This week's "Common Courtesy"
Along with the usual wonderful learning opportunities that Lower Schoolers will have this week is the chance to explore another "common courtesy." Last week we examined the benefits to all of using "please" and "thank you" regularly. We will follow that up this week by discussing why opening/holding doors for others is courteous and when someone opens or holds the door for you (at drop off, dismissal, recess, etc.) is a great opportunity to say "thank you!" We will also discuss why it's polite to knock on a closed door before entering. Thank you for supporting this work through follow up conversations at home. Get ready for next week's theme: table manners!

Along with the usual wonderful learning opportunities that Lower Schoolers will have this week is the chance to explore another "common courtesy." Last week we examined the benefits to all of using "please" and "thank you" regularly. We will follow that up this week by discussing why opening/holding doors for others is courteous and when someone opens or holds the door for you (at drop off, dismissal, recess, etc.) is a great opportunity to say "thank you!" We will also discuss why it's polite to knock on a closed door before entering. Thank you for supporting this work through follow up conversations at home.

Get ready for next week's theme: table manners!


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Positive energy in action.
It starts with cultivating an intense excitement around learning. The Lower School curriculum is rooted in activities that develop essential skills while fostering confidence and creativity, from puppets and puzzles in Pre-K language arts class to reenacting the Ellis Island experience in second-grade social studies.

The Ellis Island simulation is a big day for our second graders, who play the roles of actual immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island. Watch video.

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We are pleased to announce the results of our Middle School Math Olympiad team.
It's hard to see the grass turn greener and the flowers bloom without thinking about summer around the corner. Here are two great articles from Common Sense Media to help you begin to build your summer media experience...only on those rainy days, of course! Click through for "9 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School's Out" Click through for "10 Great K-5 Learning Games from ABCya to ZooWhiz."
Pike's traditional Showcase event for Speech Team members and their families is right around the corner!
The Pike School's Upper School Science teacher Rob Smith was one of 28 teachers selected nationwide to attend Real World Science - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: How Necessity Creates Innovation in Science and Technology.
Pike is happy to have Empowered Learner offer a high quality, upper level SSAT test preparation class
It's hard to see the grass turn greener and the flowers bloom without thinking about summer around the corner. Here are two great articles from Common Sense Media to help you begin to build your summer media experience...only on those rainy days, of course! Click through for "9 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School's Out" Click through for "10 Great K-5 Learning Games from ABCya to ZooWhiz."
The Pike School's Upper School Science teacher Rob Smith was one of 28 teachers selected nationwide to attend Real World Science - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: How Necessity Creates Innovation in Science and Technology.
This week our Common Courtesy theme is "Good Sportsmanship." As you can imagine, students get lots of opportunities to practice this skill throughout their school day: in PE, at recess, and during Choice Time for starters. Experts say it's never too early to begin to help school-age children understand the reasons and benefits of being good sports. Here's a link to information parents can use with their children about good sportsmanship. It's from the site "KidsHealth" which has many resources for parents. Next week's Common Courtesy theme will review "Including Others" followed by "Welcoming New Members to our Community" in preparation for our upcoming popsicle parties. Thank you for supporting our efforts by following up with your own conversations at home on these topics.
Join in with other Pike parents for a one-mile loop on Pike's wonderful nature trail. Get some fresh air and exercise and add miles to Pike's 1,000 mile Nature Trail challenge!
This week's Lower School Common Courtesy theme will be "Caring for Our Community, Inside and Out." This provides an opportunity to follow up Kindergarten's recent and wonderful assembly about ways we show respect at Pike. One aspect of our discussion will be "picking up after ourselves" whether in the classroom, lunchroom, or playground. If you'd like to make a connection to home, the Huffington Post article here entitled "8 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Clean Up" might be useful.
We are pleased to announce the results of our Middle School Math Olympiad team.
The Pike School's Upper School Science teacher Rob Smith was one of 28 teachers selected nationwide to attend Real World Science - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: How Necessity Creates Innovation in Science and Technology.
Join in with other Pike parents for a one-mile loop on Pike's wonderful nature trail. Get some fresh air and exercise and add miles to Pike's 1,000 mile Nature Trail challenge!
Registration is now open for the More Than Spanish after-school program starting on 4/26. See the flyer below for details!
New Session Beginning for After School Chess Club
The Girl's Track team placed first at the Hillside Jamboree this past Saturday, besting the Fay School, Rectory, and Nashoba Brooks en route to a blistering performance at the track.
Pike's traditional Showcase event for Speech Team members and their families is right around the corner!
The Pike School's Upper School Science teacher Rob Smith was one of 28 teachers selected nationwide to attend Real World Science - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: How Necessity Creates Innovation in Science and Technology.
Pike is happy to have Empowered Learner offer a high quality, upper level SSAT test preparation class
This past winter, for the second consecutive year, Pike eighth-grade students participated in the DuPont Challenge Essay contest.

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