Walker's Weekly

October 19, 2018

On Saturday, October 13, Walker's hosted 12 field hockey teams for its Play4theCure Play Day, an annual event to raise money for breast cancer research. Walker's has raised nearly $8,000 of its $10,000 goal. To make a donation or to enter for a chance to win a $10,000 ski trip to Argentina, visit our field hockey pageRead More and View Photos

Last Chance to RSVP for Family Weekend
Family Weekend is next Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. Please visit www.ethelwalker.org/familyweekend to RSVP, view the weekend schedule, hotel information, and parent-teacher conference instructions*. Attend classes with your daughter, meet her teachers, cheer for our athletic teams at our tailgate, and enjoy a Parents Association reception. We hope to see you next week!

*Note: Registration for parent-teacher conferences closes on October 24 at 7:00 p.m. EST.


Middle School Opens Create Space
In the spring of 2018, a need was identified in the Middle School for the girls to have a dedicated space to explore their own interests outside of the classroom as well as work on school projects. The goal was to create a space in the Middle School to encourage and support a make, create and build culture while also fostering collaboration and communication amongst peers. With some planning and vision, office space was redesigned and outfitted with open work surfaces and stocked with a myriad of raw materials ranging from circuits to looms.

RSVP for An Evening of Poetry with Natalie Diaz on Friday, November 2
During the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, students in The Ethel Walker School Visiting Writer Seminar are studying the works of award-winning Native American poet and 2018 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow Natalie Diaz. Please join us on the evening of Friday, November 2 for a reception and reading open to interested adults (21+).


From the College Counseling Office
Family Weekend: We still have some appointment times available to meet with the parents of seniors during Family Weekend. Please contact Laila Samy at +1-860-408-4216 to schedule a time.
University of Hartford: Seniors may apply to take a class at University of Hartford during the second semester. Students pay a registration and technology fee of approximately $150, but the course fee is waived. Students must have an A/B average and a minimum of 500 on each section of the SAT in order to apply, and must provide their own transportation. Deadline to apply is November 2. Students should see the College Counseling Office for applications.

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Athletes of the Week
Rori Arnold '22 and Reagan Kerecz '20 were named athletes of the week for outstanding sportsmanship. Read more for comments from their coaches:

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Walker's Appoints New Varsity Volleyball Coach
The Walker's athletics program is excited to announce the arrival of Tamara DeBerry as the school's head varsity volleyball coach. Coach DeBerry comes to Walker's with an extensive background in volleyball including playing at Elmhurst College where she was captain in her senior season. She continued to stay active in the sport by coaching in various programs, most recently in the Trumbull, CT school district for the past eight years.

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From The Ethel Walker School Parents Association
Family Weekend: Check your email for a Punchbowl invitation for the EWSPA Parent Reception during Family Weekend, Friday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Note that this time has changed from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will also be a meet and greet with Head of School Meera Viswanathan and the EWSPA on Saturday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Book Club: The first Book Club of the year will meet in December! Details to follow.

Spread the Word: Information Session on November 8
Your word of mouth recommendations are one of our most powerful sources of referrals for future Walker's girls. Please help us spread the word about our upcoming evening Information Session on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visit www.ethelwalker.org/infosession to register.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, October 20: Horizons Saturday Academy, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 25: Writing Workshop - Required for Seniors (Constance Lavino Bell Library), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. See email from Dr. Suzanne Piela for more details.
  • Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27: Family Weekend
  • Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30: No School - Long Weekend
  • Tuesday, October 30: Boarders Return 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 31: Classes Resume
  • Friday, November 2An Evening of Poetry with Natalie Diaz, 6:00 p.m. Reception (Living Room), 7:00 p.m. Reading and Conversation
  • Thursday, November 8: Admission Information Session, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Weekend Activities 
Friday, October 19: Old Girl Show - Required for Upper School (Ferguson Theater), 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20: Horizons Saturday Academy (Off Campus), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20: Horizons Saturday Academy (On Campus), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 20: Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center, 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 20: El Huracan at Yale University, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21: Ultimate Frisbee with Mr. Schwoerke, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21: Area Drive, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21: The Hate You Give Movie, 1:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m.

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Phone: (860) 408-4467
Fax: (860) 408-4329

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The Ethel Walker School
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

(860) 408-4467