We heard there were a few tears over break when parents heard the “This I Believe” essays their students wrote this fall – those essays are now posted on our Web site if you’d like to read what other parents heard last month. Read them here.

We have begun a school-wide penny drive for Haiti earthquake relief. Donations can be made at the Lower School or Middle School.

Don’t forgot our upcoming open houses! We have two coming up next Thursday, Jan. 21 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. and 5 – 8 p.m. at the Middle School campus. We also have two Lower School open houses coming up: one from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 and one from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

Please spread the word! I attached the Middle School open house flier to the weekly e-mail for you to forward along to friends and neighbors, in addition to a flier for an upcoming library talk by Head of School Sandi Wollum.

English: This week, students reviewed their past vocabulary words (we are up to 140 words) by using 8 words in a well constructed series of paragraphs. The results have been humorous, cleaver, rambling, and intriguing!

Social Studies: We have been reading from the book, “South On The Sound”. Students will be reading chapter 2 at home this weekend.

Math: Instruction continued this week with subjects including graphing algebraic equations, the Pythagorean Theorem and distances on the coordinate plane, and ordering and rounding decimals. We also took the January Continental Math League test this week! Results were very positive!

Science: Students continued to work on constructing their Micro-g experiments this week. We’ve worked hard on making them more creative while also confronting a few issues that micro-gravity brings up. For example, putting water in a cup is problematic in micro-gravity, as is dropping a weight on a packet of ketchup.

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About Halley (Griffin) Knigge

Storyteller and adventurer with a focus on new and social media. Ten years of award-winning writing and editing experience, eight years working professionally to share compelling stories through brand journalism, three years as an airline spokesperson, two years as a Tacoma Arts Commissioner and 30+ years of learning something new every day.

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