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Elementary (Grades 3-6) Check-In on Thursday, March 18, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Topic: Body Image Dr. Paula Grayson has practiced pediatric medicine for over 27 years in San Diego and believes in not only treating the young patient but the family as a whole in caring and supporting the child. Book Club: Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen by Dr. Wendy Mogel Early Childhood: April 8 | Elementary: April 20, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say...

Recently, students in Sequoia explored coding using fun, programmable robots called BeeBots. The students delighted in giving the Beebots instructions (code) to get from one end of the mat to the other. They began their coding exploration with simple instructions on how to use the buttons on the backs of their Beebots to code their robots. Then, they explored challenges and tried out different ways to program the bot to reach its destination. Some students even...

During the winter break, our amazing teachers in Cypress Room did some classroom rearranging! The children were surprised to see the "new classroom" and played as if it was their first day of school. "I've never played here before!" one student said. They have been enjoying counting with red pegs, looking for golden coins at the sensory station, hopping with frogs at the large wooden table, and making colorful designs using marbles on a Chinese checkerboard....

Here are links to the most updated information from the San Diego County of Health and Human Services Agency: The newest version of the COVID-19 Symptom Decision Tree (1/11/21) Quarantine Timelines Based on the Decision Tree Isolation Timelines Based on the Decision Tree Parent/Family Guidance on Symptom Checking The Centers for Disease Control's Latest Travel Advisory Guidelines Thank you for your continued support in trying to keep us safe....

I wish each of you family time and lots of “game-on” fun as we head into the Holiday Break. Below are resources shared by parents at our Early Childhood and Elementary check-ins. Some of these bring out the competitive edge while others require a team effort (for example, see games by Peaceable Kingdom). In addition to your great suggestions, our fifth and sixth graders, as our on-campus experts, added a few of their favorites. Besides their choices listed below,...

Thanks to the nearly 30 parents (and grandparents!) who participated in yesterday's webinar with Professor Seth Lerer. It is not an understatement to say his presentation was riveting, and the ensuing discussion quite lively! A recording of his webinar was sent out for you all to enjoy. Professor Lerer will be joining us for a second session on Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. to share ways that children's literature can serve as a tool for having difficult discussions...

This article is written by Anna Gonzalez’s (Maple classroom) high school daughter and is dedicated to all committed and passionate preschool teachers everywhere!     In comparison to coming home from work and being on long, constant phone calls, my mother comes home to plan what I refer to as "meaningful arts and crafts".  Preschool teachers are constantly trying to find a way to make learning as fun and effective as possible, and being in the midst of it,...

For parents electing not to enroll their preschoolers in an on-campus program this year, Gillispie School in La Jolla has launched a new virtual learning program called Gillispie at H.O.M.E. (Hands-On Mindful Exploration.) Gillispie at H.O.M.E. will provide an interactive community and unique home learning adventure for children ages 2 through Prekindergarten. The program will offer nine 4-week sessions that can be taken one month at a time or through a subscription plan beginning August 24 and is...

Dear Parents,  Our hearts are heavy with the historic and ongoing injustices and tragedies of racial disparities that have been highlighted over the last several days. As educators, we are compelled to provide you with resources as you lead your young children through the complex issue of race. Gillispie’s Mission Statement includes the language, “We value a nurturing environment that fosters kindness, respect, and individual commitment to the larger world,” and our Philosophy Statement includes, “We focus on...