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Nov 15 2019

Overcoming Challenging Transitions

CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL BLOG Counselor’s Corner OVERCOMING CHALLENGING TRANSITIONS By Rebecca Ginnetti, M.Ed. Does your child have difficulty transitioning from home to school schedules or from weekend/holiday to school routines?  Transitions are challenging for many children, our young ones and even our middle schoolers. With Thanksgiving and Winter break right around the corner, here are 5…

Mar 28 2019

The Power of Reading Aloud

Most parents understand the importance of reading to their children, but many parents might not realize the extent of the power that reading aloud brings to their child’s cognitive and literary development.

Oct 3 2018

Some Thoughts on the Writing Process

As students move through the grades, there is growing emphasis on the writing process, and the volume and style of writing increase across the curriculum. In the following article, fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Cameron Yassine, outlines his own writing process, discussing how he perseveres through challenges and draws upon this experience to help students improve and grow as writers.

Jul 20 2018

Developing Lifelong Readers

Our Approach to Inspiring A Love of Reading in Our Students.

Jul 2 2018

Inspiring Lifelong Readers

Familiar Childhood Reflections and a Crucial Balance Needed in Schools. "If the greatest predictor of academic success is reading volume, it is not enough to assign mountains of classics and hope that our students actually read them. We also must give children intrinsic motivation to read."

Apr 20 2018

Digital Technology Unplugged

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are learning the concepts and foundations of coding, robotics, engineering and design. To prepare our youngest learners for the more complex lessons in coding and robotics, Ross Mulry, our Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, unplugs the students from technology and goes offline with some valuable hands-on lessons.

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Oct 27 2017

The Questions You Need to Ask on a School Tour

While on a school tour, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions, and the answers you'll receive will make or break the school for you. The questions you ask will make a difference and we want to make sure you get all the information you need to make the right decision for your child.
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Oct 26 2017

On the Menu

Congressional students are active; they need fuel to keep their brains sharp and their energy at the optimum level for learning. Read for a behind-the-scenes look at Congressional's lunch program.
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Oct 17 2017

The Rhythm of a Folk Dance

Visit a primary school music class and you might feel a twinge of nostalgia as you watch the students dancing and singing to music that will transport you back to another time and place.
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