From the Head of School
We have come to the end of our second full week of school and our students have gotten back into the rhythm and routines of school life, be it on line for Lower and Middle School or on campus for the Early Years Program. To end this second full week of classes, we had our first exciting Friday morning assembly, which we held in the Junior Kindergarten classroom and on line. As part of the assembly we were delighted to meet our Junior Kindergarten students, who shared a project that they had completed as part of their first IB unit. It was great to see so many aspects of our educational goals come into play. Students were risk takers by speaking in front of an audience, they were caring to their classmates and demonstrated good listening skills. During the assembly Ms. Shibel and Ms. Green told us about the Student Council for this year and invited students in grades 5-8 to apply for positions on this body. Elections will take place in a few weeks and we will meet the candidates at our next assembly.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
All parents are urged to attend Back-To-School-Night, which this year will be done using Google Meet. We have divided this event into two evenings, one for Lower School and one for Middle School. The details are the following:
Middle School Back to School Night will take place on Wednesday, September 16 starting at 7:00 pm. Parents are asked to use their child’s school email to access the Google Meet for their grade level.
Lower School Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, September 17 starting at 7:00 pm. Parents are asked to use their child’s school email to access the Google Meet. There will be two presentations, the first by the special subject teachers starting at 7:00 pm. This will be for all parents. The second will be by the homeroom teachers.
Preschool parents can join the Lower School event at 7:00 pm to listen to the Specialist teachers talk about their programs. Instructions for setting up your student's school email will be sent to you next week.
Each week we have been introducing a member of our talented and dedicated staff or faculty. This week we are pleased to introduce Luisito Buhey, who is responsible for school maintenance. Luisito has been responsible for school maintenance at CHA for the past 6 years and we are very pleased that he moved with us to our new campus on Zelzah Ave. Being responsible for school maintenance is a very important and diverse job. Luisito is extremely talented in many areas and able to solve electrical, plumbing and mechanical problems as well doing projects that involve building, painting and wiring. He is very good at problem solving and coming up with clever and unique ways to get things done and keep everything functioning at school. In recognition of his outstanding work this summer in getting the campus ready and never missing a single day, he was awarded a certificate of appreciate at our assembly this morning.