This Week at Wheeler October 17, 2019

Vol. 1 Issue 7

Collaboration through Inquiry and Spirit Animals

Students in Bonnie Calderon and Caroline Field's Kindergarten class working with Upper School students and Science Teacher Bob Schmidt on their project (see their thank you note above!)

The collaborative spirit between each division at Wheeler is what grows our community. Each year, the Kindergarten class studies their "Spirit Animals," Chipmunks and Squirrels, in their Aerie classes and while out at the Farm for Forest Friday. In the spirit of inquiry-based learning, students develop questions about what they'd like to learn about the animals and our Upper School students respond to those questions by creating a presentation and activity to share with the Kindergarten class.

This Week

This Week at Wheeler, we celebrate! First on Friday for our Celebration of Reading with author and illustrator, Dan Santat, who has developed a TV show for Disney!? Wow. But he isn't the only celebrity. We're also welcoming "RBG" Director, and this year's Founder's Award recipient, Betsy West '69 in town for her 50th Reunion. From one studio to the next, we caught up with the NuVuX Studio Team on our podcast @ Wheeler (brought to you by us! Your This Week at Wheeler team,) while students in Spanish H3 got their hands on the Spanish version of the celebrated autobiography of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Be sure to keep it on brand this Saturday at Fall Family Fest — Wheeler's School Store will have a pop-up at the Farm.

Our Second Campus

The Wheeler Farm

Our second campus, the Farm, sees a great deal of activity all year round. It's home to Forest Fridays, the 6th Grade Farm Program, the Wheeler Warriors, our Upper School Retreats, and so much more. This past week, Wheeler Dance and our 4th Grade Frontier Day each utilized the Farm in the most picture perfect ways.

Next Week at Wheeler

  • Thursday, October 17 - 6:30 pm, Gr 9 Parents’ Night “The Social and Academic Transition to Upper School” (Wheeler Hall)
  • Thursday, October 17 - Flu Clinic: 3 pm – 5:30 pm; students, Faculty and Staff, and family members ages 3+ are welcome (Madden Gym – online registration required)
  • Thursday, October 17 - 5-8 pm, Chazan Gallery Opening: By Other Means, an exhibition featuring work by Markus Berger, Gabriel Feld, Jeffrey Katz, and Kyna Leski.
  • Friday, October 18 - 7:45 am, Alumni Legacy Photo to kick off Alumni Weekend
  • Saturday, October 19 - 10 am, Fall Fest at The Wheeler Farm (Free for families, please leave the dog at home!)
  • Tuesday, October 22 - 7:45 - 9 am, Donation Day for Wheeler Clothing and More Sale, Gazebo
  • Wednesday, October 23 - 7 - 9 pm, WSPA Social at the Providence Wine Bar

Important Tidbits

Interested in helping plan this year's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon? Join the WSPA on Wednesday, November 6, at 8 AM in the Nulman Lewis Student Center for an informational meeting on how you can help plan this special event to honor the people who work with our children every day. Any questions, please contact Christine Rogers at ckrogers0109@gmail.com or Sibel Yuzbasiolgu at sibelnickerson@hotmail.com.

Angell Street Sidewalk Construction: The City of Providence is replacing portions of the Angell Street sidewalks Thursday, October 17, through Tuesday, October 22. We are asking that if you typically use the Angell Street library entrance for drop-off to please use the Hamilton gate instead and to be aware that parking on Angell is minimal during this time. Meeting Street and Hope Street entrances are unaffected by the construction.

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