Weekly Letter 3/16/18

Dear Parents, We have enjoyed a busy and productive week at The City School and are gearing up for next week’s Student Led Conferences. Please note that there is no school next week on Thursday and Friday, March 22nd and 23rd due to Student Led Conferences. Our 7th graders made it back safely today from their four day trip to Alpine Meadows in Big Bear. In addition to having an excellent educational and community building experience, the group was extremely fortunate to have had snow fall while they were in Big Bear. We look forward to hearing about their adventure when they return to school on Monday. As our 7th graders were off campus today, we enjoyed a special All School Breakfast with the 6th and 8th graders, complete with decorations and signs celebrating March’s Women’s Rights Month. After breakfast we had a short All School Meeting which ended with a group dance! During All School Lunch, hosted by Mr. Gray’s and Mr. Logan’s Advisories, kids were able to eat and choose to either play outside or to participate in one of the activities inside several classrooms. Although we missed the energy and presence of our 7th graders this week, we had a great week with our 6th and 8th grade students. In other news, local private high schools have recently sent out acceptance letters to high school applicants. Approximately 50-60 of our 8th grade students applied to private high schools for next fall. In speaking to numerous principals and admissions officers in recent weeks, I was thrilled to hear the wonderful comments used to describe The City School’s 9th grade applicants. In addition to the vast majority of our students being accepted into their first choice private high school, I heard numerous compliments as follows:  
  • Our students performed very well on the high school placement test (an academic exam required for entrance into a private parochial school).
  • Our students interviewed well, coming across as students who are interesting and clearly comfortable conversing with adults.
  • Our students expressed enjoying their middle school years and were able to clearly articulate the benefits they reaped and the things they appreciated about attending The City School.
  • Students who have previously come to their high schools from The City School have been well prepared, hard working, and proactive in their education and in the community.
I would like to take a moment to thank parents who were able to make it to the Principal Chat today. We spoke briefly about several issues including the issues of vaping and juuling, which have become quite popular amongst teenagers in recent years. As many parents are unaware of how vaping and juuls work and how prevalent they have become in recent years, I am attaching a link to an article that is informative, particularly about juulinghttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/10/31/juul-e-cigs-controversial-vaping-device-popular-school-campuses/818325001/ I hope you take the time to read this and to discuss the issue of vaping/juuling with your teens. Most likely, many of your kids will know more about this than you do as they see/hear about it from their friends, on social media, and some through their own personal experience. Nevertheless, it is important that your children know that you are aware that an increased number of teenagers are experimenting with vaping/juuling, and that you understand the importance of engaging your children in conversation about this critical issue. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Warmly, Sheri
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