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This Week at Wheeler

Painting pumpkins with friends and family was the perfect activity for these Lower School students (70 families joined!) during our Virtual Fall Fest. View photos from the event, here.

October 22, 2020 | Vol 2. Issue 8

This Week

This Week at Wheeler: The new Now & Then Magazine is out! We hope you enjoy perusing the sections of the new digital format and reading stories of an incredible year at Wheeler.

Fall is in full swing on our campuses and we're loving our outdoor spaces! Ever wondered how many algebraic equations it takes to build a house? Take a look at some exciting electives for our Middle School students (coding or improv anyone?), and like our Kindergarten students, we want to say that we are grateful for each other and our school.

VOICE

While the expected narrative would mean stopping here and saying that everything came to a halt on March 13th when we all went home for lockdown, that’s not the story that unfolded. Certainly, our creativity, innovation, and character were put to the test, but to tell you the truth, when we were turned inside out I would say that we found that our Spirit really does give us life: we were left with our relationships, our culture, our caring, our fierce commitment to learning and teaching. — Head of School Allison Gaines Pell

Watch remarks to Wheeler's alumni from Reunion & Homecoming 2020

Information and Events

The Wheeler Calendar is online. Please log into the Parent Portal for the most up to date calendar information.

Wheeler Community Travel Report Form: As we move into the holiday travel season, we’d greatly appreciate you completing this form if you or anyone in your household will be traveling from October 2020 - January 3, 2021. This information will be collected by the Healthy 20-21 Task Force.

We ask that members of our community who plan to travel refer to the RI Dept of Health and CDC’s travel advisories and adhere to mandatory quarantines upon return, if applicable.

Equity Task Force Parent Survey: Earlier this year, Wheeler's Equity Task Force asked alumni to share their experiences about race and equity at Wheeler. Now we're reaching out to parents for your input.

"We are deeply grateful for their (alumni) stories, their trust, and their continued belief in the promise of Wheeler. We are now appealing to you, parents and guardians, for whom Wheeler is where you have placed your most treasured possessions." — Valerie Allen, P'23, P'27, P'29 Maria Terrero Kamara, AP’17, P’22

Please find the confidential survey link here.

Enrollment Office Seeks Parent Ambassadors: Our Prospective Parent Ambassador Network is entering its second year to assist the Enrollment Office to speak by phone, email or video chat to prospective families on why Wheeler and Hamilton are the right choice for one’s family. If you're interested in learning more about PPAN or continuing to help, please fill out this short form. Training via zoom at 9 am, October 27. Thank you to those who have already signed up.

Share with friends! October 24 starting at 10 AM, Wheeler is hosting our Virtual Open House. Hear LIVE from the Head of School, watch panels of administrators and Choose Your Own Wheeler Adventure for Gr. Nursery - 12. Click here get the RSVP link or forward this entire email to a friend!

WSPA

Clothing Sale Update: Thank you for helping fill up the Big Brothers Big Sisters RI donation bin. Keep those donations coming! Please see this flyer for accepted items and if needed, you can use this tax receipt for donated goods. Visit our website for more information about current plans for The Famous Clothing & More Sale.

Social Event Reminder: Join tonight's WSPA Wine Event 7pm. Presented by Jessica Granatiero, owner of The Savory Grape. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation: Wheeler School Parents Association is in need of some fun assistance from parents/guardians. Please look for an email this week from your WSPA division co-chairs with a special request for an appreciation project!

Important tidbits

All food orders for next week must be placed by midnight tonight. Wheeler Food Service web page
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