June 13, 2017

Summer at Friends School

Welcome to summer at Friends School.  Blog posts will not appear over the summer, but there are plenty of other good things happening at Friends while school is out.

Our fabulous summer programs are in session through the end of July – both the Backyard Camp for preschoolers and day camps in the arts (theater, cooking, creative writing, circus and more!) and STEAM (science, computer programming and more!).  You can get all the information you need here.

Several of our teachers and staff are busy attending conferences and other professional development opportunities both in Colorado and out of state. A few examples:  Directors of the Middle and Elementary Schools, Shelby Pawlina and Mandy Stepanovsky, are attending an independent schools division directors’ conference in Santa Fe.  Kindergarten teacher Annika Nygren is at a multi-day math training in Denver. Admissions Director Melanie Leggett is attending a national conference in Orange County, CA.  5th grade teacher Liz Richards and 6th/7th grade teacher Diane Bramble will be at Teachers’ College at Columbia University in New York.

There is a lot of work going on at both campuses.

At our South (preschool and elementary school) campus, we will be replacing the Great Room floor with a specialized gym floor and replacing all of the lighting.  We will upgrade the parking lot, top-seed our preschool and elementary lawns, update the preschool bathrooms, and modernize our signage to reflect our new brand.

At our North (middle school and Teacher Preparation Program) campus, we will finish the vestibule, move forward with Phase II of our landscaping project, open our new TPP teaching classroom, and also upgrade the parking lot, fencing, and signage.

In addition, behind the scenes, we will be finalizing our ACIS Accreditation First Year Response, updating the website and other collateral with the new brand, reviewing and updating our curriculum overviews in each academic area, planning for a new orientation for our new families, finalizing plans for 7th grade, planning parent education events and communications on school safety, and continuing to build our online curriculum.

On this Among Friends website, you can peruse back at various stories from this past school year as well as the last few years.  Please take time to visit our school’s website to learn more about our school.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful summer!


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