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Aug
29
Mon
Middle School Camp @ Miracle Ranch
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day
Middle School Camp @ Miracle Ranch

Charles Wright’s teachers love to get their students out of the classroom and into the world around us. The entire Middle School community begins the year with two full days of camp so that by the first day of classes, everyone knows their peers and teachers and feels comfortable getting down to work.

Aug
31
Wed
First Day of Lower School Classes @ CWA
Aug 31 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
First Day of Lower School Classes @ CWA

It’s the first day of school! Welcome back to all of our Lower School Tarriers—we missed you over the summer! Classes start at 8:15 a.m. sharp.

First Day of Upper School Classes @ CWA
Aug 31 @ 8:15 am – 3:10 pm
First Day of Upper School Classes @ CWA

Welcome back, Tarriers! Today marks the first day of Upper School classes for the 2016-2017 academic year. Classes start at 8:15 a.m. sharp.

Sep
1
Thu
First Day of Middle School Classes @ CWA
Sep 1 @ 8:15 am – 3:10 pm
First Day of Middle School Classes @ CWA

It’s back-to-school time! Welcome back to our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Classes start at 8:15 a.m. sharp.

Sep
5
Mon
Labor Day @ CWA
Sep 5 all-day
Labor Day @ CWA

In honor of Labor Day, there will be no classes for students in grades junior kindergarten through 12. Campus will be closed.

Sep
16
Fri
CWA Family Concert Series Presents: The Not-Its! @ CWA
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CWA Family Concert Series Presents: The Not-Its! @ CWA

Grab your pink tutus, striped socks, and skinny ties—the Not-Its! are returning to Charles Wright for a rollickin’ good time! These Seattle-based kindie rockers will be delivering high-energy live jams from their latest album, Are you Listening?, in addition to previous releases including KidQuake! and Raise Your Hand. Last time they came to campus they packed the Lower School Commons with a huge crowd of wriggling, jumping, and dancing kids. (And parents, too!) Weather permitting, this time around we’ll be outside on the lawn between the Lower School and Middle School buildings. Come join us for a fantastically fun evening! Snacks and kids’ crafts will also be available. The CWA Family Concert Series is free and open to the public.

Sep
21
Wed
CHADD: September Pierce County Chapter Meeting @ CWA Lower School Commons
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

chadd, add, adhd, learning specialist

At tonight’s monthly CHADD meeting—the first of the 2016-2017 academic year—please join us to hear from Lori A. Sirs (Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical) of Sound Connections Counseling and Consulting to discuss back-to-school organization, homework skills, and time-management strategies. Spread the word to friends and colleagues who may benefit from this outstanding program.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national nonprofit organization providing education, advocacy, and support for individuals with ADHD. CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications, and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include Attention magazine and a free electronically mailed informational newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals, adults with ADHD, and parents.

Questions? Contact Mary Beth Cole, Charles Wright’s Lower School learning specialist, at 253-620-8823 or at mcole@charleswright.org.

Sep
23
Fri
Charlie’s Picnic @ CWA
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Charlie's Picnic @ CWA

Please join us for the annual all-school celebration formerly known as the Headmaster’s Picnic! This year’s festivities—including a visit from Spike the Tarrier, a carnival for Lower Schoolers hosted by the Middle School, and various athletic matches—will take place on Friday, September 23. We’ll publish more details here as the date approaches.

Sep
24
Sat
Sophomore Outdoor Ed Trips @ Various Locations
Sep 24 – Sep 29 all-day
Sophomore Outdoor Ed Trips @ Various Locations

It’s that time! Sophomores, Upper School faculty, and CWA staff will embark on the annual autumn tradition that is Outdoor Ed. During the 2016-2017 school year, the sophomore Outdoor Ed trips take place September 24-29.

Through a well-planned experiential outdoors program, the faculty aim to develop positive lifetime values and skills in our students. We want the students to gain an appreciation of themselves through the outdoors. It is also our intention that students will develop profound and rewarding relationships with classmates and faculty. We want to promote curiosity, observation, and understanding of natural systems, while encouraging an attitude of concern and informed awareness about the environment.