November 10, 2016

General Shout Out…

Talent Show
It’s time to gear up for our annual Talent Show.  Forms of participation came home in backpack mail this week.  If you need a form, we have extra in the office.  Please remember ALL forms MUST be turned into Ms. Gretchen no later than Friday, 11/11 (actually Thursday 11/10).  All auditions are in music class and there will be a rehearsal on Monday 11/14 during school time.  This event is always a fun family event and we hope you can make it.

Friday, November 18 @ 6:00pm

Straight from the Student…



Mr. T’s Take…

(Annual Fund Update)  November 10, 2015

By now, you should have received your brochure and pledge form for Silverwood School’s Annual Fund drive.  I cannot stress enough how important our annual fund is to the financial health of our school.    We mailed around 400 pledge forms on Monday to current families, staff, alumni and their families, and other community members who have supported Silverwood School in the past.  Although we may not receive 100 percent participation from all of these folks, we are shooting for 100 percent participation from board members, staff and current families.  You will see our progress each week on the signs we have posted in the main driveway.  The building who reaches 100% first gets a special reward!

As of November 9th, we have $11,000 pledged to our school, with a goal of raising $50,000.  My request to each of you is to have a conversation with your family this weekend (including grandparents if appropriate), and turn in your pledge form Monday to help us achieve our goals and keep our school running strong.

Like the majority of independent schools, tuition does not cover all of the costs of running a school.  The annual fund and auction help to keep class sizes lower, offer enrichment classes (science, art, and music), and offer tuition assistance for families who need it.  If you have any questions regarding the Annual Fund and would like to discuss them with either myself, or Sara, do not hesitate to reach out to us.  Thanks everyone and have a great weekend.

Out of the Mouth of Babes…

As the first & second graders began their social studies lesson on explorers coming to America Miss Tasha pointed to a ship and asked, “Can anyone tell me what this is?”  A first grader exclaimed, “That’s the Cauliflower!”  Miss Tasha didn’t correct her, she moved on in the lesson.  A few minutes later the student caught her mistake and announced, “Oh wait, that’s the Mayflower, a cauliflower is a vegetable.”