Welcome to Primer

March 28, 2015

Welcome to Primer

I am delighted to welcome you to Primer. This journey will create the most magical bonds between both students and parents. As you go on this adventure please feel free to contact me with any questions or wonderings you may have about Primer. Current and previous Primer parents are also wonderful resources as well. Get ready, you will simply be amazed at the surprises that await you in Primer.
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Primer to Primer field trip

April 16 the current Primer class and the incoming Primer class will head to the Trinity River Audubon Center.


On April 16 plan on students being outside most of the day. They will need long pants and closed toed shoes (tennis shoes). Hats and sunglasses are optional. Please apply sunscreen and insect repellant to your child prior to coming to school. Lunch will be provided but please send your child with a reusable water bottle to carry on the trip.


This is an outdoor educational field trip that correlates to the Primer objectives. Even if it is raining we will still go on the trip and participate in an alternative indoor program. Students will depart campus at 9:00 and return by 2:00.


Below you will find a consent form that will need to be printed off, signed and returned prior to our departure date. Return the signed form to your child's current teacher. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Here is the program description.


"Audubon Eco-Investigations are four-hour expedition field trips, led by Audubon education staff, providing inquiry-based, hands-on nature education in an immersed setting. Program activities include guided hikes, pond study, and exhibit hall exploration. All activities relate to local ecology and habitat study and are standards based. Students engage in scientific observation, nature study, and critical thinking. Each Eco-Investigation is supplemented with pre- and post-activities to strengthen learning and extend lessons into the classroom and home."

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Primer parent coffee

Please save the date for a Primer parent coffee on April 10 at 8:15 in the theater. Bring any questions you have about Primer as you will hear from our Lower School Psychologist, Dr. Cara Holmes; our Student Support Services Director, Dr. Hilary Hodgson; and our Interim Head of Lower School, Chelle Wabrek.