Welcome/Benvenuti to all of our second grade students and families! I feel so honored to be joining the Seven Peaks community, along with several other new friends in second grade: Peter, Addison, Cade, Graham, Lily, and Russell. I’d also like to introduce you to our class mascot (see photo), whose passion is to sit and read with anyone and everyone. Start thinking of what we can name him!

What I value most in education is building relationships and community, both with students, parents, and our town. With a safe, structured, and welcoming classroom, we can all feel confident in taking risks, thinking critically, making mistakes, and as a result, learning and growing without limits!

On Wednesday (and the rest of the year), the classroom doors will open at 8:00 and close at 8:15 to begin instruction. Make sure to pack a healthy snack, lunch, and a big smile!

Spanish

Bienvenidos! I am looking forward to seeing you all following a super busy and fun-filled summer. I’m excited to start off this year with you and look forward to sharing our new Spanish classroom, which I designed with each one of you in mind! We have a great year planned with a lot of new vocabulary to learn, conversations to share and cultures to experience! Hasta luego, amigos!  See you next week. — Sra. Jylan Maloy

Design

The Design Lab is welcoming all lower school students starting on day one. Your classroom teacher will join us on a lab tour and get-to-know me, Mr. Lenz and Mr. Seehausen. We will model design thinking as we discuss ways to make sure that the design lab is a safe, comfortable and inspiring place for all students. A common question regarding design thinking is about curriculum: It is important to emphasize that design thinking is intentionally not a stand-alone curriculum. The goal is to integrate these concepts and skills into existing units of study. My role as lead design thinking teacher is to help classroom teachers find meaningful and relevant ways to incorporate design. Lower school classes will use the design lab on an as-needed basis, with the entire morning blocks reserved for lower school use.

Music

Welcome back to school, 2nd grade students and families! I am Mrs. Sara Miller and I am so thrilled to be your music teacher this year. In music, we focus on being tuneful, artful and beatful all while having tons of fun in our well-appointed music room. I teach Pre-K through 8th grade music at Seven Peaks as well as enjoy cooking, reading and walking in my spare time. I have a fun family of 7 that also keeps me hopping, with kids ages 16-14-10-8-5. I look forward to getting to know each one of your families – feel free to stop by the music room any time and introduce yourself!

Art

Welcome Back Artists! Looking forward to a new adventure in art this year as we welcome new students and work in new spaces and create new things. We have one amazing art room now and we have worked hard to prepare it for all ages. I look forward to welcoming your young artist to the new space and am excited to start creating with them! Every year I am amazed at your students ability to problem solve, try new techniques and mediums and persevere through challenges to see their hard work pay off. See you soon! — Mrs. Santucci

Welcome Back! We are so excited to get this school year started! A lot of time has been invested in preparing our classroom and now we can’t wait for it to be filled with collaboration, laughter, curiosity, and learning! This year will be focused around empathetic thinking within communities. We will learn about all types of communities and how we can be problem solvers, and it starts right here in our own classroom. Our Woodland Fort Classroom will be full of adventure this year as we gain valuable 21st century skills! We’ll see you on Wednesday at 8:00am! — Mrs. Collins & Ms. Tami

Spanish

Bienvenidos! I am looking forward to seeing you all following a super busy and fun-filled summer. I’m excited to start off this year with you and look forward to sharing our new Spanish classroom, which I designed with each one of you in mind! We have a great year planned with a lot of new vocabulary to learn, conversations to share and cultures to experience! Hasta luego, amigos!  See you next week. — Sra. Jylan Maloy 

Design

The Design Lab is welcoming all lower school students starting on day one. Your classroom teacher will join us on a lab tour and get-to-know me, Mr. Lenz and Mr. Seehausen. We will model design thinking as we discuss ways to make sure that the design lab is a safe, comfortable and inspiring place for all students. A common question regarding design thinking is about curriculum: It is important to emphasize that design thinking is intentionally not a stand-alone curriculum. The goal is to integrate these concepts and skills into existing units of study. My role as lead design thinking teacher is to help classroom teachers find meaningful and relevant ways to incorporate design. Lower school classes will use the design lab on an as-needed basis, with the entire morning blocks reserved for lower school use.

Music

Welcome back to school 1st grade students and families! I am Mrs. Sara Miller and I am so thrilled to be your music teacher this year. In music, we focus on being tuneful, artful and beatful all while having tons of fun in our well-appointed music room. I teach Pre-K through 8th grade music at Seven Peaks as well as enjoy cooking, reading and walking in my spare time. I have a fun family of 7 that also keeps me hopping, with kids ages 16-14-10-8-5. I look forward to getting to know each one of your families – feel free to stop by the music room any time and introduce yourself!

Art

Welcome Back Artists! Looking forward to a new adventure in art this year as we welcome new students, work in new spaces and create new things. We have one amazing art room now and we have worked hard to prepare it for all ages. I look forward to welcoming your young artist to the new space and am excited to start creating with them! Every year I am amazed at your students ability to problem solve, try new techniques and mediums and persevere through challenges to see their hard work pay off. See you soon! — Mrs. Santucci

Welcome Kindergarten families and a special welcome to our new students Olivia and Kyler W. Hope you are enjoying the last days of summer with your children. Mrs. Adams and I are excited to start building our classroom community with our most precious members, your kids! Our greatest gift for your children this year will be to keep their curiosity at the forefront of their learning. We will start this journey of curiosity on Wednesday, 9/6, at 8:00am. Please make sure to pack a lunch and snacks for your child. — Jeannie Wenger, Teacher & Andrea Adams, Associate Teacher

Spanish

Bienvenidos! I am looking forward to seeing you all following a super busy and fun-filled summer.  I’m excited to start off this year with you and look forward to sharing our new Spanish classroom, which I designed with each one of you in mind! We have a great year planned with a lot of new vocabulary to learn, conversations to share and cultures to experience!  Hasta luego, amigos!  See you next week. — Sra. Jylan Maloy

Design

The Design Lab is welcoming all lower school students starting on day one. Your classroom teacher will join us on a lab tour and get-to-know me, Mr. Lenz and Mr. Seehausen. We will model design thinking as we discuss ways to make sure that the design lab is a safe, comfortable and inspiring place for all students. A common question regarding design thinking is about curriculum: It is important to emphasize that design thinking is intentionally not a stand-alone curriculum. The goal is to integrate these concepts and skills into existing units of study. My role as lead design thinking teacher is to help classroom teachers find meaningful and relevant ways to incorporate design. Lower school classes will use the design lab on an as-needed basis, with the entire morning blocks reserved for lower school use.

Music/Band

Welcome to all our brand-new kindergartners! I am Mrs. Sara Miller and I am so thrilled to be your music teacher this year. In music, we focus on being tuneful, artful and beatful all while having tons of fun in our well-appointed music room. I teach Pre-K through 8th grade music at Seven Peaks as well as enjoy cooking, reading and walking in my spare time. I have a fun family of 7 that also keeps me hopping, with kids ages 16-14-10-8-5. I look forward to getting to know each one of your families – feel free to stop by the music room any time and introduce yourself!

Art

Welcome Back Artists! Looking forward to a new adventure in art this year as we welcome new students and work in new spaces and create new things. We have one amazing art room now and we have worked hard to prepare it for all ages. I look forward to welcoming your young artist to the new space and am excited to start creating with them! Every year I am amazed at your students ability to problem solve, try new techniques and mediums and persevere through challenges to see their hard work pay off. See you soon! — Mrs. Santucci

 

Welcome Pre-kindergarten Families! Miss Theresa and I have been busy getting our classroom community all ready for your arrival this Wednesday! We are very excited to get to know each one of you and create wonderful memories together as we get ready to launch what is sure to be a super fun school year!

Throughout our year together we will spend time getting to know one another, develop relationships, learn how to problem solve, make mistakes, develop empathy, take risks, and so much more. As educators, we strongly believe in creating a culture where each child is nurtured and loved for the unique person that they are. We look forward to growing your child’s natural love of learning and curiosity over this coming year! — Mrs. Brannan & Miss Theresa

Spanish

Bienvenidos! I am looking forward to seeing you all following a super busy and fun-filled summer. I’m excited to start off this year with you and look forward to sharing our new Spanish classroom, which I designed with each one of you in mind! We have a great year planned with a lot of new vocabulary to learn, conversations to share and cultures to experience! Hasta luego, amigos!  See you next week. — Sra. Jylan Maloy

Design

The Design Lab is welcoming all lower school students starting on day one. Your classroom teacher will join us on a lab tour and get-to-know me, Mr. Lenz and Mr. Seehausen. We will model design thinking as we discuss ways to make sure that the design lab is a safe, comfortable and inspiring place for all students. A common question regarding design thinking is about curriculum: It is important to emphasize that design thinking is intentionally not a stand-alone curriculum. The goal is to integrate these concepts and skills into existing units of study. My role as lead design thinking teacher is to help classroom teachers find meaningful and relevant ways to incorporate design. Lower school classes will use the design lab on an as-needed basis, with the entire morning blocks reserved for lower school use.

Music

Welcome to the littlest members of our Seven Peaks community! I am Mrs. Sara Miller and I am so thrilled to be your music teacher this year. In music, we focus on being tuneful, artful and beautiful all while having tons of fun in our well-appointed music room. I teach Pre-K through 8th grade music at Seven Peaks as well as enjoy cooking, reading and walking in my spare time. I have a fun family of 7 that also keeps me hopping, with kids ages 16-14-10-8-5. I look forward to getting to know each one of your families – feel free to stop by the music room any time and introduce yourself!

Art

Welcome Artists! My name is Mrs. Santucci and I am so looking forward to meeting you as you join our wonderful school. This year we will explore many different types of art, learn about famous artists and get messy, generally having great fun trying all sorts of different mediums including paint, pastels, watercolors, and clay. I am very excited to meet you!