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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018
The tragedy in Parkland has once again brought gun violence to the forefront of the American consciousness. It has led me to reflect on the role of educators in nurturing and protecting children and on the importance of education as a means of inspiring children to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in speaking out against gun violence, have demonstrated to the adult community the courage needed to confront difficult issues....
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018
CDS is proud to be hosting the international traveling exhibition "Anne Frank: A History for Today" at our middle school campus next week. This exhibition, which has traveled all over the world and is presented more than 150 times per year, tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War. Its goals are manifold: to inform visitors about the history of the Holocaust and illustrate the effects of National Socialism on one particular Jewish family; to...
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018
As part of our accreditation with the California Association of Independent Schools, CDS was asked to select ten photos that represent the spirit of our community, and to explain why we chose each picture. Parents, students, teachers, and staff voted from a large selection of possible photos and finally narrowed them down to ten. These photos depict some of the best and most inspiring aspects of our school community, and I would like to share them with you. On this page, you can view the ten...
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017
Two weeks ago, the Children’s Day School team took part in an extraordinary professional development session. After nearly a year of planning, a generous grant from the state of California allowed all of our faculty, staff, and administrators to attend a two-day workshop at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The event, “Tools for Tolerance for Educators,” focused on the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards (a vital component of our curriculum and philosophy), and it provided...
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017
Together with CDS Director of Inclusion Anthony Witte, I recently sent this message out to our faculty, staff, and families. We would like to share it with the wider community as well, both in English and in a Spanish translation: We are saddened by the recent announcement of the Trump Administration’s executive order to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. As an inclusive community, we want to reiterate our firm support of all our families, including “Dreamers.” We...