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Chalk Your Walk Movement Promotes Positivity

Posted by Lauren Spirig on Apr 1, 2020 11:16:44 AM

In a few weeks of social distancing, art has proven a powerful way to remain connected to others. And with neighborhood walks now an essential outlet for exercise and fresh air, sidewalk chalk has become a popular medium for spreading cheer within the community.

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You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup

Posted by Ashley Tabor on Apr 1, 2020 11:15:55 AM

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6 Ways to Provide Support For Your Child During the Coronavirus Crisis

Posted by Ashley Tabor on Mar 25, 2020 8:41:28 AM

As parents, we are in uncharted territory supporting our kids emotionally through the global pandemic that’s upon us with coronavirus (COVID-19). However, as with any time of crisis, there are several basic guidelines we can follow to support our children through this turbulent time. 

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Silver Linings: Distance Learning at Peck

Posted by Jen Garvey on Mar 25, 2020 8:39:28 AM

This is a historic time we’re living through. Families, schools, and businesses all over the world are faced with many challenges right now. Despite the disruptions to our normal routines, my family and I are looking for and sharing the silver linings to help us stay positive and healthy. 

As an adult and a lifelong learner, I have a well-established professional learning community online, and I am excited for our students to get a taste of that. Here are some things I think we can enjoy about learning from a proper social distance.

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Chef Joe's "Home" Kitchen: Meatloaf and Roast Potatoes

Posted by Chris Starr on Mar 25, 2020 8:36:37 AM
Chef Joes Meatloaf & Roast Potatoes

Chef Joe shares a family favorite comfort meal in this "homemade" video. Meatloaf with thinly sliced roast potatoes is a versatile main course requiring minimal ingredients. The family can pitch in to help prepare and leftovers are great in sandwiches or even with eggs for breakfast! (This recipe serves six to eight people.)

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Stories of Strength: Great Books for Difficult Times

Posted by Mary Kate MacVicar on Mar 25, 2020 8:17:10 AM

Books, along with other forms of artistic expression, can provide an immense sense of comfort in turbulent times. Librarian Mary Kate MacVicar has compiled a list of books for readers (and listeners) of all ages, including adults. You'll be inspired by these stories of hope, determination, and resilience.

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9 Great Reads for Kids on MLK JR Day

Posted by Heather Burchfield on Jan 17, 2020 9:29:06 AM

As a mom of two young children, I am blessed to work in a school where I have access to top-notch faculty at one of the nation's premiere independent schools for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. I often ask them for recommendations for my kids: what's the best way to nurture my 5-year-olds budding interest in art? How do I raise my daughter to be confident and independent? How do I talk to my kids in an age-appropriate way about Martin Luther King Jr. and why we celebrate MLK Day? Since many of you may also be asking yourself this last question, we've compiled a list of book recommendations from our expert Peck faculty. Enjoy!

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French - Spoken On Every Continent

Posted by Chris Starr on Jan 15, 2020 3:31:49 PM

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5 Ways To Develop Your Child's Social and Emotional Growth

Posted by Ashley Tabor on Dec 19, 2019 11:20:52 AM

As a mom and a school psychologist, I often reflect on what separates a good school from a great one. The answer is often the focus that the whole community invests in fostering the well-being of all its members. This focus often comes into practice under the label of social-emotional learning in schools.

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20 Book Recommendations for Diversity in Children's Literature

Posted by Mary Kate MacVicar on Dec 19, 2019 9:22:50 AM

Recently, I had a conversation with a parent about diversity in children’s literature, and they commented, “I would love some suggestions. Sometimes I look at a book and wonder if is meant for my child.”  

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