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Molly's Blog Archive

April 27th, 2017

Nancy Pelosi and CDS

Last month, our eighth graders returned from one of the most important events of their CDS career: a trip to Washington DC, where they brought this year’s theme of Activism into practice. They had drawn up petitions for abortion rights and... read more
March 20th, 2017

Professional Development at CDS

Professional Development is essential for practitioners in every field, and here at CDS it is an important way we ensure program coherence, effective teaching, and a culture of inquiry. These high-quality opportunities to reflect, learn, and connect... read more
March 3rd, 2017

Immigration and Transgender Rights

We would like to provide some materials that may be useful for anyone concerned about immigrant rights. We have a packet of information from the National Immigration Law Center, available to download directly here or from their website. This... read more
February 7th, 2017

CDS Teacher Profile: Ngoc Tran

As I write this blog post, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is set to rule on the legality of the Trump ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. This nation was built by immigration and I thought it would be... read more
January 20th, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly

At Children’s Day School, we celebrate diversity, work for justice and fairness, and cultivate respect for all people. We share these values with Dr. Martin Luther King, whose work we honored on January 20 at our annual Martin Luther King assembly.... read more
January 4th, 2017

New Year's Resolutions

Thinking about the new year, and the year that just ended, I was reminded of a talk that Tal Ben-Shahar gave to independent school parents here in San Francisco a couple of years ago. His book Being Happy: You Don’t Have to be Perfect to Lead a... read more
December 16th, 2016

Nutrition at CDS

“Food has always been a really important part of my life,” says Third Grade Pelicans Teacher Taryn Colonnese, whose lifelong interest in the study of nutrition has led her to take an active role in community gardens and the food justice movement.... read more
November 16th, 2016

Sugar Coated

Did you know that children between the ages of 2 and 18 must consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars each day to maintain a healthy heart, but that a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola contains nearly ten teaspoons of sugar? Once it all adds up,... read more
November 15th, 2016

Prosthetic Hands in the iLab

Our eighth-grade students in the Innovation Lab are working on their own designs for a prosthetic hand for children. After gaining inspiration from a visit to the preschool classrooms (where they observed the most popular activities among three- and... read more
November 9th, 2016

Yesterday's Election

Dear CDS Families, Last night, our nation chose a new president in the most divisive election in recent memory. Social media crackled, and continues to crackle, with anger and blame. Yet the peaceful transition of power between administrations has... read more
October 27th, 2016

Our Work with Gender Spectrum & Teaching Tolerance

Dear CDS Families, The principles of diversity and inclusion play a central role in CDS’ educational mission. We know that our families support us in our goal of providing a welcoming environment for our students (in our recent parent survey, more... read more