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Letter from the Head for the Day
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Yesterday, I was Head of School for the day. I liked being Head for the day. I picked pajama day for the whole school. Pajamas are comfy to wear to school. I shook hands in the morning. I liked shaking my friends' hands. I got to sit at Mr. Deyell's desk. I felt like a grown-up. I ate lunch in Mr. Deyell's office with my friends. It was my favorite school lunch. I called my brother into the Head's office. I told him to dance like a ballerina. When I came back to school on Thursday, Mr. Deyell said that I was fired!

Word Art
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How does it make you feel? What does it make you think of? These were the questions asked of fifth graders on their two recent visits to the Albright-Knox, as they took part in a program that uses the gallery’s famous art works as inspiration for creative writing.

Get with the Programming
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To get a robot to do your bidding (and isn’t that everyone’s dream?) you must speak its language—code.

Coding is built on concepts that start simple but can get increasingly complex to accomplish a variety of functions. At EFS, assistant director of technology Cheryl Colpoys is implementing basic programming into this year’s technology curriculum from grades 1 through 8. Students are learning the terminology and concepts that programmers use, such as looping, conditional statements, functions and debugging.

Go Figure!
Monday, November 10, 2014

EFS students excelled in the St. Francis High School Math Bowl on Wednesday, November 5, with our volunteer teams bringing home both the first and second place trophies. In addition, seventh grader Michael McClure was awarded the first place individual trophy.

Letter from the Head: Our Great Community
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

One of the strengths of EFS is its strong sense of community. This was on display recently at our Fall Family Picnic.  So many parents and staff worked so very hard to make that day fun and memorable for our students, parents, alumni, and other community members. A special thanks to Jamie Saperston for putting it all together. Due to a poor weather forecast, there was some trepidation about the turnout, but our families showed us just how much they love being together. Several hundred members of our community spent that day at our petting zoo, riding ponies, picking apples and pumpkins, drinking cider, having fun, and enjoying each other’s company and conversation. It was a great reminder of how special EFS really is.

Letter from the Head: Community Service at Elmwood Franklin
Friday, October 3, 2014

As September turns into October, our students are beginning to plan and execute various service learning projects. At Elmwood Franklin School, we teach our students to think beyond. While this has many meanings, one of the purest is to have them think beyond themselves by taking care of others. This lesson is reflected in our school-wide service-learning program, which encourages students to view community service as a way of life and not a requirement.

Letter from the Head
Thursday, September 11, 2014

We are off and running! The 2014-2015 academic year is off to a great start and I want to thank everyone for their positive energy and ideas.

The Prep program has immersed itself in our Reggio Emilia philosophy. I hope the parents are enjoying the frequent communication and the sharing of documentation that is such an important part of Reggio.

Parking and Personnel Update
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The school year is just around the corner, and I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on some important information regarding our parking lot construction and personnel.

Completion of the new parking lot is ahead of schedule and the new lot will be ready for use on September 4, the first day of school!

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