CHS Newsletter ~ Issue 1
CHS Newsletter ~ Issue 1
Festival of Lights
Hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Winter Break. As we look ahead to the January calendar, please note the following school vacation dates:
- No School on Monday, January 16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
In addition to a range of classroom learning opportunities, CHS students and faculty/staff will engage in two different venues this month to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After learning about MLK in Divisional Gatherings on January 11, we will participate in service activities during our assembly block on January 13 in honor of MLK and his model of making the world better for others.
All across the school our efforts will be coordinated to support the residents of Rogerson House, a memory care facility in Jamaica Plain. For those who are not aware, Rosie Sweeney and Evan Haller developed a community service relationship with this organization several years ago. Rogerson House residents and their caretakers visit with our Beginners class three or four times each year and take part together in music, movement, and art activities. This relationship provides valuable opportunities for cross-generational learning and empathy building and will provide a powerful focal point for a CHS Day of Service throughout the school.
At each grade level, students will be given a context for what it means to deal with memory issues and will engage in a meaningful activity chosen by Rogerson House staff which will benefit their residents.
Registration is still open for The Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp. To find out more about the programs offered visit www.tchs.org/summer. Families may register camper(s) for one or more sessions of the eight-week Creative Arts and Sports Camp and/or one or more of the following specialty camps: Micro-STEAM, STEAM, Math, Robotics. After May 1st, if space allows, half-sessions (one week) are made available in the Creative Arts and Sports Camp to families meeting the one-session minimum requirement.
Each year, CHS families come together to engage in a range of activities such as making crafts, writing letters, painting murals, and more, which will benefit charitable organizations in our community. All ages are guaranteed to find something fun & meaningful to do. More information on specific details and activities for this year are coming soon, but in the meantime, please save the date:
Heart of the Hill
Sunday, January 22 (Snowdate: Sunday, January 29)
We look forward to seeing you there!