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Lower Division Has Talent!

Do you know that our students in the Lower Division possess very unique talents? A recent Lower Division Community Time celebrated the abilities of dancers, singers, and tricksters. Students demonstrated powerful singing voices (Pre-K students), superbly choreographed...

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Behind Every Great Idea is a Child!

The Genesis of an Idea A student in the Lower Division had approached me about wanting to start an Inventor’s Club. After lunch last Friday, he came to my office to discuss what an Inventor’s Club would entail. When I asked about possible inventions, he said, “Invent...

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Boys Will Be Boys

When I was growing up the saying, “Boys will be boys” was heard regularly. Boys built with blocks and girls played with dolls. It was a rare occurrence in my Kindergarten class to see girls breaking out of these gender stereotypes. But here at The Park School, we...

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What Do You Do With an Idea?

In the past few weeks, I have been the recipient of many student ideas. These ideas have been received in persuasive letters, proposals, sign-up sheets, and data collections. The ideas have been generated by individuals, groups, and classes. Giving the children an...

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Kibos and Scratch

Have you heard your child mention Kibos and wondered what they are? Do their references to Scratch send you running for a Band-Aid? Rest easy, because they're both powerful tools for introducing coding and programming to our youngest students. Every Wednesday during...

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Love and Kindness

Have you ever wondered what is happening in the Lower Division Fridays at 11:15? The Lower Division gathers weekly to celebrate our community. We sing songs, listen to stories, problem solve, and enjoy being together.  Last week, we celebrated Martin Luther King’s...

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The Benefits of Arriving on Time

We all know being on time feels better than arriving late but did you know all that happens between 8 and 8:15?  Walk the halls between 8 and 8:15 any morning of the week and you can hear children exchanging pleasantries with classmates, you can see children reading...

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September News

September News

What a month it has been! If you haven’t had a chance, walk the halls and see how the walls have come alive with student work, or visit a classroom and hear the reading of the morning message, or see students exchanging a morning greeting. Relationships are developing, and children are happily engaging in school routines. The Park School Lower Division is a magical place! Below are some highlights from the month and questions you could ask your child about school.

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