This Week at Wheeler January 30, 2020

Milisa Galazzi's art is on display as part of the THICKET exhibition at the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler. Speaking with our 4th graders during a special Artists' Talk, Milisa shared about being an artist and prompted our students to think critically and express their opinions about the art on display in the Gallery. Photo by Megan O'Hara

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Vol. 1 Issue 18

Excerpt from Your Heart, My Hands

The award-winning memoir by Dr. Arun Singh, one of America’s pre-eminent cardiac surgeons. Dr. Singh, a Wheeler alumni parent, will be honored with this year’s Wheeler Community Spirit Award presented by the School at the annual Students Involved in Cultural Awareness (SICA) Family Potluck on Friday, February 7 and will visit with Middle and Upper School students on February 14, a day devoted to hearts.

As a heart surgeon, I have followed pathways beyond the arterial. I have gone to some amazing places, tested emotional and physical limits (both mine and my patients) and experienced harrowing and awe-inspiring trauma and triumph. I invite you now to come with me as I revisit them to tell you the story of how the boy with the paralyzed hand and undiagnosed dyslexia went on to perform over 15,000 cardiac surgeries, and introduce you to the people whose hearts were entrusted to my hands. Learn how my patients impacted my life and how I impacted theirs.

This Week

This Week at Wheeler:We learned about the Lunar New Year from three Lower School Students, and our US Robotics Team participated in round #2 of the FTC qualifiers. Our 9th grade history students closed out a research project by visiting the RISD Museum to experience Renaissance art. The 18 Wheelers are ready for "the Wick" Annual A Cappella Concert, and our fall NuVuX seminar students presented their first semester projects. In other news, junior Jane Josefowicz was awarded $5,000 through the United Way PopTarts "Rep My City" Challenge, and the Providence Children's Film Festival has tickets on sale! We hear a Wheeler student has had his film accepted...more news to come!

Next Week at Wheeler

  • Friday, 31: Winter Dance Showcase, 7:00 pm (link to free tickets)
  • Saturday, 1: Winter Dance Showcase, 2 pm (Sold out, remote viewing in GCA available, no ticket needed)
  • Saturday, 1: US Winter Ball, 6:30 - 11 pm
  • Tuesday, 4: WSPA Wheeler and Hamilton MS Meeting, 8 - 9 am
  • Wednesday, 5: WSPA US Meeting, 8 - 9 am
  • Thursday, 6: WSPA Wheeler and Hamilton LS Meeting, 8 - 9 am
  • Friday, 7: LS & Hamilton LS Parent/ Teacher Conferences, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • No School for LS and Hamilton LS - Limited Daycare
  • Friday, 7: 6th Grade Social at Gordon School, 6 - 8 pm
  • Friday, 7: SICA Potluck and Community Spirit Award (link to register)
  • Friday, 7: Jazz Concert, 7:30 - 9 pm

Find the February Parent Postcard here.  Feel free to download and print the Parent Postcard from this link. It feels good to go green!

There are even more calendar highlights on our website www.wheelerschool.org! Login to the Parent Portal to see the full Wheeler calendar as well as parent and staff directories.

Important Tidbits

Wheeler School Parents Association 2020 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, February 12: The committee is planning a festive red carpet theme for this year's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon with delicious catered foods, courtesy of our families. Volunteer opportunities: Friday, January 31, 8 AM--9:30 AM--Invitations Assembly and Distribution, 211 Hope Street. Come for as long as you can to assist in pre-luncheon tasks. Follow the link to sign up: Help by donating beverages, desserts, or volunteering some time for the day. Homemade and store-bought items are equally welcome!

WSPA Paint & Vino Night for Parents and Guardians: Thursday, February 20, 6-8:30 PM. Join us for this latest fun WSPA-sponsored evening! Get to know other parents and guardians, while our in-house artist and parent Anne Wert, guides you through the creative process. Everyone will leave with a painting they have created that evening! We request $25 to cover the painting materials. Space is limited to 15 participants, sign up early to reserve your spot! And WSPA welcomes your ideas on future events!

Registration for Wheeler Summer Camp is Open: Find a link to the registration website here. We hope your child will return or join us for the first time for an unforgettable summer. Watch this video to get a sense of the fun and friendship you can find at Wheeler Summer!

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