SIG PRINCETON 2014
Parent Weekly Newsletter #2
From Leslie, Director
From Joanna and Kheshana, Academic Deans
Here we are already half way through SIG 2014! As we look around campus, we see wonderful learning experiences taking place. The campers are solving complex problems by constructing water filters, and flotation devices, discovering Fibonacci sequence in nature by touring Princeton’s Botanical Gardens, and even learning more ways to identify individuals via unique characteristics outside of just the fingerprint. Soon many of our campers will be performing dissections, dialoging with renowned astrophysicists, taking on the role of dieticians and even collaborating to create and perform unique pieces for the entire SIG family! Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to shape the young minds and hearts of your children. They are growing in leaps and bounds from the opportunity to interact with each other in the varied, stimulating, and challenging learning environments. They have already wow'ed their instructors with the level of enthusiasm and pleasant demeanor they exhibit during classes. We look forward to experiencing the final products of all their diligent work!
From Sean, Residential Dean
As we are now into week 2 of our three week camp, I can honestly say what a privilege it has been to get to know all of your kids. Everywhere we go, our camp has displayed incredible behavior when compared to the much smaller camps around us.
The kids have been well mannered to all campus staff, respectful of all Princeton property, and overall fantastic students. You can see friendships developing every night during quad time and rec hour. Groups of students break out into impromptu musical groups singing songs while others strum away on a guitar. Other groups of students form their own groups, studying, playing board games, throwing a football around or going to play their daily game of soccer.
So far, residential life has been smooth with kids acting like independent college students, getting used to laundry, roommates and shared bathrooms. Lights out has been smooth with students getting used to the idea of getting enough sleep to handle their academic day.
From Wade, Student Activities
On Saturday, our students enjoyed an insightful few hours at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Afterwards, the Cherry Hill Mall was bombarded with 300 teens all ready to spend a little cash. Sunday was a little less structured with students being able to sleep in a little later and hang out in the quad. After lunch, we went on a "Princeton Tiger" photo scavenger hunt that produced some really great pictures. After the jaunt around campus, the students were rewarded with a Rita's Ice party back in the quad.
This week, our activities include the very fun and competitive Minute to Win It activity, our weekly Nassau Street excursion, the fancy Casino night, and the trip everyone looks forward to...SIX FLAGS!
VERY IMPORTANT DATES
Academic Showcase - Thursday, August 14th at 7:30pm in McCosh 50
Final Program - FRIDAY, August 15th at 4:45 in McCosh 50
*please note: the date and time of the final program is a change from previous years.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ALL EVENTS!!!