Miquon Matters, 1.22.18

By Kristin Sanderson


  1. Make plans to attend at Look Ahead Night this week or next!
    Kinder Look Ahead
    GR 1-6 Look Ahead
  2. Start thinking about securing some great items for the Spring Fair raffle. If you have ideas, get in touch with Sabrina.
    Email Sabrina
  3. Help your child remember to submit an (optional) pizza lunch form by Thursday!
    Pizza Form




Look Ahead to Kindergarten Night
Thurs, Jan 25, 5:30 pm | Kindergarten classroom

Nursery parents are encouraged to come hear from teachers about this very special year at Miquon. Kindergarten teachers Toni McDonnell and Sherry Moman will share how we meet learning goals for language arts, mathematics, and social studies that are developmentally appropriate for your child’s age.

Childcare and a pizza dinner are provided for a $10 fee. Please mention your needs when you RSVP.

RSVP to Tia

Look Ahead to Grades 1-6 Night
Thurs, Feb 1, 7 pm | Classrooms

In their presentations, teachers will share how we meet language arts, mathematics, and social studies learning goals that are appropriate for your child’s developmental stage. All are invited to attend.

The first/second grade band will present in Ben and Celia’s room, the third/fourth grade band will present in Rachel and Marie’s room, and the fifth/sixth grade band will present in the fifth/sixth grade building.

Childcare and a pizza dinner are provided for a $10 fee. Please mention your needs when you RSVP.

RSVP to Tia

Kids and Digital Devices: A Miquon Community Education Event
Tues, Feb 13, 7-8:30 pm | Clisby Library @ Miquon

Join psychotherapist Julie Jacobson in a discussion around children and families and the use of digital devices. Dr. Jacobson has more than ten years of experience working with clients on a range of issues. Whether you are currently working on setting healthy boundaries around your child’s screen time, or whether you’re anticipating dealing with this issue in the future, come learn and talk with other Miquon parents.

Childcare and a pizza dinner are provided for a $10 fee. Please mention your needs when you RSVP.

RSVP to Tia



Time to Obtain Raffle Items

We are looking for creative ideas and donations for our annual Spring Fair. Any idea is welcomed–anything from homemade jam to vacation homes! Please contact Sabrina Faith with your questions and list of items.

Email Sabrina

Planning Meeting is Jan 26

All Miquon families participate in Spring Fair, and all parents are invited to a planning session on Fri, Jan 26, from 3:15-4:15 pm. We will meet in the Moore Building to discuss what’s special about our community coming together around Spring Fair and whether we can do anything better or differently this year. Please join us! Latecomers welcome.

Children of parents attending the meeting can attend After Care for free. Please RSVP to Charlotte–no need to contact DJ directly for arrangements.

RSVP to Charlotte



Wanted: Pop-Up Books

Librarian Amy Vaccarella is looking your donations of any gently used pop-up books for the library’s collection. Thank you very much!!



Yoga, Yoga, Yoga!
Weds, Jan 24, 3:30 pm | Clisby Library @ Miquon

Join fellow Miquon yogis for yoga after school. Tara Culp of Magu will be our leader, and you’ll enjoy free after care for your kiddos. Fee is $78 for six weeks, or $13 for drop-ins. If you have questions or want to sign up, get in touch with Rossana Zapf.

Email Rossana


Exploration and Creation Musical Theatre | Theatre Horizon
Sats, Feb 3 – May 5, 2-4 pm

Gain confidence in dance, music, and acting with industry professionals. In this new 13 week class, students will learn about storytelling by rehearsing numbers from contemporary musicals and creating their own unique characters. This class will prepare students to shine in their school shows and other extracurricular activities. Tuition also includes a free ticket to our spring show, Peter and the Starcatcher, where students will get to see those skills in action, followed by a post-show discussion with professional artists.

Ages: 7-11
Cost: $275

Info & register

How to Raise an Adult Book Talk
Tues, Feb 13, 7 pm | SCH Cherokee Campus, Upper School Auditorium

Julie Lythcott-Haims’ book was the focus of a Miquon parent get-together last year. Miquon parents who heard her talk locally last year found her to be wise, empathetic, and funny.

Former Stanford Dean of Freshmen, the author will share insights from How to Raise an Adult: Break Free from the Overparenting Trap and Prepare your Kid for Success. Her book is said to be “a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.” Her presentation is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings–and of special value to parents of teens.

More info


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