Dear Stevenson Families, What a year it has been! A hearty thanks to you for your commitment to your children, to our School, and to our remarkable partnership that has remained a source of strength as we’ve navigated the challenges of the pandemic. As we step into summer and look forward to the fall, I write to provide some updates and share relevant information. Admissions As you may have heard, we have waitlists for more of our grade levels than has ever been the case before. While a great deal of the credit for our success is owed to Susan Rymzo’s efforts in the admissions office, these results also testify to our teachers’ expertise and hard work, our students’ resilience and joy, and your trust and enthusiasm. Families across Monterey County and beyond, observing what we’re working so hard to build together across all three divisions, are eager to [...]
The lower and middle division Summer Assignments Booklet is now available for download on student and guardian Pirate Pages and by clicking here.
On Wednesday, July 15, Molly Bozzo, head of the lower and middle division, shared her summer letter with parents: https://bit.ly/CCSummerLetter20. In the letter, Molly addresses administrative and teaching team changes, summer resources for parents, and professional development opportunities being provided to faculty this summer. There will be a follow-up communication regarding the Lower and Middle Divisions' daily schedules next week. If you are a parent and did not receive the letter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure future delivery of important School communications.
The lower and middle division optional Pirate Projects extension of summer assignments is in full swing and students have shared their joy in taking part. Pirate Projects are weekly tasks for hands-on discovery and out-of-the-box thinking provided throughout the summer. Parents can help their students get engaged with this initiative by reading the weekly challenges sent out each Monday and encouraging participation. So far, Pirate Projects have included activities ranging from making ice cream and lava lamps to reflecting together on how to foster the development of peace in both our local communities and the world. Weekly challenges are emailed on Mondays and posted on parent Pirate Pages along with instructions for how to share your pictures and videos of participation with your divisional dean!
Summer assignments packets were distributed on Friday, June 12 at the Carmel Campus and included information about an all-school read of the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. A digital version of the summer assignments packet, including live links and world language assignments, is available on parents' Pirate Pages.
Philip Koontz, Art Teacher Carmel Campus Love inspired by Keith Haring 1958–1990 Wood Sculpture with Paint Mr. Koontz sends his love to all our students and families and looks forward to our reunion in the fall.
In celebration of our students' artistic achievements, the fine arts department presented two video showcases on the evening of Tuesday, June 2. In the Art & Music Showcase, art teachers Sally Russell and Phil Koontz guide viewers through our annual Student Art Show in the Rosen Family Student Center followed by a presentation of student music created by Director of Music, Jim Paoletti. In the Dance Showcase, Director of Dance, Jahnna De La Rosa takes viewers us on a journey of movement across time and space in "The Show Must Go On." The fine arts showcases are available to watch anytime on the End of Year Celebrations web page.
Thank you to the students and families who participated in the At Home Family Olympics! Families earned points by accomplishing "missions" which included athletic feats, creative performances, and silly challenges. There were lots of smiles and plenty of joy as seen in this short video.
Mark your calendar for Friday, June 12 to drop off borrowed school items, including all tech devices, and pick up summer packets and yearbooks at the Carmel Campus. Arrival times are assigned by last name: A–J: 9:00–11:00 a.m. K–Z: 12:00–2:00 p.m. For the safety of our entire community, please limit the number of family members coming to campus. As much as we would all love to socialize, this is not a social event. We ask that all our community members observe social distance guidelines, wear masks at all times, and move through campus efficiently. Please park on or near campus and follow the designated pathway starting from the stairs at the north entrance to campus (above the dance room). The pathway and signage will lead you through campus to different stations to drop off school items and pick up student items. To avoid congestion, exit along the green path [...]
Step Up Night for parents of rising Kindergarten through Grade 5 students was held live via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13. The presentation included opening remarks from Molly Bozzo followed by grade-specific information for next year from the current grade-level teaching teams. Parents of rising K–5 students can find the video recording for their child's rising grade-level on their Pirate Page.