Walker's Weekly

March 24, 2017

Cover photo: Walker's in Italy! Students take in Italian culture and history during spring break. Read next week's issue for more spring break coverage and photos.

Bus Transportation Sign-up for Day Families
Thank you to all of the day student parents who participated in the recent transportation survey which helped us to assess the level of interest for a daily bus service to and from West Hartford. We are pleased to announce that we will offer daily bus transportation beginning April 3 through June 2, 2017 as a pilot program. This service is available for a fee of $400 per child or approximately $10 per day. Check your email for specific details of the program. Please direct any questions about the program to Brock Dunn, executive director of strategic initiatives, at bdunn@ethelwalker.org

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RSVP for Grandparents and Friends Day
Printed invitations to Grandparents and Friends
Day have been mailed. Please help us to be sure that grandparents and other special adults RSVP for this special event on Friday, April 7. View schedule and RSVP online here. Questions can be directed to Madeline Cadwell at mcadwell@ethelwalker.org or by phone at 860-408-4253.

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1st Annual Simsbury Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, April 1

Building on the Simsbury Public Library’s successful Innovation Fairs, the first Simsbury Mini Maker Faire event will be on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At the Library and adjacent grounds, Makers of all types will gather in Simsbury for a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness — a celebration of the Maker movement (simsbury.makerfaire.com). Admission is free, but registration is required.

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Naturalization Ceremony on April 13
Walker's will host a Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens in the Centennial Center gym on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Forty members of our community will become U.S. citizens during the ceremony. Families and board members, please click on the button below to RSVP if you would like to attend. Students, faculty and staff will be participating in the program and do not need to RSVP.


Coming Up in the Bell Library Art Gallery
The work of quilter Robin DeMuth Schofield will be on display April 1-20 in the Bell Library Art Gallery on campus. Robin presently teaches biology at Asnuntuck Community College. She also designs and creates fiber art which range from elaborate felted purses to art quilts and sculptures of found objects. Robin works primarily with cotton and silk fabrics to create her colorful wall hangings. The works on display in the Gallery are Robin’s own designs. The show is primarily a study of color combinations and designs that are a bit out of the ordinary. For more information, contact Grace Epstein at gepstein@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4261.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, March 27: Boarders Return 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28: Classes Resume - 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 30: D.E.A.R. Milk Lunch Special Schedule - Classes Start at 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2: Robotics Hartford Regional Competition
  • Saturday, April 1: Horizons Saturday Academy
  • Sunday, April 2: SAT Class (Classrooms 217, 219), 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4: Revisit Day, 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 7: Grandparents and Friends Day
  • Friday, April 7: Spring Concert (Chapel), 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 13: Naturalization Ceremony (Centennial Center Gym),
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Required event - Students must be in Vespers Dress

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230 Bushy Hill Road Simsbury, CT 06070

Phone: (860) 408-4467