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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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Dec 8 2017

Right On the Money

Tuitions can be shocking when you’re first exposed to the private school world. But maybe a private school education is an option you’d like to consider for your family. How can you make private school possible when the finances make it seem impossible?
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Nov 16 2017

Army Robots Come for a Visit

Excitement filled our 3rd-8th grade students as they walked into our gym and their eyes hit the 3 army-grade robots waiting for them! Thanks to Mr. Suvari, one of our 5th grade parents, three Army Sergeants from the 55 EOD CO joined us on campus for a very intriguing day.
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Nov 8 2017

In the Life of a Firefly

Busy Bees, Lady Bugs, Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Fireflies. Each of our Early Childhood classes comes with a cute name and each classroom with adorable students. Our Fireflies class has our 2.5 - 3 year olds, and between walks around campus every day and Ms. Nancy's creative lessons, these young explorers are always learning and discovering.
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