Dear Hunnewell,

It was great to be back for a full week and what a difference a week makes. Who would have thought we would wake up to almost no snow after last weekends frigid temperatures?

This week Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect and researcher of the affects of technology on families, visited our fifth graders and presented to parents on Wednesday night. Her resounding message is that we need to remember to set our phones and devices down for parts of our day, so that we can engage in authentic, face-to-face conversations with each other. Technology is here to stay, and we need to make sure that we are managing it, and it is not running our lives. 

I also want to encourage you to attend the presentation by Ken Kay, founder of Ed Leader 21, on 21st century learning on January 22nd. Please see the attached flyer. As district leaders continually reflect on the skills and competencies we want our students to develop, Ken Kay has been hired to support our work. He will be working with a cohort of parents, administrators, teachers, and students to develop our profile of a graduate. If you are interested in participating in this work, you can explore the following link to learn more and apply if interested.

https://wellesleyps.org/blog/2018/01/03/task-force-for-defining-wellesleys-profile-of-a-graduate/#more-3259

Ken Kay flyer 

As we head into this weekend honoring the life of Martin Luther King, let’s take time to remember his commitment to racial equality. Stay tuned for more information on how our Hunnewell community will continue our commitment to our C.A.R.E. values and ONE HUNNEWELL/ ONE WELLESLEY.

Sincerely,

Ellen


Catherine Steiner-Adair

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