Posted by on Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Ciao La Scuola Family,
I know this is not the day that I normally speak to you, but I couldn’t wait until Thursday to express the heartbreak and the sadness that we have all been feeling because of the senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
I just want you all to know that we have been talking about it. We have been crying about it. We believe that it’s not just heartbreaking but completely unacceptable.
Know that at La Scuola, we continue to do the necessary work to make sure our... Read More
Posted by on Friday, May 29, 2020
Ciao La Scuola,
I am very excited today to be talking to you from our Mission Campus. It is so wonderful to be back. It definitely is not the same without the students but it has been truly special to be spending my workday here today.
I want to start with something very happy and positive. We did receive news from the IB Team that we also got our authorization for our PYP - Primary Years Program - so we are now officially a continuum school PreK through Grade 8 accredited by IB. So that is... Read More
Posted by on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Anna of Grade 1 performs Ode to Joy with the help of her father. Bravissimo, Anna!
Posted by on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Buongiorno La Scuola,
I am going to start with some good news today.
As you may know, we had a visit from the MYP-IB visiting team last week and we received the good news this morning, much sooner than anticipated, that we are an authorized MYP school! We are now the first PYP-MYP school in San Francisco.
I am very grateful to our middle school team that worked extremely hard to make this happen and to our Middle School Director, Doug Lowney, who drove this process for the last three... Read More
Posted by on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Our First Grade Verdi collaborated with La Scuola "Antonio Raimondi" of Lima, Peru, to create this amazing book to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gianni Rodari and his life as a teacher, writer, journalist, and author of hundreds of fables, nursery rhymes and songs for children and adults.
Teachers Elena Bianchi and Eleonora Stroud used the Collaboration unit to share Italian culture between the two schools. The project - called Il Libro delle Favole Oltreoceano or The Book of Stories from... Read More
Posted by on Saturday, May 16, 2020
Posted by on Friday, May 15, 2020
Saba Mazzola is using her creativity to spread joy to other kids through her love of art.
The 6-year-old Kindergarten Arancioni student is creating custom art designs to raise money to purchase art supplies for other children.
"In my art class, we learn how to draw and then my mom told me that there are kids who want to do the class but they don't have art materials to do the class so I had the idea to help,” Saba said. “My mom told me she would get my drawing printed and we made postcards... Read More
Posted by on Thursday, May 14, 2020
Ciao La Scuola Community,
I hope this finds you well. I want to share some news for the week with you.
I would like to start by telling you that we continue to be in conversations with schools around the world and our COVID 19 task force continues to meet so that we can make plans for our reopening next year. While we don’t have all the answers now, know that we are drafting plans and as soon as we have more information from government officials, we will be sharing that with you. Know that... Read More
Posted by on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Using just six notes, recently Maestro Carlo Dean worked with kindergartners to compose their own songs at home and then have them performed by their parents and siblings.
Posted by on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Our incredible educators - Elisa B., Nora B., Alice M., Federica L., Valentina I. and Chiara F. - virtually hosted more than 800 teachers from Italy to share online learning experiences from teaching kids up to six years old. They are doing amazing work in our community and still finding ways to support fellow educators around the world! Grazie Mille Percorsi formativi 0-6.
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