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Walden Weekly - April 19, 2018
Terra Toscano

Dear Walden Families,

We've heard from Joshua Tree and our third grade families are having a fantastic time with the Boojum Institute. We look forward to hearing about their adventures and will welcome them back to Walden tomorrow at dismissal.

In preparation for our Big Help Day on April 28, I had the opportunity to accompany a group of Ponderers to a neighborhood business. After spending time learning about StoryCorps, the Ponderers thought it would be a great idea to learn the stories of the people who work around Walden every single day, and chose businesses that are a big part of our Lamanda Park community. With this group of ten, we met the owner of Romeo's Pizza and interviewed him. I watched as our students demonstrated confidence and charisma while listening and learning about this man, his story, family, and passion as a business owner. As we walked back to school together, a student commented, "I think pizza lunch will taste even better now, because I know he really loves what he does."

I hope you will join us on Big Help Day, as there will be StoryCorps booths set up on campus and students are invited to bring someone that day who they would like to interview, or to interview a Walden community member.

The final strategic planning community meeting is next Tuesday, April 24. Please join us in the library at 7:00 p.m. to see and give feedback to how the plan that will guide Walden into the future is unfolding.

One last thank you to the entire Walden community for your help with this week's South yard dismissal transition. This small move has significantly reduced the number of cars on Colorado Blvd. and kept traffic moving. It also helps us continue to be good neighbors.

See you around school,

Terra

Terra Toscano
Head of School

Walden School
626.792.6166
www.waldenschool.net

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