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October Newsletter

The monthly newsletter that celebrates our community.


Get to know the LPS staff on a personal level.

October's Staff Spotlight is on:

Assistant Principal, 

Amy Plante

Read on...

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Interactive Displays

In May 2021 Learning Prep hosted a fundraising event, the Silver Linings Celebration. A school-wide movement to highlight and create perspective on the many positive changes that last year may have brought upon everybody. Our way of life was changed by the Covid-19 Pandemic, but among those changes, new seeds were planted along the way that germinated into messages of hope, and the importance of family and community. With this in mind the Silver Linings event raised funds for a new technological upgrade at Learning Prep, the purchase of 18 Newline Interactive Displays!

Read on...



Monday, October 4: All School Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, October 6: Picture Make Up Day

Thursday, October 7: Virtual Curriculum Night, 6:00 PM (details TBA)

Friday, October 8: Marathon Spirit Day, Wear your Blue/Green shirt to support Amy & Abby's running of the marathon!

Monday, October 11: No School, Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 11: Boston Marathon Day

Tuesday, October 12: No School, Professional Development

Thursday, October 14: Parent Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting, 9:00-10:00 AM

Friday, October 15: High School Social, 2:45-5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 20: All School Wear Orange for Unity Day

Thursday, October 21: Transition Information Night, 6:00 PM (details TBA)

Wednesday, October 27: Early Release, 11:00 Dismissal

Wednesday, October 27: Virtual Grandfriends Day (details TBA)

Friday, October 29: All School Wear Orange & Black


By: Human Resources Manager, Cate Wilson

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“Let me tell you what I love about working at Learning Prep.”

I get to say this a lot lately. A significant number of teachers and administrators are changing jobs or switching careers in 2021, creating many opportunities - particularly at independent schools. It’s not hard to get people excited about the work we do. LPS has a rich faculty culture of talented, kind professionals genuinely committed to helping kids grow and succeed.

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Announcements & Reminders

Get involved

The Parent Advisory Group (PAG) & the Partners In Education (PIE) are two parent organizations that families can participate. For more information about each group's goals and the meeting dates, click here.

Check your junk folder

Please be aware that several families have had issues with receiving our school wide emails. This tends to happen more with Yahoo accounts. If you need help you can check our this article for more info.

Transportation Changes

Please remember to send any transportation changes and early dismissals to:



Family Directory

It's coming soon! The final touches are being put on a new, web-based, user-friendly Family Directory system! This will be available soon and families will be notified when it is ready.

9th Grade

Day of Service

This event will be held on Saturday, October 16, from 10:00 - 12:00 PM. Check out the full letter for more details!

2021-22 Calendar

You can download the 2021-22 School Year Calendar here.

(updated 7/12/21)

Also, check out learningprep.org/calendar for a full list of events.

Lunch Menu

To review the lunch menu, click here.

Parent Facebook Group

To foster connections among our current LPS families we have created a private Facebook group just for you called:

LPS Panther Parents & Families Group.

Click this link to join!


Get your LPS Gear!

Here's a great way to show your LPS Panther Pride!

The School Store has been updated so check out the school store today!

SHOP NOW and enter code PLAY10 at checkout for 10% OFF!

Know someone who would benefit from LPS?

If you know someone who may be looking for a place like LPS, tell them about our weekly, Virtual Information Sessions and to reach out to:

Korina Martin, Director of Admissions at kmartin@learningprep.org

In case you missed it

Email updates that went out this week

Exciting staffing update (9/30/21)

Learning Prep School Virtual Boston Marathon Team (9/28/21)

Parent Volunteer Survey (9/27/21)

Seen around campus

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Contact Info


1507 Washington Street

West Newton, MA 02465

Phone: (617) 965-0764

Main Fax: (617) 527-1514


Nancy Ishkanian


617-965-0764 ext. x 1014

Nurses Fax: (617) 244-1921


All transportation changes and early dismissals to:


Amy Davis, Principal


617-965-0764 ext. x 1221

Amy Plante, Assistant Principal


617-965-0764 ext. x 1322

Vanessa Craverio, Chief Financial Officer


617-965-0764 ext. x 1317

Korina Martin, Director of Admissions


617-965-0764 ext. x 1202

Kurt Moellering, Executive Director


617-965-0764 ext. x 1201

Gretchen Petersen, Chief Operating Officer


617-965-0764 ext. x 1208

Dee Lane, Director of Development & Alumni Relations


617-965-0764 ext. x 1206

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