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2017-2018 Parent Programs Announced


Coffee and Conversation: Executive Function Strategies
November 29 at 8:15 a.m.

Executive functioning is a set of cognitive processes that help students organize and respond in meaningful ways in order to
accomplish goals.

I3 Collaborative: 25th Anniversary Speaker Series: Wondering with Sam Drazin
December 6 at 8:15 a.m.

Sam Drazin was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a craniofacial anomaly similar to the main character of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder,
a novel read by our Middle School students. Sam shares his story with parents at our Parents Association meeting and later, with students, facilitating meaningful conversations around what it means to be different.

Think Big: Here Comes Kindergarten
December 12 at 8:15 a.m.

Research shows that schools ending in Eighth Grade lead the way to preparing students for success in life. Discover all that awaits your rising Kindergartener, too. Stay after for the Friendly Beasts Dress Rehearsal!

Think Big: March to June for Eighth Grade Leaders
January 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Leadership and legacy define the Eighth Grade year. Eighth Grade parents meet on topics ranging from their role in the Eighth Grade Play and completing the high school search to preparing for Capstone and graduation.

Think Big: Building a Bridge to Middle School
January 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Fifth Grade is a critical transition time. This session, for Fourth Grade parents, provides info about daily school life, strategies to support ‘tweens, and highlights that distinguish our program.

Think Big: Step up First Grade
January 26 at 9:00 a.m.

What a momentous year this is! We discuss routines, workshops, and the approach to teaching and learning that build upon all the Kindergarten milestones and prepares your child to approach learning with ever-growing independence and joy.

State of the School Celebration and the I3 Collaborative: 25th Anniversary Speaker Series: The Wonder Years Can Last Forever with Doug Lyons
February 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Haley DeMaria, Board of Trustees Chair, and Lisa Nagel, Head of School open this special event, sharing school updates and highlighting progress of our Strategic Plan. Doug Lyons, Director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, offers a keynote address, bringing 40 years’ experience as a school leader to bear on his understanding of the impact a Twos-Eighth Grade program has on lifelong learning.

Coffee and Conversation: Middle School in the Digital Age
February 8 at 8:15 a.m.

Join a roundtable meeting to discuss 21st century skills and strategies to help adolescents navigate in the digital age.

Coffee and Conversation: The International Baccalaureate World School Program at St. Anne’s School
March 1 at 8:15 a.m.

Updates. Timelines. Impact. Our IB leadership team shares details related to our on-going work as an IB candidate school.

Coffee and Conversation: Connection Parenting
March 22 at 8:15 a.m.

Connectedness is a feeling of being part of something larger than you are. Why is essential in childhood development? Find out why and learn techniques to guide and foster healthy parent-child bonds that support your child’s wellbeing.

Think Big: Upper School Fair and the High School Process
April 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Admissions representatives from more than twenty-five regional day and boarding schools gather in our MPR to greet our Seventh Grade students and share about their high schools. We will review with Seventh Grade families the step-by-step process that guides students to a successful launch to high school. End of year events and next year’s Capstone Project will also be discussed.

Coffee and Conversation: The Assessment Toolkit
May 11 at 8:15 a.m.
Review the variety of student assessments and tools we use to authentically assess learning, maintain challenging expectations, gauge acquisition of knowledge, and more. We will also share with parents standardized test scores for students in Fourth-Seventh Grade.




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