A Conversation on Inclusion, Cooperation and Self-Esteem
Tuesday, October 27, 1 p.m.
For National Bullying Prevention month, Healthier Generation will host a 30-minute Webex conversation with youth engagement experts from Think Together, National Children’s Campaign, America’s Promise Alliance and Kohl’s discussing cooperation, conflict resolution and self-esteem.
Attendees will learn best practices to help nurture kindness, acceptance and inclusion as kids are reconnecting with their peers and teachers while still managing family dynamics at home. Register today!
Corona study at CWRU
CWRU is conducting an online study examining the psychological impact of COVID-19 on children 7-17 years old. The research assistant on the study asked us to share the following message with our families:
Was your family impacted by the coronavirus? Are you or your child struggling with anxiety or depression about the coronavirus or social distancing? Help CWRU researchers learn more about the impact of the coronavirus on children, parents and families. If you have a child ages 7-17 and have been impacted by the coronavirus, please fill out our online questionnaires. We hope to use this research study to learn more about how families have been impacted by recent events related to the coronavirus. If you complete the surveys, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of four $25 gift cards.
Virtual 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk
November 1-8, 2020 Join Gilmour's first annual virtual 5K!
This virtual 5K can be done in the park, on a treadmill or in your neighborhood by running or walking any time during the event week! Participate on your own, with a friend or make it a family outing.
As outlined in theMS/US Reactivation Playbook, part of Gilmour’s response to the pandemic has been the shift to a semester block schedule for this year. Under this model, full-credit courses are completed in a semester while half-credit courses are now completed in a quarter. With our first quarter ending on October 23, the first round of half-credit courses will be complete while full-credit courses will reach their halfway point.
TheGA Parent and Student Handbookexplains that credit is awarded at the completion of a course and full-credit courses receive a grade at the completion of each half. To be consistent with our published policy, the grading period that ends on October 23 will award grades and credits equivalent to those issued at the end of a typical semester. These will become part of the academic record and be published on transcripts. In short, the report card issued at the end of October will be like the typical report card issued in January.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gutowski at (440) 473-8138.
CCIS and University School have partnered to present this panel discussion on all aspects of aging. The panel of specialists will cover topics including how to medically age successfully, how to manage your parent’s or loved one’s aging, planning and legal issues, as well as the financial aspects of aging. It will be moderated by clinical psychologist and author Mark McConville, Ph.D. View the flyer here.
Br. Richard Fish Fry!
Re-Enrollment Information to Be Sent in Early March
Parents, be on the lookout for an email in early March with all the details on re-enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year.
Registration for Camp Gilmour Summer Camp Offerings Is Open!
Camp Gilmour offers Preschool Camp (ages 3-5), Day Camp (ages 5-12), sports and experiential camps such as nature, outdoor adventure, robotics and theater camps, and more.
Camps offered June 1-July 31.
Enrichment courses available. Optional complimentary enrichment or tutoring offered each morning for day campers.
Semester 1 report cards for Lower, Middle and Upper School students will be available online by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22. If you have trouble accessing grade reports, please contact Jim Gutowski at (440) 473-8138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Winter WonderDay, our Lower School Community Open House, for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities:
- battling custom-built robots in ourbattle bots arenas and learning how to program using Minecraft - a mini putt-putt course, trampolines, basketball, shuffleboard and other physical activities in the gym - the chance to try out instruments from around the world and participate in a drum circle in the music room - reading to trained service dogs in the library - making prayer intention bracelets inscribed with the names of family members or friends - the chance to complete a “make-and-take” in our drawing center, create a Chihuly-inspired bowl form, or to build and create a sculpture in our sculpture center - inspecting a beehive and dressing up in a beekeeper suit!
You’ll also be able to check out what the other grade levels have been up to and see firsthand how the exciting enhancements to the curriculum are being implemented in the Lower School!
We hope you’ll bring your friends and neighbors, too, and let them see what makes our Lower School so special!
In order to help spread the word, your child brought home several postcards for you to hand out to family and friends (there was also a separate postcard included for you with all the event details to hang on your refrigerator or bulletin board). Additionally, we handed out yard signs. We’d love if you’d place one in your yard to help advertise this fun family event. If you didn’t receive one or live in a busy area and could use extra signs, feel free to stop in to the school office to pick one (or more) up!
Thanks for your help getting the word out and we look forward to seeing your family at Winter WonderDay on Sunday, January 26!