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Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

 

On Tuesday, we begin an extended period thinking about the contributions of Martin Luther King.  We have shifted away from a one-day focus on the meaning of his work because a shortened focus obstructs children's ability to think more deeply and discover other connections. We have a couple of intentional messages we want the children to experience.

 

One, Martin Luther King did not carry out the transformational changes alone.  Over the course of the next weeks, we will bring to light others who, alongside of Martin Luther King, pushed to change how we live together.  Further, we want to highlight who is still carrying on the work today.  Learning about other leaders in the work of Civil Rights will carry us through Black History month.  Second, embedded in Martin Luther King's work is love – to love one another.  Some of the questions we will think about are: What does it mean to love and take care of another living being?  Who can you love?   We hope the conversations about love will enrich our thinking about Valentine's Day beyond hearts and candy. Although we will not hit on this in a large way, we, as adults, know, experience and see on the news how this work of moving toward true love of one another is unfinished work.  

 

On a totally different note, as we head into the long weekend, keeping bedtimes to the same schedule as school nights helps the children get back into the groove of school.  With the snow days, many children might still be feeling the struggle of settling back into routines.  Keep up those bedtime routines over the weekend and Tuesday morning will be easier.

 

Happy Weekend,

Kristin

 

 
 

All-School Information

Free Workshop for Young Artists
Middle School art teacher Cindy Hodgson, who curated the exhibit, will be offering a free workshop for young artists at the Esther Klein Gallery opening this Sunday, January 14th. Additionally, over 50 pieces Westtown Middle School students' work will be on display - the exhibit will be on display until January 26th. Register your 8 - 18 year old for the workshop here!  


Financial Aid

The deadline for filing for need-based Financial Aid for the 2018-19 school year is January 15, 2018. Please click here for instructions and information. The Admission Office encourages you to submit your application online as soon as possible. They know that you will not have all of your tax documents by January 15th, so the application is to be completed by making your best estimates. If you have any questions, please call the Admission Office at 610-399-7900. 


Dress for a Good Cause
Join us for the 10th and Final Dress for a Good Cause, Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1-3 p.m. in the Cabin! Dresses are $10 - all sizes, styles, vintages (just like females); lots of jewelry! Proceeds benefit a local home for young women who survived human trafficking. For more information, contact Carol Metzger 610-793-4387.

 

Parent Speaker Series
Join us on Monday, January 29 at 8:15 am in the Belfry for a presentation with Mike Domritz, founder of the Date Safe Project. In this presentation, parents will discover several simple steps to effectively engage their teenagers in discussions about dating, intimacy, and parties. This is open to all, so bring a friend!

 

Fiddler on the Roof
The Upper School will be performing Fiddler on the Roof from February 1 - 3 in the Barton Test Theater at 7:30 pm. This is a family friendly event.    

 

Community Blood Drive
The next Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Click here to register to give!

 
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