Author Archives: Halley (Griffin) Knigge

About Halley (Griffin) Knigge

I make blog.

Back-to-school!

  IMPORTANT NOTE: We begin school each year with a closed kitchen. This means no student may bring a lunch with anything that needs to be cooked on the stove, toasted, or microwaved until the kitchen has been officially opened for … Continue reading

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Last night

Can’t believe we’re on our last night already!! We’ll be seeing you all in just a few short hours. Reminder: we’ll be coming in on Lufthansa flight 490 from Frankfurt, arriving in Seattle at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Yesterday: Mont St … Continue reading

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Terrible Internet connection in Saint Malo. Everyone still alive and happy – photos to come when we can get them up. Happy birthday Wyatt!! Reminder to ask your student about Wyatt’s Flaming French firecracker birthday cake. :)

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6 a.m. wake up call

The look in their eyes is saying, “If we wanted you guys to wake us up before it’s light out, we could have done that back in Tacoma!”

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Les chateaux de la Loire

Today we had a bit of a sleep-in. Why, you ask? Well aside from the fact that we’ve been going, going, going, it was daylight saving time in France! We left the hotel at 10 a.m. today, roughly two hours … Continue reading

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Onto the Loire …

After our morning at Versailles yesterday, we continued on to Chartres Cathedral. From there, we made our way to Tours, arriving just in time for a French cooking lesson. Adults jumped in at first, but after chopping a few chives … Continue reading

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Greetings from Versailles!

As you can see, we’ve been bathing ourselves in opulence today.

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Exploration day

Today was our last full day in Paris so we split into groups to fulfill as many wish list sights we could accommodate. Metro pros! Group 1 went to the deportation memorial for Holocaust victims, before enjoying “the world’s best … Continue reading

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“The fancy toilet”

For weeks I’ve been promising a visit to the “fancy toilets” in the Carousel du Louvre. Today, I was able to deliver. This boutique bathroom costs 1.50 euro for the “spa japonais” experience – club music, designer toilet paper, and … Continue reading

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We’re not bragging …

… we swear!!!

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Horsing around

Et pourquoi pas?

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Salut, les parents!

We began our morning with a bus tour around the city, led by the fabulous Parisienne Amale. Just in case there was any question as to what city we’re visiting. :) We spent the afternoon on a whirlwind visit to … Continue reading

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On mange!!

Dinner at Chez Clement!

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On est arrivée!!

We’re in Paris!! Everyone’s safe and happy and (so far) awake!! We’re about to head out to tour the city and have dinner. Our guide Theo is great – if you haven’t traveled by tour guide and chartered bus, it’s … Continue reading

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On our way!!!!

You’ll be glad to hear we made it safely through security and to our gate without TSA incident. Grabbing final snacks and bathroom breaks and getting ready to board!!

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Hello parents! Here’s the plan for students who are not travelling to France with us next week. NO SCHOOL Tuesday, March 20, through Thursday, March 29 OPTIONAL debrief/pajama day Friday, March 30 NO SCHOOL/Spring Break, Saturday, March 31 – Sunday, … Continue reading

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France 2012 meeting Feb. 22

Hello France-going families! Just 50 days until we’re leaving on a jet plane for la belle France. Who’s excited? We’ve got a number of things to go over before we leave, so we’ve scheduled a dinner meeting for Feb. 22 … Continue reading

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Weekly update, Jan. 27, 2012

Happy Friday, parents! Please read through this entire post as it contains important information! Important Court C update for Jan. 30-Feb. 7: And we thought we were done with construction closures! Little did we know there was a bit of … Continue reading

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Hunger Walk

Check out this amazing video made by Jackie Y. and Emmet C. for the Associated Ministries.

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Used Book Sale Dec. 2-3!!

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Middle school preview night Nov. 2

  This should be a truly great evening for anyone who’s interested in learning more about what we do at Seabury School. Whether you’re looking for a middle school for next year, or for five years down the road, you … Continue reading

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Sign up for France by midnight tonight before rates increase!!

Hello middle school parents – Just one more reminder that rates for our 2012 trip to France are only locked in through today. If you haven’t yet signed up for our middle school European vacation this coming March, and are … Continue reading

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Monday transportation

Dear parents – You should have all received the below email several weeks ago. For now, we are considering Monday transportation to the Morgan Family YMCA beginning in two weeks – students would need a YMCA membership and the extra … Continue reading

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Protected: Public shaming

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Calendar update

Happy Thursday! I’m working on getting our school calendars switched over to Google calendar so parents and staff can sync the calendar with their computers and smart phones. I’ve added a tab to this blog with the all-school calendar, and … Continue reading

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Construction update 9/21/2011

Hello friends, parents – By now you’ve all experienced the exciting adventure that is attempting to drive down Court C. Construction is well underway and we have been doing our best to adapt to the street blockages and weird traffic. … Continue reading

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Curriculum night is Thursday!

Dear Families: I have had many questions about Curriculum Night.  Yes, tomorrow evening is Curriculum Night.  Parents of students from both campuses meet at the lower campus location (1801 53rd Street NE, Tacoma, 98422) to discuss with the teachers the … Continue reading

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Court C construction update 9/19/2011

Hello parents – As you can see, Court C construction has finally begun! Crews began to tear up S. 9th St. on Friday, and we are told this is going to be a 40-day project. That sets the end date … Continue reading

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Nitty Gritty update 9/8/11

Hello parents and middle school students – This is the first email I’m sending out about some major construction work that is going to be going on around the middle school. I’ll keep you posted with all the information that … Continue reading

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Backpack Bootcamp 2011!

Backpack Bootcamp 2011 Olympic National Park Cape Alava/ Sand Point Loop Backpack Bucket Ninja Getting started… Almost to the beach! Cape Alava YEAH! Room with a view. Special visitor The visitor runs through our camp. See a bald eagle- do … Continue reading

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