Students were little more tired come the end of the week and they did not seem to appreciate being reminded to rest up for a full five days next week. While we have seen tons of smiling faces and the transition back into school has been positive, long weekends were nice, as well.
It was great to visit so many classes this week and observe students in their natural habitat. I am very happy to say that the habitat is more reflective of their genuine curiosity rather than the silent, teacher centered classes many of us experienced back in the day. Classrooms throughout the building are regularly bustling with activity and discussion. The four Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity abound here at Stony Brook as they take on various forms in each of the content areas. While the concepts are certainly not new to our students, 6th graders transitioning to middle school are now experiencing them in different ways as they journey to multiple different classes throughout the day. 7th & 8th graders are enjoying the benefits of the foundational work they have
already completed which allows them to continue exploring the connections between the content areas and prepare to deepen their understanding throughout the year.
Along with five full days, next week brings us some special events. Friday, September 15 is School Picture Day. Thursday, September 14 is our 6th Grade Curriculum Night and Wednesday, September 13 is the 7th & 8th Grade Curriculum Night both starting at 6:00pm.
A gentle reminder that all 7th graders need to have a current physical examination form on file in the health clinic regardless of whether or not they are participating in school sports. Additionally, all student athletes must have physicals on file, as well. If you have any questions, please contact our nurse, Mrs. Hanly.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Dr. Christopher Chew
Stony Brook School
Westford, MA 01886
Volunteer at Friends of East Boston Camps Fall BBQ Festival~~~The Friends of East Boston Camps are having their Fall BBQ Festival on~Sunday October 1 from 12PM to 4PM. There will be free food, music, bonfire and~hayrides. Volunteers are needed to work in pairs to run the following activities~including:~
Lanyards and beading~
Potato sack races
Hula hoop contest
and many more