Friday Flash October 31, 2014

We too must endure and persevere in the inquiry, and then courage will not laugh at our faintheartedness in searching for courage; which after all may, very likely, be endurance.
-Socrates

It’s the last day of October, and we had fun today at school with costumes. We’d like to commend the staff and students who were able to dress up but stayed within our community standards and kept their focus on their work. Please be safe while trick-or-treating or celebrating this weekend.

Thanks to everyone who had a part in our successful open house last weekend. Check the pictures in the Flash.

Congratulations to Ms. Vazquez and the dance club, and Mrs. Cordio and the chorus for entertaining their audience so well at last night’s Scream Fest. Everyone had fun doing activities in the lobby until it was time for the performance. Thanks to the students and adults who helped make this a very enjoyable evening.

November is just about here, which means the snow may be coming soon…at least there are some who HOPE so. See the Flash for details on signing up for the Ski and Snowboard Club, or for purchasing your Wachusett Mountain Century Pass through the school. Other clubs are starting up and planning activities, so watch the Flash every week for announcements.

Planning ahead-There is no school for students on Monday, November 10 or Tuesday, November 11.

Lots more in the Flash-please go over it with your student so they don’t miss out on any opportunities! Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you in November.

Friday Flash October 24, 2014

Spirit Week, Crazy Hair Day

Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s what scientists do every day.
-Neil deGrasse Tyson

We can’t tell you how excited we are to be inviting our families and community in to see our beautiful home tomorrow! We hope you are all planning to come, and bringing YOUR friends and families to show them where-and what- your children are learning. There will be refreshments, tours, information, and a number of dignitaries and special guests coming to visit, and to help us cut the ribbon. Check the front of the Flash for your invitation, and be sure to take note of where you can park.

The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived! It will open in the library after the ribbon-cutting tomorrow, and will be open all next week in the lobby. Welcome home to reading!

Screamfest is next Thursday night, it’s going to be a lot of fun, and there will be some great performances for you to enjoy-all for free! See the Flash for details.

Please go over the Flash with your student-it’s our best way to communicate all the opportunities available for your Sizer student.

Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Monday!

Friday Flash October 17, 2014

Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That's a consequence of exploration.
-Neil deGrasse Tyson

We are very excited to invite you to our Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony a week from tomorrow! Please see the front of the Flash for a message from Executive Director Davolos, inviting you to the event.

But before that…Tuesday night is the first Movie Night of the year, sponsored by the tenth grade team to make sure every sophomore has the means to participate in the annual New York City trip in the spring. The movie will be “Hocus Pocus”, and there will be refreshments for sale also. As always…more details in the Flash!

There is a brand new opportunity for Division I students to join an after-school chorus with Mrs. Cordio. If you’ve attended any of our chorus performances in the last year, you’re aware of the amazing performance and musical growth our students achieve under her instruction. The after-school chorus is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of this, even if the chorus class does not fit into your student’s schedule. Details in Flash, or Mrs. Cordio would be happy to hear from you with questions.

It’s Sizer School Spirit Week next week-please encourage your student to participate.
Do remember: All outfits must be in compliance with the Student handbook dress code.

There is much more in the Flash; please go over it with your student to make sure they are aware of all the opportunities available to them. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you on Monday.

Wednesday-half-day for students, dismissal at noon.

Friday Flash October 10, 2014

Nancy Sizer at Div. III lunch
Nancy Sizer with Mrs. Cordio's advisory

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
-Henry David Thoreau

We were very honored to host Nancy Sizer at school this week, as she visited our school in its brand new home. Please read the article from Executive Director Stephanie Davolos for a report on the visit.

Tonight is the first Open Mic Night of the year, sponsored by the PTO. It is FREE, but it would be great if you could bring a refreshment to share; otherwise just bring your best audience-self, and enjoy the performances from our students, staff, and families. Show starts at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria and will be over by eight. Students, please remember that all school rules apply while you are at the performance. We just added Mr. Duncan Devlin to the bill for tonight…

We just heard that the tenth grade is hosting a movie night on October 21st, with a great Halloween favorite being shown. See the Flash for details.

There are only a few weeks left in the fall sports season; check the Athletics Page for a schedule of games, and come support the White Tigers. You can also read about our fall captains who attended the MIAA Leadership Conference this week.

We will hold our Summer Stories Celebration this coming Wednesday, please check in with your student to see if they feel prepared for our community discussions during advisory.

Monday is a school holiday, so have a great weekend, and we’ll see you on TUESDAY.

Friday Flash October 3, 2014

Being independent is being able to realize within yourself when you need support, and taking the appropriate steps to gain what you need; being independent does not mean that you have to do it all by yourself.
-Mackenzie Gillespie-Slovin

Congratulations to our becoming-independent seniors for completing the first task of Senior Project: submitting a formal proposal for their project. We’ll check in on their progress during the school year, and learn about this capstone project.

Several events are coming up this week to pay attention to:
• Saturday Oct. 4 (tomorrow!) math SAT practice for seniors only 9-12 at school.
• Tuesday October 7 Special Education Basic Rights Workshop 6 pm at school
• Wednesday October 8 Senior Financial Aid Night-6 pm recommended for seniors and families, juniors welcome also
• Friday October 10 First, free Open Mic night of the year from 6-about 8
Details on these events can be found in the Flash.

You will also find info on:
• Bus Passes needed starting Tuesday
• Lunar eclipse next week!
• Crocktoberfest on October 21st
• Baking Club
• Play4theCure
• PSATs are coming
• Class news
• Fall sports schedule
• New notes from the nurse
• Profiles of new teachers and teachers in new positions

Please check through the Flash with your student to make sure they are aware of all the happenings and opportunities in and around our Sizer School community. Have a great October weekend, and we’ll see you all on Monday.

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