Saturday, January 23, 2016 the St. Barnabas Crusaders will be out in full force at the 5th annual ME STRONG 5k. Our school participates in many community events, but the significance of this event and where it all began is at the very heart of St. Barnabas Episcopal School.
The founders of ME STRONG: Kim Martin, Kathy Guyer, Kim Winters, Linda Ryan, and Barbara Underhill all met over 10 years ago while working together as faculty members and volunteers at SBES. The positive learning environment that we strive to provide by encouraging spiritual, intellectual, moral and emotional development applies to our students, but also to the development of our entire St. Barnabas Community. Through a variety of different school projects and school social events these five women formed a special friendship that would lead to something that neither of them ever knew was in their future. " For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord," Jeremiah 29:11
If you are considering sending your child to a private school, you'll naturally want to do your research to make sure that you find the right learning environment.
Of course, the best way to get a good feel for a school is to physically tour it. Not only will this give you a better idea of the learning environment, but you'll also be able to get your questions answered by the school's staff.
During your next private school tour, here are 6 things that you'll want to be sure to look for:
1. Does the school offer options for private early childhood private education?
The younger your child is when he or she begins a private school education, the better. The early years of your child's schooling are so critical as they help to establish a solid foundation for future learning.
We recently shared with you some valuable parenting tips for parenting in the age of digital devices, and one of our recommended suggestions was to establish limits for digital devices and encourage playtime without digital devices as well.
Allowing your child to have adequate playtime on a daily basis will greatly benefit his social, emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being. Playtime, especially in early childhood, is an opportunity for your child to use creativity as well as to learn how to cooperate, overcome challenges, and negotiate with others.
As a parent, being an active participant in playtime gives you a chance to fully engage and bond with your child. It also allows you to see the world from your child's perspective.
Part of our school song that we sing each Friday is “to know the world around us and places far away.” During recent months students at St. Barnabas have been doing just that: getting to know a place nearly 3,000 miles away! This place is Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where our sister school St. Mary’s Episcopal School is located.
Father Comforted, Mr. Garcia and SBES eighth grader AJ Daniels, among others from St. Barnabas Church visited the Central American country of Honduras on a mission trip. In anticipation for the trip, second grade students worked on the Flat Stanley project in Spanish class. First they found Honduras on the map and then they read the story Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.