The Leaflet for August 31, 2016
Volume 56, Issue 4August 31, 2016
    
Push vs. Puil Communication
So you’ve been hearing A LOT about Schoology since the Spring. Your Inbox may look like someone named Schoology is your best friend based on the number of messages you’ve received. Schoology is the school’s new Learning Management System (LMS) and beyond sharing information about your child's assignments and class activities (a replacement for previous years’ SchoolLoop), it has some great tools for members of the school community to communicate and share information with one another.  Read More...
Lower School Back to School Night is TOMORROW
We look forward to having you join us tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 1st, for Lower School Back to School Night (BSN). BSN formally begins in The Hall (gym) at 6:00PM, but you can come as early as 5:00PM to visit the After School Care Fair.  Representatives of many of our after school enrichment activities will be on hand to answer questions you may have about the their program. There are many new options (for all ages) this year as well as returning favorites. 
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Ahoy Matey!
Saint Andrews Episcopal School Book Fair
September 19th-22nd
7:30am-4:00pm
  
The Myth of the Math Brain: Inspiring a Growth Mindset
The Common Ground Speaker Series is pleased to present Jo Boaler, PhD, professor of mathematics education at Stanford University and co-founder of Youcubed, as the first speaker in its 15th Anniversary Season. Dr. Boaker disputes the widely held perception of a “math brain,” and gives hope to the mathematically anxious by showing a pathway to success.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 7pm, Woodside Priory School
Thursday, September 22, 9am, The Carey School
Thursday, September 22, 7pm, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School
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Media Rules: Healthy Connections in the Digital Age
The annual Challenge Success fall conference topic will discuss media and its impact on families. Navigating technology can feel like uncharted and unprecedented territory for parents. How can we effectively manage media use when the rules of engagement seem to be constantly changing? Join Challenge Success on September 30th to explore how adults and kids can establish healthy connections and positive relationships in the digital age. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.  
iVolunteer Goes LIVE Friday
iVolunteer, our online tool for volunteer registrations, will be the place for you to signup to volunteer both in your child's classroom and for school events such as Harvest Festival, Field Day, and Middle School Dances, just to name a few. iVolunteer will go live this coming Friday morning.  Volunteer positions often fill quickly so be prepared.
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Photo Sharing Site is Live
 
Our photo sharing site is up and running.  I'll be adding new photos each week. If you've not yet activated your account, check you inbox for your Vidigami invite from school, to set up it up. Can't find the message?  You can have your user info resent by going to their website. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Robinson.
  
Parent Directory in the School App
It's great to see so many people downloading the school app!  I've received a couple questions regarding the Directory feature so thought it might be helpful to share with all of you. We update the directory content each week.  If you update your contact information in the Parent Portal on Monday, we aim to have that data updated in the App Directory by Friday -- that's the aim.  Read More...
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