This Week at Wheeler December 12, 2019

Winter Celebration

Our Nursery, Kindergarten, and 6th Grade students recognized the coming Solstice together at The Farm.

Vol. 1 Issue 14

Fall 2019 Now & Then Magazine Is Out!

Helping Others Soar: author Andrea Reiser ‘84

I’ve always loved the craft of writing and was the editor of The Spoke my senior year at Wheeler.” Now, several years and three books later, she has focused her talents on the effects of positive psychology. Her most recent work, The Happy Book: 50 Rays of Sunshine to Brighten Your Day (PickleStar Press 2018) grew out of a collection of inspiring quote images she had created for her website. “Often I would get messages from readers saying, ‘I needed to hear this today! Thank you!’ It was fulfilling to learn that in a small way my daily quotes were helping people move toward achieving their goals,” Reiser says.

This Week

This Week at Wheeler: We announced three notable individuals receiving Wheeler Honors in 2020 and shared treats with the WSPA during Muffins & More. We paused to remember that during this season of giving, the best gifts come from within, and enjoyed a helpful resource (thanks to our LS Assistant Librarian and Miller Fellow, Charlene Williams!), on books about different Holiday cultures. We went to the Moon (buckle up for a whole lot of cuteness). US students learned the art of storytelling from a Pulitzer Prize winning pro, and others visited the Kinesiology Department at Bridgewater University. Out at the Farm with our Nursery, Kindergarten, and 6th Graders, we acknowledged the Solstice with s'mores and forest exploration. It's been another busy week! But even more so for our Handbells, who were a little bit of everywhere. Making plans for 2020? Well, be sure to check out Wheeler's Enrichment offerings this winter.

Top Section (L - R) Students enjoying S'mores and listening to a story out at the Farm, WSPA Muffins and More Co-Chairs Kate Cherepowich and Kate Darling, 8th Grade Advisory group out at The Farm getting their hands dirty in the garden plot. Bottom Section (L-R) Middle School Jazz Band at Hope Street Winter Stroll, our Cityside students hard at work, the Jewish Student Union held a latke sale for Hanukkah and Jewish Family Services, and our Handbell ringers during a community performance.

Next Week at Wheeler

  • Thursday, December 12 - Public Art Mural Ribbon Cutting on Thayer Street, 3-3:30 pm
  • Friday, December 13 - Lost and Found Reunion, 11:30 AM
  • Saturday, December 14 - ACT Test Date, Wheeler is NOT a test site.
  • Thursday, December 19 - Last day for fall WOW
  • Thursday, December 19 - US&MS Holiday Vacation begins (check the parent portal for details)
  • Friday, December 20 - Holiday coffee for parents & guardians, 7:30 - 9:00 am
  • Friday, December 20 - Holiday Festival at Central Congregational Church, 9:30 am
  • Friday, December 20 - Holiday Vacation begins following the Holiday Festival

Winter Break!

School is closed: Saturday, December 21 - Sunday, January 5

Classes resume: Monday, January 6 at 8:00 am

Find the December parent postcard, here. We’re going green!

January 2020

  • Wednesday, January 8 - LGBTQ Coffee, 8:00 am
  • Wednesday, January 8 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 9 - 9th & 10th Grade Parent/ Guardian College Night

There are even more calendar highlights on our website www.wheelerschool.org! Login to the Parent Portal to see the full Wheeler calendar.

Important Tidbits

Enrollment Office Seeks Parent Ambassadors: While Wheeler has been fortunate to have many parents and guardians volunteer to be Mentor Families for the newly-enrolled each year, we realize more can be done to assist families as they make the important decision to choose a school. A new Prospective Parent Ambassador Network is forming now to assist our Enrollment Office to speak to prospective families on why Wheeler and Hamilton are the right choice for one’s family. If you're interested in learning more about this PPAN group, please contact the Wheeler Enrollment Office

Winter is coming: the Middle School Athletics Practice Schedule Is out! View it here.Upper School Varsity game schedules are available, HERE. Find out about game changes through our Warriors website, you can sign up and get notified fast! Use: Notify Me tab.

Fit B4 8: The Physical Education department along with some 8th-grade students will be offering a fun new fitness class called Fit B4 8 which incorporates the popular HIIT (high-intensity interval training) style workouts using body weight and resistance bands. This will be a cross-divisional program where the 8th graders will train alongside the 3rd-5th graders in small groups with lots of variety from class to class to keep it fun. The class will be led by Coach Aleixo and Coach Stein. Please fill out the google form if you'd like for your student to participate.

'Tis the Season Wheeler School Store Sale: Monday- Wednesday (12/16 - 12/18). Spend more than $10 and "spin the wheel" to receive a percentage off of your purchase.

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