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Chess Mates
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On Wednesday afternoons after school, retired chess master and EFS dad Dr. Leonid Khinkis leads a group of second graders in a noble pursuit: the game of chess. His course, which is running weekly from November to April, is provided free of charge to a limited number of students. Each week, students are instructed in the rules and strategies of game play and then put that learning into practice through matches that they play, record, and analyze.

 
New Year, New Faces
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Three children joined the Beginners program recently through the new January admission option. This option accommodates students whose birthdays fall after the regular September 1 cut-off but who have turned three by December 31. These young students, who will remain in the Beginners program for the following year, benefit from an extra half-year of enriched, Reggio Emilia inspired learning.

 
Name that Noun
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Here’s an uncommon way to learn about common nouns: a QR code scavenger hunt. Fifth graders scanned the school for QR code tags placed in the halls and lobby. When they scanned the codes with their iPads, they read either “common noun” or “proper noun.” Students then had to identify a noun from the surrounding area that fit the label. Back in the classroom, they compiled all the nouns they found from each category and compared results.

 
Henry Keane 11 Named WIVB Scholar Athlete
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

EFS alumnus Henry Keane ’11, team captain on both the swim team and crew team at City Honors, was featured as WIVB Channel 4’s Scholar Athlete for January. The designation recognizes the outstanding efforts of students who excel in academics and sports.

 
Letter from the Head
Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year! Half of the school year is in the books and we are looking forward to a great 2015. We have put much effort this year into the marketing of our school both internally and externally. The results have been very positive thus far.

 
Letter from the Head: Celebrating the season
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy holidays to one and all! We have a lot to celebrate this holiday season—a successful Book Fair, a heart-warming Grandparents’ Day, an impressive Thanksgiving Program, a joyous Upper School Fall Concert, a hilarious 7th/8th grade play, and an adorable Nutcracker performance. But we are not done yet!

 
Reggio at Elmwood Franklin featured in WNY Family Magazine
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cyndi Burnett, a professor of creative studies, was at home getting her children ready for school one morning, when a beam of early winter sunlight came in through a window. Dr. Burnett said she was surprised — and impressed — as her daughter Emily, 3, initiated “a very high-level discussion about how light and shadow work.” The preschool program that Emily had been attending since fall followed a project-based curriculum built upon thematic units, and the class had studied the phenomenon of light. “This was a month after the unit was over, but what she learned was still very prominent in her thinking,” said Dr. Burnett. “I don’t think this was an observation she would have made or a conversation we would have had otherwise. I could see how Reggio Emilia was shaping her thinking.”

 
Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Our students learn the value of giving throughout the year! Today is #GivingTuesday—show your support for Elmwood Franklin by making a gift! https://elmwoodfranklin.ejoinme.org/MyPages/RecurringDonations/tabid/247501/Default.aspx

 
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