2016 Annual Art Show and Silent Auction


“Allowing Them to Grow and Thrive”
-Lynn Hess, Director

Earlier this week, I sent an email to our current families about The School of Grace Annual Art Show and Silent Auction. Soon after, I received this response from one of our parents:

“Thanks to you and the staff for all the hard work you have done and will do this week to make the Art Show a success.  It is one of my favorite events.  I vividly remember touring SoG with my oldest daughter when you were preparing for that year’s art show.  I left thinking, “I want my child to be part of this.”  I had not felt that way about any facility I had previously toured.  It was evident that this was about children and allowing them to grow and thrive in the most developmentally appropriate way possible.  Most facilities and programs I visited touted having Smartboards in their classrooms or teaching the entire Kinder curriculum to their students in the pre-k 4/5 year old class.  Those things did not impress me, either as a parent or an educator.  SoG did and I know I have given my girls the best possible start by sending them to you!  I can’t wait for May 1st when I can celebrate with my children.  They love sharing their work and the pride and excitement they feel is so evident.  A thousand thanks for the extra hours you all spend putting it all together.  It is very appreciated.  -Ann G.”

On Sunday, we will gather as a preschool family to celebrate children. Come join us at 12:15 for the reception. I am certain that you will see children who have been allowed to grow and thrive, whose creative ideas are encouraged and who are proud to share their work.

Lynn Hess, Director

Making Friends

By Erin S., parent and Board member

When preschool students really start establishing friendships it is such a magical journey to be apart of.  One of my favorite aspects of having a child at The School of Grace is watching my daughter’s friendships blossom and grow.  Being a part of a parent participatory school has allowed me to get to know the special kids my daughter talks about.  When she comes home and talks about a certain friend I feel like I already know that friend.   It gives me the chance to be involved in conversations and laugh along with the stories.  I feel like all the kids from school have a special place in my heart just as much as they do hers!  The days I get to spend with my daughter in the classroom cannot be replaced and are a truly unique, bonding experience.


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