Guided By Values

Books You Should Read During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted by Brielle Runyon on May 9, 2022 4:11:20 PM
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Let's Make Some Gumbo! Celebrating Black History with FLIK

Posted by Brielle Runyon on Mar 9, 2022 2:08:59 PM
Taste Some Vegetarian Louisiana Gumbo with FLIK! 

Celebrate and honor black heritage and have some fun making this gumbo with your family and friends, courtesy of the wonderful individuals at FLIK!

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3 Ways We Can Disconnect to Reconnect

Posted by Brielle Runyon on Feb 3, 2022 3:24:20 PM
Our Daily Lives

Thirty years ago the internet was in its infancy—only available to those with high-security clearance. We relied on newspapers, television, and word of mouth to consume media. While the internet has given us a measure of comfortability and convenience, there is something to be said about information being too readily available—we have the world in our pocket, after all. Therefore, it’s important to take a moment to breathe and to connect with those who mean the most to us. At Peck, we do this through Kairos, a homework-free night set aside purposely three times a year. It provides us with an opportunity to move away from our screens and move towards connection with our friends and families.

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The Enduring Promise of Honoring Childhood

Posted by Brielle Runyon on Oct 15, 2021 12:26:03 PM

In order for a child to be successful later on in life, there are several things we as educators need to think about: the child's growth and development, their disposition, and the building blocks of education such as literacy and math.  But how do we allow children to be children for a little while longer? I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Mark Mortensen, a cross-divisional woodshop teacher armed with a rubber thumb (yes, a rubber thumb) and a heart of gold.

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8 Tips for Preserving (and Displaying) Your Child’s Artwork

Posted by Karen Dispenziere on May 17, 2021 3:12:20 PM

One unintended side effect of our robust arts program is a lot of piled up artwork on the countertops of my students’ homes! While a good problem to have, I recognize how frustrating it can be for parents to want to keep mementos but not know how or where to display their children’s work.

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11 Tips for a Successful Parent Teacher Conference

Posted by Nina Sharma on Apr 9, 2021 9:56:00 AM

One of the hallmarks of a Peck education is the strong parent partnership in support of the students. While this partnership is alive and well all year, it is on full display during our semiannual Parent-Teacher conferences.

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Mrs. Albertyn Shares The Books She Couldn't Put Down in 2020

Posted by Sadie Albertyn on Jan 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As a personal goal, I strive to read a book a week. This year, that goal has been met with mixed success, but even so, there have been some gems that have crossed my bedside table. I know there are many readers out there, so I thought I’d put together my “2020 Top Ten Page-Turners.”  

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Pandemic or Not, Snow Days Must Go On!

Posted by Andy Delinsky on Dec 11, 2020 11:35:29 AM

The question has come from all corners of our school—from faculty, from students, from parents, and from students, again….and again, and again. “Mr. Delinsky, will we still have snow days this year?” The answer is a resounding “yes.” Here at The Peck School, we pledge to still have snow days! 

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Leading The Linden Through a Unique Year

Posted by Sophie Cheng '21 and Ava DiPasquale '21 on Dec 4, 2020 11:56:08 AM

With Covid-19, this year has been completely different from years past. But as Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Linden yearbook, our experience so far has still been amazing and exciting. Obviously, our responsibilities and opportunities have been limited due to the different grades’ cohorts, but as we progress through the year, we are making it work and adapting to this new situation. 

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Ideas for Reimagining Your Family's Holiday Traditions

Posted by Lauren Spirig on Nov 13, 2020 11:20:47 AM

As we look ahead to holidays and cultural events that, in non-Covid times, may have brought together family and friends near and far, we are delighted to hear how families in our community are reimagining traditions to fit the challenges we face today. As one Peck parent astutely noted, “It’s all about building new traditions on top of the old ones.”

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