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Students Outside and Running (SOAR)

On Friday, October 5, we begin our annual SOAR program at recess. SOAR is both a fundraiser and a Physical Education activity that promotes walking, running and goal setting. Students set a goal for their own mileage and then run … Continue reading

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Magnets and Electricity

Our science topic this week is electricity and magnets. Students built two different electric circuits, one which could turn a light on and off with a switch, and one which could launch a small fan into the air. We also … Continue reading

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Land, Water and Air

Last week we discussed the main components that make up the Earth—land, water, and air. The land is where we live! It includes terrain such as grassland, mountains, jungle, and desert. Most of the Earth is water, which includes lakes, … Continue reading

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Grandparents Day 2018

Grandparents Day is on Sunday, September 9th. In honor of our beloved grandparents, past and present, we offer you this gift to share.

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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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