Skiing and Science

   Our last ski day was yesterday, and it was a good one. New snow made for a challenging and fun day on the slopes. Big thanks to Berkshire East for being so accommodating, and making it all work so easily, to the students for being willing to try new trails each week, to the staff for making sure each student had a worthwhile and enjoyable ski experience, and another BIG thanks to all the chaperones who joined us and made our ski days possible. Looking forward to next year.
   5th and 6th grade families will be getting a letter soon about this year’s ature’s Classroom trip. The trip is Monday, May 21-Friday, May 25, and we’ll be looking for at least one male and female chaperone.
   Also coming Monday a letter explaining our Outdoor Science Day, scheduled for Wednesday, February 7. The plan is to have all K-6 students outside working on a variety of science-related activities for the whole day. It is an early release day as well. Make sure your students come dressed for the weather! (We’ll remind them…and you)
   I came across an interesting article in the New York Times with advice from a diplomat about how to bridge the parent/teacher divide, especially at conferences. I thought it was interesting, although from my observations, the staff and families at our school communicate clearly and honestly about what’s best for our students.  I hope you find it useful:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/well/family/5-lessons-from-a-diplomat-for-bridging-the-parent-teacher-divide.html