Thank you to all the parents that came to the Board of Trustees Wine and Cheese Committee Open House – and to all the parents that had child-care duty so that your partner could be at this event.
We had great conversations about our hopes to involve more parents in the meaningful work of the school by using committees. The three committees are Buildings and Grounds, Outreach & Parent Education, and Development & Marketing. Please email the Board to let them know what committee you would like to be involved in. There is room for a wide range of skills in each committee. For example, no need to be a power tool expert to help us envision the school playground of our dreams on the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
Many thanks to Cru Wine & Bar for the wine, cheese and crudités!
McGuffey students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 were treated to a performance about energy conservation by the National Theatre for Children. Performers Jenna and Grant used a pirate (with a door knob for a hand), a star fish, a mermaid, and a Pie-rat to demonstrate how we can conserve natural resources.
The show is sponsored by Duke Energy. Each McGuffey family is eligible to receive a Treasure Box with samples of items that conserve energy – like a CFL bulb and an aerator. Duke Energy customers will need their account numbers. Non-Duke Energy customers are eligible for a partial kit. There are three ways to order a kit for your household:
- Go to www.XMarksTheKit.org
- Call 1-855-386-9548 or,
- Complete and mail the form included in the student workbook that will come home with your child this week.
You will see “McGuffey Foundation School” on the list of school choices.
Many thanks to Duke Energy, the National Theater for Children and Jenna and Grant for this learning opportunity! We look forward to hosting an NTC traveling troupe again in November for Grades 4-8.
P.S. Your child might bug you to request the kit as the performers told us that an awesome LED ring is included.
Congratulations to McGuffey alumnus Devra Katz Levy who is one of two Talawanda High School students who placed among 16,000 students nationwide as Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Devra will have the opportunity to continue along with academically talented high school seniors across the United States in the National Merit Scholarship Competition for 7,600 scholarships worth approximately $33 million that will be offered in the spring.
Congratulations on all your hard work Devra!
Kirk Redman, a local music instructor, will be offering group guitar lessons after school this fall at McGuffey. Kirk teaches privately in Oxford and will be offering a six-session set of classes. The classes for students ages 8 and up will be held on Wednesdays after school. Class will run until 4:30pm. Classes will begin Wednesday, October 8th and go through Wednesday, November 12th.
Registration will be $105 plus $25 for an instruction booklet/DVD/CD set. Kirk says the instruction book set would be useful for many sets of lessons. For students who are signed up for Extended Day on Wednesdays, registration is $90.
McGuffey students will be able to use one of the school’s youth-sized guitars for just $10 for two months. If space is available, registration will open to non-McGuffey students beginning September 24th.
To register your child send an email to the office. The registration fee plus the cost of the book (and the guitar charge if you want to rent a guitar) will be added to your TADS account on October 1st due on October 20th.
Kirk is also available for private or semi-private guitar lessons. For more information contact him directly.