THE WORD ON 3RD


 

SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 9/11/22

AM DROP OFF CHANGES; BACK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST; MAKING CARING COMMON INFORMATION SESSION; FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT; SAVE THE DATE




 

AM DROP OFF CHANGES

Beginning tomorrow, Monday, September 12, June Street B will no longer be used. Instead, all grade 1-2 students will now enter in the morning through June Street A, the main entrance. Additionally, the safety valet for grade 1-2 families has been shifted north in front of the main entrance.


BACK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST

MAKING CARING COMMON INFORMATION SESSION

Join us on Tuesday, September 13, via Zoom, to learn more about Making Caring Common (MCC), a groundbreaking program out of Harvard's Graduate School of Education that 3rd Street will be piloting this year. Designed for students in grades K-12, MCC's vision is to enable children to learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves.


Dr. Richard Weissbourd, faculty director of MCC, will be our featured speaker. Richard is a psychologist and teaches at both the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the Harvard Kennedy School.


His current work focuses on children’s moral and ethical development, how parents can raise more caring children, and how adults can mentor teenagers and young adults to develop ethical and mature romantic relationships. He has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications and blogs, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, CNN, The New Republic, NPR, and Psychology Today. He has consulted to schools and organizations around the country and has advised on family policy and school reform at the city, state, and federal levels.


Weissbourd is the author of The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development (Houghton Mifflin 2009), which was named one of the top 24 books of 2009 by The New Yorker and of The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America’s Children and What We Can Do About It (Addison-Wesley, 1996), named as one of the top 10 education books of all time by the American School Board Journal. He is a founder of several interventions for at-risk children, including Project ASPIRE, ReadBoston, and WriteBoston, and is also a founder of the Lee Academy pilot school in Boston.


FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT


SAVE THE DATE

Monday, September 26 Unassigned Day - No School