Friday, January 4, 2013

Where life is a picnic

It's great to be back!  Happy 2013!

Here is a little good financial news for independent school parents - you can read about it in this New York Times article Tax Break That Helps Private School Parents is Made Permanent.

Ann Carrns explains how you can set up a special account to which you can add $2,000 annually and use the earnings tax free as long as they go towards tuition.  Every little bit helps... 

Some curricular highlights for 2013:
  • 6 and 7th grade Rube Goldberg contraptions demonstrating forces of motion
  • Fossils and woolly mammoth pieces in a soil sample from the Museum of the Earth for 2-3's science class
  • Ten Spanish visitors for a week in March in Middle School
  • Pen and Skype pals for 4-5's to connect with a class in Arizona taught by Parker alum JD Devane
  • K-1 creating a play from Jan Brett's story, The Hat
  • Writing a book about algebra for younger students by the 7th grade math class
  • Pasta week in Pre K, where life is a picnic (see above!)

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