The Walden Weekly

School News You Can Use - Jan. 20, 2023

Dear Walden Families,

We had a great week at Walden School as we hosted our annual Spelling Bee competition. Students from 4th and 5th grade classrooms participated in this exciting scholastic event! The tension in the room was felt by all as only a few spellers remained. As much as the excitement filled the air at Walden, so did support and comfort from our student audience members to our spellers. Students cheered for their peers and hugged students as they returned to their seats. It was wonderful to see our students caring for one another and showing such tremendous compassion. It was very heartwarming. Congrats to our school champion, Joanna Sloth. We wish you all the best of luck at the regional spelling bee! We also want to congratulate Autumn Evans as our runner up! Excellent job to all of our spellers! Also, thank you to Mrs. Gordon who coordinated and organized this special event.


Have a great weekend and we'll see you Monday!


-Stephanie Strenger

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Social-Emotional Learning Student Survey

Building students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is important at Walden School. As a part of the learning process, we ask our students to reflect on skills related to their own SEL and the school environment using a Panorama student survey. This survey will be administered between January 30th and February 10th. Per policy, if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey, please contact me no later than Monday, January 30th at 8am.

Our Upcoming Monthly Theme Days!

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Kindergarten Registration For 2023-2024 is Now Open! (2nd Posting)

Have an incoming kindergartener (or know someone who does?) The registration process for the upcoming school year is now open and the earlier we know who is coming, the better we can plan! Just go to www.dps109.org/kindy to learn how to begin the process. Please reach out to our registrar, Rosa Castillo (rcastillo@dps109.org) with any questions.

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Photos From The Week

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
  • Thursday, January 26 - 1st Grade Music Show
  • Wednesday, February 8 - Bingo Night
  • Wednesday, February 15 - 4th Grade Music Show
  • Monday, February 20 - Presidents Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, February 21 - Teacher Institute Day (No School)
  • Monday, March 6 - Pulaski Day (No School)
  • Wednesday, March 22 - 2nd Grade Music Show
  • March 27-March 31 - Spring Break (No School)

Have a great weekend!