Lab E-News

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

All Schools

  • Donate to holiday toy drive, December 1-12, boxes in lobbies

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    REACT, a high school community service group, is holding an all-schools toy drive to benefit patients at La Rabida Children’s Hospital. Toy donation boxes will be in

    • Blaine and High School lobbies: December 1-12
    • Earl Shapiro Hall lobby: December 8-12

    We will be accepting unwrapped new or gently used toys for boys and girls ages three through ten. Unfortunately, we cannot accept teddy bears or other stuffed animals. If you have questions, contact faculty sponsor, Hannah Evans. Please donate, and make children’s holiday wishes come true!

  • Bookswap shares more than 2,100 books

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    This year, Bookswap gave new life to more than 2,100 books as children in grades N-5 swapped their unneeded books for "new" books brought in by students and families. This year's remaining books will be donated to Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Thanks you to all the families and volunteers who made this years swap so successful.

  • PA Speaker Series: Moneythink CEO Ted Gonder, on financial literacy, December 1, 7 p.m., ESH

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    Please join the PA for the kick-off of our 2014-2015 speaker series with Ted Gonder, AB’12, CEO of Moneythink and the youngest appointed advisor to President Obama. Mr. Gonder will share practical and unconventional advice gained from his own successful navigation of today’s financial and technological world, his work leading a youth development organization that's served 10,000+ teens, and his conversations with hundreds of families.

    Join Ted at ESH on December 1 to discuss:

    • The role of financial literacy in shaping your child’s confidence and prosperity
    • Why money might not be the most important currency for your child
    • How to supercharge your child's motivation, self-reliance, and learning in today's economy

    Middle and High School students are welcome. Mr. Gonder will also be meeting separately over lunch December 1 with U-High students. Please email Christie Henry or Jennifer Rhind with any questions.

High School

  • Parent-to-Parent, December 3, 8–9 a.m., Judd 204

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    To support our parent community in facing the challenges of raising an adolescent, the PA and the HS Counseling Department have organized an ongoing opportunity to meet with other high school parents and a U-High counselor to share, problem-solve, and support one another. Contact Kate Surmeier with questions.

  • Chinese exchange host families needed

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    Twelve students from Beijing No.4 High School will visit Lab from January 17 to February 8. We are still seeking host families to host two male students. We would appreciate it immensely if you could provide help with the hosting. If you would like more information about hosting, please contact Jin Yin.

  • Testing calendar

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    Attached is the testing calendar for the final two weeks of the Fall Quarter. This calendar is created to ensure that students do not have more than three major assignments in one day during the last two weeks of the quarter. A major assignment is considered to be a test or a major paper. sent via email

  • Run an ArtsFest workshop: Submissions due December 5

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    ArtsFest, a student-led day in February devoted to the arts, needs you! Any teacher, student, family member, or outside artist may share his/her artistic prowess by leading a 45-minute workshop or sharing a performance. Students can have their art go down in Lab history by designing our mural or t-shirts. Submit ideas online by December 5. Please email with suggestions or questions. We look forward to receiving your submission.

Middle School

  • Middle School play, Ramona Quimby, November 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; November 23, 2 p.m. Tickets on sale now

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    The MS Theatre production of Ramona Quimby opens on Friday, November 21. All performances will be held in S201, the Middle School Theater, and run approximately 90 minutes. The cast is comprised of students from all Middle School grades. Students created the set, and the production is run entirely by students. Tickets are $5 and are on sale in Cafe Lab during MS lunch, through tomorrow.

  • Seventh grade fall concert, December 4, 7:30-9 p.m., Mandel Hall

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    Seventh graders should arrive at Mandel Hall by 7 p.m. Thursday is a no homework night for seventh grade students.

  • Winter rotation classes begin December 1

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    Ask your student about his/her new class.

  • Extended Day registration opens December 1, 9 a.m., for programs that start on January 5

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    Winter quarter registration for daily programs and special classes will take place through PowerSchool. Detailed information about all of our programs can be found on our website. Special class options specific to Middle School can be found here.

  • Eighth grade fall concert, today, November 20, 7:30-9 p.m., Mandel Hall

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    Eighth graders should arrive at Mandel Hall by 7 p.m. Thursday is a no homework night for eighth grade students.

  • Principal Chats, December 4, 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., S120 (Home Ec Room)

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    Interim Principal Sandra Bixby invites you to the second Principal Chat for the 2014-2015 school year. Special guests: Tony Del Campo, seventh grade science teacher; Hannah Evans, service learning coordinator, to talk about the 2015 Summer Service Ecuador trip; and teachers Staci Garner (morning), eighth grade humanities, and Richard Krull (evening), sixth grade humanities.

  • Summer Lab 2015 service trip to Pucará, Ecuador; Info sessions December 4

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    Join Hannah Evans and Tony Del Campo on the August 2015 return trip to this mountainous village where students will visit and work with locals on conservation and sustainability projects.

    Information sessions will be held December 4, during the Middle School Interim Principal Chats beginning at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Blaine S120. More information and application forms are online.

Lower School

  • Extended Day registration opens December 1, 9 a.m., for programs that start on January 5

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    Winter quarter registration for daily programs and special classes will take place through PowerSchool. Detailed information about all of our programs can be found on our website. Special class options specific to Lower School can be found here.

  • Information session on assessment in grades 3–5, December 4, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Café Lab

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    Principal Sylvie Anglin and Assessment Coordinator Cecilia Mullon invite parents to a discussion of the role of assessment in the Lower School.

    At the Laboratory Schools, students are assessed daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly, formally and informally, and individually, in small groups, and as a class. Individually, each assessment is just one measure of academic progress yet in conjunction, assessments provide a balanced picture of a child’s growth and development.

    While students have been assessed since Nursery School, third and fourth grade students are given a national standardized assessment in early December. Please join us as we explore the role of assessment in the Lower School and discuss some of the assessments used.

  • Lost and Found: last chance!

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    All lost and found items will be donated after Thanksgiving. Be sure to check the lost and found, located in the vestibule behind the Blaine Security desk, to claim your items.

  • ERB testing: grade 4: December 8-10; grade 3: December 11–12

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    At the Laboratory Schools, students take standardized tests in the fall of their third and fourth grade years.

    Testing begins at 8:45 a.m. each morning. Any student who arrives after testing begins should come to the Lower School Office, Blaine S108.

    It is important to keep in mind that standardized tests are but one measure of a child’s academic progress. We use the Educational Records Bureau’s eCTP4 test in conjunction with other forms of assessment to get a balanced picture of a child’s growth and development.

N/K & Primary Schools

  • Meet & Greet principals and Director Appleby, December 2, 8:30-9:30 a.m., ESH Lobby

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    Join other parents for an informal meet-and-greet with Lab Director Robin Appleby, N/K Principal Carla Young, Primary Principal Susan Devetski and the ESH PA Council members. Enjoy coffee and light refreshments and mingle with parents from across the grades. We hope to see you there!

  • Costume Swap is back: Donate, December 8-9; Swap, December 10-11

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    Do you have years of gently used costumes, capes, tiaras, wings, and more haunting your home? Are you ready for them to go? Then drop them off at ESH in bins marked ages 3-5 and 6-8.

    Costumes will be sorted by age and category so that you and your child(ren) will be able to choose a costume with ease. Remaining costumes will be donated.

    Costume Drop-off, ESH Lobby

    December 8 & 9

    • 8-8:30 a.m.
    • 2-3 p.m.

    Costume Swap, ESH Lobby

    December 10

    • 8-9 a.m.
    • 2-3 p.m.

    December 11

    • 8-9 a.m.
    • 1-2 p.m.
  • Extended Day registration opens December 1, 9 a.m., for programs that start on January 5

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    Winter quarter registration for daily programs and special classes will take place through PowerSchool. Detailed information about all of our programs can be found on our website. Special class options specific to Kindergarten can be found here, and Primary can be found here.

  • ESH Lobby Sing, November 25, 8-8:30 a.m.

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    Please join us for our favorite fall songs. Note we are singing on Tuesday because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Archives

Issue: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Upcoming Events

Thu. 11/20

8th Grade Fall Concert

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Fri. 11/21

MS Fall Play, "Ramona Quimby"

S 201 (Blaine/Middle School Theater) 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sun. 11/23

MS Fall Play, "Ramona Quimby"

S 201 (Blaine/Middle School Theater) 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue. 11/25

Lobby Sing

Earl Shapiro Hall 8:00am - 8:30am
Mon. 12/01

MS Winter Rotation Classes Begin

Holiday Toy Drive

Thru 12/12/2014

Extended Day winter quarter registration opens

9:00am Visit this Link

PA Meeting - Speaker Series: Ted Gonder

ESH Lobby 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue. 12/02

Meet and Greet with ESH Principals

Earl Shapiro Hall, Main Lobby 8:30am - 9:30am
Wed. 12/03

Parent to Parent

JD204 8:00am - 9:00am
Thu. 12/04

Middle School Interim Principal's Chat

S 120 (Home Economics Room) 7:30am - 8:30am

Middle School Interim Prinicipal's Chat

S 120 (Home Economics Room) 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Assessment Information Session

Cafe Lab 6:30pm - 7:30pm

7th Grade Fall Concert

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Fri. 12/05

ArtsFest workshop submissions due

Mon. 12/08

N/K Costume Swap

Thru 12/9/2014

Grade 4 ERB testing

Blaine classrooms 8:20am - 12:00pm Thru 12/10/2014