Walker's Weekly

October 27, 2017

Eliza Wetmore '18 cooks up a kale garbanzo bean salad with celebrity chef and cookbook author Bal Arneson, host of "Spice Goddess" (Cooking Channel and Food Network Canada). Bal was on campus Wednesday thanks to FLIK Independent School Dining.

Read Dr. Emma Mitchell's Family Weekend Chapel Address
Physics Teacher Dr. Emma Mitchell was the keynote speaker during Family Weekend Chapel on Saturday, October 21. Read more of her remarks to students and parents about challenging yourself, not being afraid to take risks and fail, and embracing lifelong learning.

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Middle School and Cobb Students View
Pre-Screening of "Wonder" 

On Thursday, October 26, our Middle School students joined students from The Cobb School, Montessori for a pre-screening of the new movie "Wonder" about a boy with facial deformities who transitions from being home-schooled to going to a private school. The movie reminds us that we should be kind to one another. Watch the trailer

Middle School Family Fun Night
Middle School families, please check your email for an invitation to Family Fun Night.

Walker's Alumna Sara Prager '04 Visits Campus
As part of WINGS (GSA) assembly on Wednesday, alumna Sarah Prager '04 visited campus to speak with students about her personal story of coming out, the challenges she's faced and the importance of acceptance. Sarah is the creator of the LGBTQ history mobile app, Quist, and author of Queer There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Upcoming College Visits
The following schools are visiting next week:

  • Monday, 10/30: Hampshire College, 8:15 a.m.
  • Monday, 10/30: American University, 11:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 11/2: College of Charleston, 11:10 a.m.
  • Thursday, 11/2: Trinity College Dublin, 1:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 11/3: Saint Joseph's University, 9:35 a.m.
Please note: all meetings are in the college counseling office.

EWSPA Book Club Next Thursday
Join us next Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Living Room for our Book Club. We will be discussing Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. 

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, October 29: Senior Sundaes at Debby's House (the Head's House),
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2: EWSPA Book Club (Living Room), 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 3: Middle School Family Fun Night, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4: SATs at Walker's (Math Classrooms)
  • Monday, November 6: Picture Retake Day
  • Tuesday, November 7: Proctor Training with Ms. Skelley 
  • Wednesday, November 8: EO Marshall Dance Concert (Ferguson Theater),
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 9: Admissions Open House, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11: Horizons Saturday Academy (Bell Library), 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Weekend Activities

Friday, October 27: Thirds Soccer vs. The Rectory School (Home), 4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, October 27: Haunted Movie in the Library, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 27: AOF Halloween Social and Costume Contest Party, 8:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 28: ACT at AOF, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28: Canterbury Halloween Costume Dance, 6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 28: Flamig Farm Haunted Hayride, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 29: Open Library, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 29: Area Drive - Walmart and Canton Shoppes, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Fax: (860) 408-4329
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230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

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