Walker's Weekly

October 13, 2017

Emma B. '21 and Teddi P. '21 test out the laws of physics in Ms. Harrington's freshwoman physics class this week.

Read Ms. Vis' Travel Notes from Jordan
Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan ("Ms. Vis") is currently in Jordan with Dr. Widmer ("Mr. Vis"), visiting schools and celebrating the 10th anniversary of King's Academy. Dr. Widmer served as the school's first headmaster and Ms. Vis the school's principal architect of the curriculum and dean of faculty. Read Ms. Vis' Travel Notes online:

Read Mis Vis' Travel Notes

Walker's to Celebrate 100 Years in Simsbury
On Saturday, The Ethel Walker School is celebrating 100 years on our Simsbury campus! From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Walker's community and local residents will enjoy craft tents, fall food, drumming and dance, an IEA horse show, Play4theCure Play Day, and an historical photo exhibit. All are welcome!

Last Chance to RSVP for Family Weekend
Family Weekend is next Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. Please visit www.ethelwalker.org/familyweekend to RSVP, view the weekend schedule, hotel information, and parent teacher conference instructions. Hope to see you next week!

Host Families Needed!
We still need a few families to host international students over Family Weekend and Thanksgiving! If you have questions or would like to host, please contact Dean of Students Lauren Raia Mooney at lmooney@ethelwalker.org

From the College Counseling Office
PSAT: Sophomores and juniors took the PSAT on Wednesday. Scores will be returned to us in mid-December at which point we will meet with the girls to explain results.

Family Weekend: We still have individual appointments available on Friday and Saturday for parents of seniors. Please call Julie Infurna at +1-860-408-4216 to schedule.

Parents of younger students are encouraged to stop by our office between 11:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday to pick up information about upcoming college-related programs and standardized test preparation. Parents of students in all grades are encouraged to attend the Financing Higher Education presentation from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the library on Friday.

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Class Rings Available for Purchase
Balfour Class Ring representatives will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20 during Family Weekend if you wish to order an Ethel Walker School class ring for your daughter.

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2018 NCGS Leadership Retreat
Registration is open for the 2018 National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) Leadership Retreat in the Grand Canyon. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls to hone their leadership skills while working with NCGS students from across the country. Click the button below for more details about the adventure:

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Book Club, Parent Reception and More

  • Book Club: Mark your calendars for the next EWSPA Book Club on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Living Room. We will discuss Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.
  • EWSPA Reception: Please check your email for an invitation to the Parent Reception on at 5:30 p.m.on Friday, October 20 during Family Weekend
  • Order Treats from Fitzgerald's: Parents near and far have the opportunity to order and provide goodies for special sporting events, class parties, birthdays, and other activities through Fitzgerald's, a locally-owned grocery store. Read More

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, October 14: 100 Years in Simsbury Celebration, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14: Play4the Cure Play Day - Proceeds to benefit breast cancer research
  • Saturday, October 14: IEA Horse Show at Walker's, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14Basketball Clinic (Centennial Center), 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 15Basketball Clinic (Centennial Center), 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 15: Community Dinner in Faculty Homes - Required for Boarders
  • October 20-21: Family Weekend
  • Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24: No School - Long Fall Weekend
  • Tuesday, October 24: Boarders Return, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25: Classes Resume

Weekend Activities
Saturday, October 14: Play for the Cure,
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: 100 Years in Simsbury Celebration, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: IEA Horse Show at Walker's, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: Thirds Volleyball vs. Choate (Home), 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: Varsity Volleyball vs. Canterbury School (Home), 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: Laser Tag,
7:45 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 14: Westover Event (Admission fee is $5) - 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 15: Open Library,
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15: Community Dinner,
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15: Area Drive (Simsbury Commons & Canton Shoppes),
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15: Disney Movie in the Soc, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Schedule Update

Check your email from October 11 for a letter from Associate Head of School Amy Wheeler about the first month with our new schedule.

Contact Us

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