Welcome to Hemenway School!
Summer Reading: the best gift you can give your child!!
We have grown so much as readers this year. Please don’t let all that hard work fade away!
According to the experts, “What we know is that children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency. This creates a three to four month gap every year. Every two or three years, the kids who don't read in the summer fall a year behind the kids who do.
Please help your child keep up the great work they have done this year and get them ready for a running start next year.
Let’s READ, READ, READ and then READ SOME MORE!!!!!
Kindergarten Play Dates
Kindergarten Playdates will all be held at the Hemenway Playground. They are obviously not mandatory but a great way for your incoming student to get to know some of the other kids in his/her class. When the kids arrive they will receive a colored sticker connected to their particular teacher. This way when they are playing they can identify other kids in their classroom. These playdates are also a great time to connect with other parents of kids in your child's class for additional summer or future playdates, etc..This is also a perfect opportunity to ask any questions about what to expect at Hemenway as their will be other parents there who have been through this fun process of sending a child off to elementary school :-)
The Kindergarten Playdates are as followed:
July 30th (Wed) 5:30pm - 8:30pm at Hemenway Playground
August 17th (Sun) 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Hemenway Playground
We Are A Multiple Intelligences School
Over the past years, teachers have taken courses on how the brain works and how to design lessons so that children of all different learning styles can access and master curricula standards. Our focus is on creating an environment at Hemenway that enables the children to delve into learning content areas in context. We want to create a place where the children can learn through real-life experiences, hands-on science, and current world events. We want them working on complex environmental problems and taking positions on social and environmental issues. We want them to be true world citizens.
(with parent permission).
Here are 10 things that you can have your student practice before they start school in the fall.