Greetings Seven Peaks Families,
I want to thank you for joining us at last week’s Back to School Night. We hope the time spent with our board was beneficial and the time spent in your child’s classroom was informative. Although our teaching staff could not cover all they wanted to that evening, please know they welcome and encourage further communications with you whether it is via email, phone calls and/or face-to-face conversations.
I think it was the late 1980’s when I first read aloud to my sixth grade class Gary Paulsen’s, Hatchet. My students loved the book and so did I. It was fun coming into class after recess to read the next chapter of this adventurous story. Classics never wear out. And so it was last Friday with our 5th grade students. Many of you were at the Athletic Club to see the kids’ Hatchet inspired boats race toward the finish line. What a fun event for our school. In future years, it will be interesting to see how the design lab will hone the students’ boats and their sea-worthiness!
As I was watching the event on Friday and seeing the unbridled joy on the 5th grade faces, I couldn’t help but think how Hatchet’s classic status is like that of our school. Some things are basic and foundational. Literacy. Seven Peaks is committed to academic excellence through a strong and challenging language arts program in all grades. A well-rounded child — Our students working in teams to crate a cardboard boat that will provide enough buoyancy to reach the finish line. A sense of belonging — Along with parents and grandparents, gathering together to celebrate their accomplishments and the spirit of innovation.
So thanks for choosing and trusting Seven Peaks with your child’s education. We have a very talented and creative staff dedicated to enriching experiences for all children.