We are excited to have several Community Events planned for the upcoming weeks. All of these events are open to the public and we encourage you to come and bring a friend.  Registration is required for most so please see details below.   

Community Book Club
Who: Parents of Young Children
What: Community Book Club and Discussion
When: Friday, January 20, 2017 from 10 to 11 am
Where: Westtown Lower School

All parents are invited to join us for a conversation led by Kristin Trueblood about the book "The Importance of Being Little" by Erika Christakis. It promises to be an engaging conversation on a powerful book.
Please register for this discussion and let us know if you would like to receive a copy of the book.

“What kids need from grown-ups (but aren’t getting)…an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play.” —NPR.org

“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . .“The Importance of Being Little” makes a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.”—The Washington Post

Harry Potter’s World 
Who:
Harry Potter Fans of All Ages 
What:
Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit
When
Sunday February 12th 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Where:
Westtown Science Center 

Westtown School will be hosting the US National Library of Medicine's Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine Exhibit in our Science Building. This exhibit will be open to ALL on Sunday, February 12th from 1-4 pm. In addition to the exhibit, we will have Harry Potter themed treats, trivia, and crafts. This is open to the public so bring a friend.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

FIRST Mid- Atlantic Robotics Competition
Who: Everyone
What: FIRST Mid- Atlantic Robotics Competition 
When: Saturday and Sunday March 11-12th 8:30am - 8:30pm
Where: Westtown Athletic Center Center  

Come on out and see some of the best Robotic Teams in the country compete for the title. Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it "the hardest fun you'll ever have." Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It's as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. This high energy event is open to the public.

STEAM Day 
Who: All 2nd - 5th graders
What: Westtown STEAM Day
WhenSunday April 9th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Westtown Science Center  

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and innovation at Westtown’s STEAM Day. This is an opportunity for students and families outside the Westtown community to experience our Action Based Education. It is a free event and open to2nd - 5th graders. Participants will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math in Westtown's state-of-the-art Science Center. Pre-Registration is required and space is limited.

Mindfulness Series for Adults  
Who:
 Any adult 
When: Mondays in April from 9:00 - 10:00am 
Where:  Westtown Lower School

From board rooms to classrooms, this ancient, secular practice of paying attention to the present moment with kindness and no judgment is getting people to both sit up and take notice.
Come learn about - and practice -mindfulness from a trained mindfulness instructor. Register here for this 4 week series.  We encourage participants to attend all classes. 

 

 

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