Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fall meetings to learn about Henry School

Wednesday, September 26
Monday, October 15
Monday, November 5
Wednesday, December 12
all meetings are 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Email to R.S.V.P. or for more information.

Looking into school options for your child(ren)? Thinking about Henry, but want to know what it's really like? Unanswered concerns or questions? Join current Henry parents to learn about life in and around the school. Come with questions, or just to listen. We've been hosting these meetings, monthly-ish during the school year, for five years. The meetings are a safe environment to ask questions, express concerns, share observations, and get to know people exploring the same issues as you.

Meetings are at the home of Kevin and Nancy Peter, 526 Arbutus Street.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A former C.W. Henry kid here, who reads your blog from time to time. I thought you might find it interesting that we had Socialized Recess when I was at the school (I graduated in 1995) for what only seemed like a few months, to me. It didn't go over well that time. As a kid, I attributed this to the fact that even as kids, the idea of "being watched" and having to choose which part of the "yard" we'd go to at lunch fairly early in the day was not fun. It also helped start several cliques of girls (I know boys don't always have that problem). Furthermore, the teachers/counselors would stand guard with their arms folded across their chests and looking very much like some sort of security guard, the concept of which was not a fun one (we were too young to have read Michel Foucault yet, but years later his innovative prison systems reminded me of the socialized recess program). It felt very controlled. We didn't like it. I'd be interested to find out how it goes over this time (esp. from a kid's perspective).

-Melody C.W. Henry class of '95