Walker's Weekly

March 23, 2018

Walker's students and chaperones traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with The Mariposa DR Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering girls to create sustainable solutions to end generational poverty. Stay tuned for more photos, and read the students' blog entries at www.ethelwalker.org/mariposablog

Students Give Back During Spring Break 2018
Several Walker’s students volunteered their time over spring break, participating in a service trip to Texas for Habitat for Humanity. A group of 10 students traveled with Assistant Athletic Director Mimi Duran P'18 and Director of External Affairs Michelle Helmin P'19 to Bryan/College Station, Texas, working with the local chapter of Habitat. The group painted, caulked, insulated and sodded to help build houses for low-income residents of Bryan and College Station. When they weren't hard at work, the group enjoyed down time in the community, visiting Texas A&M University, exploring a Houston rodeo, and attending a Texas A&M softball game against UConn. 

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RSVP for Grandparent's and Friend's Day
Please help us to be sure that grandparents and other special adults RSVP for this special event on Friday, April 13. View the schedule and RSVP online here. If you have questions or need to update your household address, please contact Madeline Cadwell at mcadwell@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4253.

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Equestrian Update from Wellington
Walker's equestrians have been training and competing in the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Recent results are as follows:

  • Teddi Pritzker '21 was champion in the Junior Hunter division on her horse, Willow
  • Gigi Moynihan '21 won a Junior Hunter class and was 2nd in the ASPCA Maclay
  • Ava Strohmeyer '21 placed 4th in the 12-14 Equitation Over Fences class on Walker's horse, Cartoon
  • Lydia Rifkind '19 placed 7th in the Children's Hunter Older class
  • Liv Markwood '20 placed 8th in the Low Children's Jumper Classic

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Attention 6th-9th Grade Girls: Explore STEM at Tech Savvy Conference This Saturday
There is still time to register for the 5th Annual Tech Savvy Conference, held Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Trinity College in Hartford. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Tech Savvy is for 6th to 9th grade girls who want to learn about careers in science, technology, math and engineering. It's also for parents and educators who want to encourage girls to realize their potential in these fields. Register today!

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, March 26: Boarders Return 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 27: Classes Resume
  • Thursday, March 29: EWSPA Book Club - Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Living Room),
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend
  • Friday, March 30: Catherine Elliott Artist Reception (Letitia McClure Potter '55, P'85 Gallery), 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 3: Admitted Student Revisit Day
  • Friday, April 13: Grandparent's and Friend's Day

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Phone: (860) 408-4467
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The Ethel Walker School
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

(860) 408-4467