During the past few months, our children have spent hours per day behind a screen learning, interacting, and playing. As we look forward to the summer, it is more important than ever to be aware of the time children spend behind a screen and challenge them to get outside to explore, engage, and learn from their environment.
Good character values infused in the community are like locally sourced fruit and vegetables: everyone benefits, from the producer to the consumer. With many of us likely staying closer to home this summer, we have the opportunity to both enjoy local produce and sustain our communities with simple values. Here are 10 ideas for how your family can live our InDeCoRe values this summer so their impact and benefit can be seen and felt in your community:
With summer comes time to relax, and for many of us, that means catching up on reading for pleasure! Librarian Mary Kate MacVicar has compiled extensive book, series, and author suggestions for readers of all ages, from kindergarten through adulthood. Click the links below to see her picks for the whole family.
What books are you looking forward to reading this summer? Let us know!
Building off a school capstone project, four eighth-grade students use social distancing to their advantage and parlay their passion for sports into a truly professional podcast.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we find ourselves, as parents, thrown into a situation which we were not prepared to face. As Peck families, we were drawn to the Peck community for many reasons, but especially due to our shared values. As we tackle this pandemic situation, Peck’s new InDeCoRe values—Care, Courage, Gratitude, Respect, and Resilience—can resonate with us and help keep us grounded when we are, understandably, feeling shaky.
From the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of the universe to the most memorable moments in human history, Peck students are devouring non-fiction TV and movie content, and learning about everything under (and beyond!) the sun while they watch.
“We believe that, in life, that knowledge must be guided by values.” The timeless opening to Peck’s mission statement anchors our community and our pursuit of developing students of character. For years, our InDeCoRe (Individual Development, Community Responsibility) program has been the vehicle for us to talk about character, to understand the importance of consideration of others, and to unite our community with a common language and a common set of values.