please make sure your children have extra face masks in their backpacks. We have been distributing many disposable masks to students who don’t have an extra one at school and need one, and many students do not find them fitting as comfortably as the ones they bring from home.

The Parent Book Club will meet to discuss the second half of “The Power of Showing Up” by Dr. Daniel Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson. We will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, January 12th, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. to discuss chapters 4-6 (pages 110-234). If interested, please complete this form.

This week’s parenting article is from the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and is entitled “Family Conflict Is Normal; It’s the Repair That Matters.” It can be found using this link.

Upcoming Events
  • January 12: Parent Book Club (7:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • January 13: Teacher Work Day (no school for lower school students only)
  • January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
  • January 26: Report Cards distributed in the Lower School

Be well,

Head of Lower School