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Walden Weekly

Published most Thursdays during the school year

Walden Weekly - February 16, 2017
Terra Toscano

Dear Walden Families,

I hope you've had a good week. Love was definitely in the air at Walden this week with Valentine's festivities and a wonderful "Love is" assembly lead by our K/1 students on Wednesday. There are many parts of the Walden experience that I can truly say that I love. I love walking into a classroom and seeing each student working on something that is meaningful to them. This doesn't happen by accident and our expert faculty curate classrooms that allow for this to take place.

I love talking with parents about their child's experience, processing questions about our program, and seeing it all "come together" year after year. I love hearing from everyone about their personal passions and how they can contribute to making our community better. I love the generosity of time, treasure, and talent that make us a community that invests in our children to bring the mission to life. I also love our approach and intention in our specialty classes.

I'd like to draw your attention to an excerpt from Walden's Curriculum Guide:

"Rooted in a commitment to Renaissance Learning, Specialty classes provide an opportunity for depth in content and relationships with Walden's experienced Specialist faculty. Walden believes a student's insight into their personhood is enhanced through this education — as are language acquisition, cognitive development, critical thinking ability, and social skills."

Next Wednesday, February 22, the Specialty Teachers are kicking off our Core Nights. I hope you will join us for tapas at 6:45 p.m., followed by dancing, stories, and interactive activities led by our teachers. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a glimpse into the kinds of experiences your kids have in Specialty classes and to meet the teachers your child will have throughout their Walden experience. Childcare will be provided. RSVP here to reserve your spot.

I hope you enjoy the long weekend.

With Care,

Terra Toscano, Head of School
Walden School
626.792.6166 x 11
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