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Welcome!

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Can you believe it? We’re back – and ready to shine for 2015-2016!
Have you heard that we have a new 7thand 8th Grade project down the street? We will have an Open House there for everyone to enjoy as soon as the refurbishing of the buildings is complete.  In the meantime, our 7th and 8th Graders are joining us here.
It is wonderful to have great enrollment, beautiful classrooms, and an unbeatable staff. Of course, none of this would be possible without lovely parents who support us and are always willing to lend a hand.
Here’s to a safe, wonderful, and academically challenging school year!
PS – You and your children may wish to visit our Little Free Library, located outside and across from our School Office! Take a book – leave a book!

Library & Leadership

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Our School Librarian, PJ Charnofsky, offers our Sixth Graders a “Library and Leadership” course each week. Mrs. Charnofsky shares with us the key concepts of this approach:
We say that “Good leaders are good communicators!” Our Sixth Graders had the assignment to watch the President deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, and the following day we all discussed it. We focused on the method of presentation, not the content, and the students noted eye contact, hand motions, word selection, voice intonation, and other important aspects of public speaking.
In February, the Sixth Graders will present a leadership panel discussion for family, faculty, and administrators. Each child will make an invitation and invite one person. The students will have been divided into three groups, and will have researched their component of leadership. The team leader for each group will present the introduction and conclusion.
“Library and Leadership” also allows the Sixth Graders the opportunity to research the unique characteristics of outstanding leadership in many fields of endeavor, both past and present. Often our PHS students cite our Head of School, Mrs. Cailler, as a very effective leader.
Our goal in “Library and Leadership” is to enable all of our PHS students to be leaders as they move forward in their education, in their careers, and in their community service.

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