Walker's Weekly

September 22, 2017

The Middle School Garden Club harvested pumpkins and apples this week from the School's garden with faculty advisor Chris Semk.

Admissions Open House - Monday, October 9
Help us spread the word about Walker's by sharing information on our upcoming open house. This three-hour program includes a student-guided campus tour, an opportunity to learn about our curriculum, and numerous ways to meet and interact with students, faculty and staff. The program begins at 8:45 a.m. and concludes at 11:45 a.m. Interested families can visit www.ethelwalker.org/openhouse to register.

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Photos from Riding Chapel
On Wednesday, our equestrian team presented its annual riding chapel to students, faculty and staff. Seniors Hope Cushman '18 and Laurel Gaddis '18 gave a riding demonstration in the indoor ring while Becky Morris '19 and Grace Romanik '18 provided commentary and answered questions from the audience. Afterward, students and faculty had a chance to groom, pet and feed the horses.

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Vie for the Kids Returns to Walker's October 1
Be a Cure Crusader! The 6K Vie for the Kids event returns to Walker's on Sunday, October 1 to help raise funds to support cancer trials, treatment and research for kids at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Last year, Walker's own Mary McNally '17 placed first in the women's division. This year, join our cross country team in the race while supporting a great cause. For more details and to register, please click the button below.


RSVP for Family Weekend
Family Weekend will be held Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017. Please come and attend classes with your daughter, meet her teachers, cheer for our athletic teams and enjoy a Parents Association reception. For more information including the schedule and RSVP link, visit www.ethelwalker.org/familyweekend.

Please watch your email for a separate invitation to The Ethel Walker School Parents Association (EWSPA) reception on Friday afternoon.

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Free 'Screenagers' Movie Screening and Discussion October 18
Jewish Family Service's Tara’s Closet and the Mandell JCC’s Family Room present Screenagers to the greater Hartford community on Wednesday, October 18 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend this free screening and discussion along with their children. A mental health professional from Jewish Family Services will discuss the movie and offer advice to parents. We will also hear testimonials from teenagers on how they deal with social media. Panel discussion following the film will be moderated by Dennis House, Channel 3 Eyewitness News Anchor and Face the State moderator. Thank you to Jen Bucari P'20 for passing along this opportunity!

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College Visits - Week of September 25, 2017
Monday, September 25

  • Muhlenberg College, 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday, September 26
  • Bennington, 2:40 p.m.
  • Hofstra University, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, September 27
  • Boston University, 10:45 a.m.
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, 8:15 a.m.
Thursday, September 28
  • The University of Scranton, 11:25 a.m.
  • Williams College, 10:35 a.m.
Friday, September 29
  • Westmont College, 8:15 a.m.

EWSPA Book Club November 1
Mark your calendars for the next Ethel Walker School Parents Association (EWSPA) Book Club on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Living Room. We will discuss Bad Feminist by Roxane Gayn. Hope to see you there!

NEW Online Shopping
Go online shopping for Walker's clothing, gear and more!
  • Diddle's Depot offers a different variety of branded clothing including small gift items and other merchandise with the Walker's name.
  • Tommy Hilfiger offers clothing that is within the guidelines of our daily dress code and vespers dress.
  • Stadium Systems offers Under Armour items that can be printed with your student's preferred team or activity in addition to fan gear that includes the Walker's name. Please disregard the December 31st deadline at the top of the page; orders can be placed throughout the school year.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, September 28: Middle School Back to School Night (Middle School), 
    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 29: Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown
  • Saturday, September 30: IEA Horse Show at Walker's, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 1: Vie for the Kids Run
  • Friday, October 6: Pep Rally - Required/All (Turf Fields), 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7: SATs at Walker's (Math classrooms)
  • Saturday, October 7Horizons Saturday Academy, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 9Admissions Open House, 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11: PSATs - Required/9th & 10th Grade, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, October 13: Old Girl Show - Required/Upper School (Ferguson Theater),
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14: 100 Years in Simsbury Celebration, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14: Play 4 the Cure - Proceeds to benefit breast cancer research
  • Saturday, October 14: IEA Horse Show at Walker's, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • October 20-21: Family Weekend

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Weekend Activities
Friday, September 22: AOF Hawaiian Luau and Patio Party, 7:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23: 9th/10th Grade Dance at Walker's, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Cost is $3
Saturday, September 23: Salisbury School Dance at the Boathouse, 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Cost is $3.
Saturday, September 23: Support art teacher Corina Alvarez-Delugo at the 'Intersections' artists' reception at Connecticut College's Cummings Art Center,  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24: Special Olympics Flag Football, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 24: Area Drive (Canton Shoppes and Walmart), 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24: Six Flags, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $40 per ticket.

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230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

(860) 408-4467