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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...
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017
CDS is a values-based community, and we know that the recent events in Charlottesville are deeply disturbing. Along with CDS Director of Inclusion Anthony Witte, I have sent resources to the faculty on how to talk about these issues to our students in developmentally appropriate ways. We also want to share some resources for you as parents and guardians and remind you that news events and your reactions to them can be deeply upsetting for children. We have attached to this post some links to...
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017
Not too far away from the newly-opened CDS treehouse (check out the details in our last blog post), the front yard of our 333 Dolores campus has received another new building. The Bower near the preschool bungalows now contains a small hand-constructed hut made of willow branches, where our students can spend some time retreating from the world around them. There’s an especially interesting story behind the hut, and we’d like to share a little more about how it came into being. The idea for...