Dear Saklan Parents,
Happy New Year! I hope you have had a restful and enjoyable time with your family and friends. After two weeks of relaxation, it is great to be back at Saklan and start 2017 with a very enjoyable Flag and hear what our Grade 8 students learned from their week-long Washington D.C. field trip. We were also fortunate that the weather was dry and sunny, something that we have not seen much of this week. Next week, it looks like we will be having more rain, so for the days, and maybe weeks ahead, please keep an eye on the weather forecasts and make sure that your children’s rain jackets, hats and rain boots are ready to go.
Community service is a very important aspect of our program at Saklan. Each year our community and students engage in a number of activities that support our local community, both through direct involvement, such as volunteering at a food bank, or indirect involvement, such as raising funds for worthy causes. Starting this month, we will be supporting an important local project, the Lamorinda All-Access Playground. This project is being sponsored by the Moraga Rotary and is supported by many local schools, clubs, organizations, and businesses. The project involves the building of an all-access playground in the Moraga Commons that will provide specialized recreational equipment to benefit children of all abilities. Here is a link to a recent article about the project in the Lamorinda Weekly.
This is a community project that truly speaks to the Saklan mission and resonates with our educational philosophy of building an inclusive community and valuing the importance of play and movement. To this end, we will be running a series of bake and hot chocolate sales during the month of January with the proceeds being donated to the Lamorinda All-Access Playground Project. These will take place on three Friday afternoons, which are January 13, 20 and 27 from 2:00-3:30PM in the Hoot Owl room. Baked goods and hot chocolate will be only $1.00. A big thank you to the Student Council and to the many parents that are contributing with baked goods. Please support this important community project.
Have a great weekend!