For prospective families …

Our last info session/tour was March 8. There are other ways to get to know Thurgood Marshall… Read the rest of this entry »

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Adapting teaching to diverse brains

Principal Katie May this spring announced that “Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain” is the book all staff are encouraged to read for discussion and action in 2017-18.

The book’s website says that the author, Zaretta Hammond, uses neuroscience research to “offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.” Some examples of tips for this approach to teaching: Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet up at summer playdates

Meet up at informal Tuesday summer playdates on the TM playground, hosted by  the PTA. New and returning students (plus siblings and other family members) are welcome! Plus, the library is open 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 22 (except July 4). Any SPS student may check out and return books, and get a free frozen treat!

Grades K-2

  • July 11 (4-5 p.m.)
  • July 25 (5-6 p.m.)
  • Aug. 8 (6-7 p.m.)

Grades 3-5

  • July 18 (4-5 p.m.)
  • Aug. 1 (5-6 p.m.)
  • Aug. 15 (6-7 p.m.)

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Buy supplies through PTA

Shopping for school supplies is becoming easier! The PTA is setting up an easy system for parents in 2017-18, using bulk purchasing to reduce costs. You will no longer need to purchase supplies on your own, making multiple trips to find all the needed items. More information will be sent home in August.

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Free Wed. gardening class

The school and Nicole Olszewski of Tilth Alliance are offering a free family-friendly garden class 10-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in July and August, aimed at children Pre-k through Grade 5. No pre-registration is needed, but the class will start at 10 sharp.  Read the rest of this entry »

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