Letting Your Child Choose Their School - Pluses and Pitfalls

Posted by Andrew Weller, Dean of Enrollment and Strategic Marketing on Feb 23, 2022 10:34:00 AM

Before being accepted to a private school, establish with your child how the choice will be made.

The role of the student in selecting a school is a complicated one because it generally reflects parenting styles, family values, and priorities.  The range goes from the parent making the decision to collaborative decision making between parents and student to the student choosing from among parent-approved options, to the student independently making the decision.  What’s most important among those options is deciding in advance which one to choose.  

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Topics: Insider, St. Stephens and St. Agnes, School search, become ready, Looking at private schools, choosing a school

Fun Valentine's Day Activities for Children

Nothing brings hearts and minds together like a good book shared!

The month of February is all about love, inclusion and friendship here at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes. And nothing brings hearts and minds together like a good book shared.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, the theme is Love and Kisses.  I've also included some quick fun activities and a video to accompany a great story written by Scott Campbell, Hug Machine.  You may find these and many more books in Sinclair Library at the Lower School or visit your local library or bookshop. Enjoy!

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Topics: Insider, become ready, Kindergarten, PreK, junior kindergarten, Recreational Activities, jk

Resources and Activities to Help Children Learn Math

Posted by Ann Bremner, Director of Lower School Math on Jan 31, 2022 8:15:00 AM

Great math games and resources that promote number sense, perseverance, and problem solving.

Looking for activities to keep young minds active and engaged? This list of math-related games, websites, and resources are really worthwhile apps that help build mathematic skills in a variety of ways. These are not the run-of-the-mill drill activities that many of us grew up performing. Rather, these promote number sense, perseverance, and problem solving - the skills our children need to be successful in math and in life.
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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Kindergarten, PreK, junior kindergarten, Lower School, student learning

5 Tips to Prepare Your Kindergartener for Success

Posted by Katie Stadler, Kindergarten Teacher & Mandi Sapp on Jan 26, 2022 2:54:42 PM

Teacher tips to set your child up for independence to begin kindergarten

Sending your young child off to kindergarten can be an overwhelming experience. There’s a lot to prepare and some things you may not have even considered. Let us help! Our amazing Kindergarten Teacher Katie Stadler recently held a webinar sharing insider tips on things you can do to set your child up to be independent and happy as they begin their kindergarten journey. Watch her “Kindergarten Hacks 101” here. Short on time? Read them below!

Mrs. Stadler shares her five tips for a proactive approach to preparing for kindergarten, small and often overlooked things you can do now at home that will have a positive impact at school.

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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Kindergarten, Lower School, joyful learning

Become Ready!

Practical Advice for Parents of School-Aged Children

Through this blog we intend to share the ways in which our students become ready. We will highlight our faculty, experts in their fields; we will dive into topics such as the joyfulness of learning, the balance of school and home, college readiness, and service. We hope to offer sound advice and guidance, while also sharing what it really means to be a member of our Saints community.

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