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The Upper Unit Breaks Out

Upper Unit students started the new school year with a teambuilding exercise. They worked together to solve a series of puzzles and open a set of locks in a limited amount of time. This “breakout box” provides an immersive experience … Continue reading

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Back to School #36

For the thirty-sixth year McGuffey is happy to welcome students and teachers back to school. In June we had the pleasure of hosting many of the founding families for Janet Kretschmer’s Celebration of Life. What a treat to hear about all … Continue reading

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Job Openings for Fall 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have several positions open for this fall. For more information go to the Employment section under the About tab. Full-time Primary Assistant (hourly), 8:30-4pm five days/week Part-time Primary Afternoon Assistant (hourly), Noon-4pm four days/week … Continue reading

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Janet Kretschmer: Celebration of Life

As most of you know, Janet Kretschmer was our founding Head of School, Lead Teacher and McGuffey visionary. Janet passed away last August after a long-fought battle with cancer. After Janet’s retirement in 2011, she volunteered every day in the … Continue reading

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Water Day!

A time honored tradition, Water Day happens near the end of the year and is the only day water can be added to the sand box and kitchen. We have whisks, buckets, a sprinkler, water tables, and even PVS pipe … Continue reading

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Plants and the Primary Garden

For the past month, the Primary students have been studying plants. Spring is the perfect time to talk about plants as they begin growing all around us. We began with roots and stems. Roots are typically the first part to … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Community Field Trips

As part of our Social Studies unit on Communities, the kindergarten class took two field trips, one to City Hall and the other to Patterson’s Cafe. The kindergartners are hard at work developing their own “imaginary community” so they were … Continue reading

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Families and Communities

Once we’ve met our basic human needs, we begin thinking about how to enrich our lives. One of the most fundamental ways we do this is to create a family. In this day and age families look very different. Some … Continue reading

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Baby Animals and Spring

Spring is here! Spring, along with baby animals, is our science topic this week. We have been taking note of the signs of spring around us—warmer weather, rain storms, spots of green peeking out of the ground, and many birds … Continue reading

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Last week we started talking about an exciting African country—Egypt! The tricky part of talking about Egypt is finding a balance between investigating all the fascinating aspects of the ancient civilization while still emphasizing that the modern Egypt has cities and cars … Continue reading

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