Grandparents Day is on Sunday, September 9th. In honor of our beloved grandparents, past and present, we offer you this gift to share.
Although the first graders had work plans in Primary, they are getting used to how to manage their more complicated Lower Elementary work plan. When they received their first work plan, they were paired with an older who student who helped walk them through how to plan their week. Our second and third graders got a chance to be the experts, sharing their strategies about how to make the most of their time. This is one of the many benefits of mixed-age classrooms—we have built-in mentors for nearly every task!
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 all students can benefit from. This type of learning helps develop critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration.
It gets the students talking, thinking, and laughing. It’s also a great way for the Upper Unit to kick off the school year!
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 the work that went into starting the school. I wonder if they knew what kind of legacy they were starting.
We are adding ten new families and fifteen new students across the school to our learning community. I am happy to be entering my sixth year as Head of School.
I love to think about all the people who have contributed with love and kindness to the life of McGuffey over the years.
At some point, parents and staff envisioned and built the well-used picnic pavilion, oversaw the pouring of the driveway that connects the Main Building with the Annex, made countless trips to Ikea, researched and implemented our Montessori transition and have guarded the vision and values through governance. Just this past weekend parents came in to clean, weed, install pavers, and sew. We look forward to seeing our new families add their own unique blend of talents and skills.
How lucky we are to continue the work that Janet and so many dedicated parents started 36 years ago.
Here’s to a fantastic 2018-19 school year!
Head of School
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
- Part-time Lower Elementary Assistant (hourly), 8:30-11:30am 2-4 days/week
- Early Care Staff (hourly), 7-9am 3-5 days/week
- Primary Extended Day Staff, 3:15-5:45pm 2-5 days/week
The Primary Classroom includes PreKindergarten and Kindergarten and Lower Elementary includes Grades 1/2/3. These positions are also eligible for regular substitute work for additional hours. Applications are being accepted immediately until the positions are full. We hope to start interviewing immediately.
We are always happy to receive applications for Extended Care and Substitute Teachers.
Our summer Preschool Playground program begins on Monday, June 4th, at 10am! This program is for children aged six and under. Please check here for more information.