Head’s Corner

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Dear Saklan Community,

What an amazing concert we had yesterday evening! Our annual concert at the Lesher Center is always a great event, but this year we had truly one of the best concerts ever.  A big audience of over 500 parents, relatives, friends, staff and students were awed by the music, rhythms, choreography and energy that were packed into this 90 minute concert.  I would like to highly commend our music teacher, Mrs. Grace Chaffey, for another outstanding performance. I would also like to commend Mr. Isaac Narell, whose work with the 4th and 5th graders was superlative.  A big thank you to the band, which featured Saklan’s own Mr. Sam Prestianni, Mr. Isaac Narell, Ms. Ashley Jennings, Mr. Javier Yacarini and alumnus James Rokas.  The theme of our concert was, “Bailando” and this show was the culmination of a year-long educational exploration of dance music from around the globe. Highlighted on stage was a beautiful backdrop (pictured above) to showcase the theme; thank you to Ms. Natalie Palms and the 5th, 6th, and 8th graders for creating a lovely canvas for us to admire during the show. I am certain that the theater full of parents, relatives and friends were as impressed as I was by the unique talent, energy and joy that our Saklan students can pack into one show!

Have a great weekend!


Middle School Walkout

On Wednesday morning, our Middle School students participated in their own version of the National School Walkout. To start off the discussion, students watched the below video to set a tone of safety and community before diving in to deeper topics.


The themes that kept arising all relate back to the importance of empathy and kindness and compassion. To be able to listen and show respect to each other, even with differences in values and opinions, is a lesson that many students do not learn in schools. Saklan’s social emotional learning program, coupled with smaller class sizes, give our children a huge advantage when they move out in to the world.

After a moment of silence, groups presented on topics such as gun safety, improving schools in the United States, taking care of each other, and improving our mental health care system.

We are so proud of these students for their honesty, courage, and compassion, and we can move forward with hope about this new generation!


Parent Conferences


Please remember that next Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd are Parent Conferences. Both days are NOON dismissals, but we do have extended day until 6PM. Please be sure to sign up for a conference time via Sign-up Genius. This is a great opportunity to check in with your child’s teacher about his/her progress.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

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Grandparents and Special Friends Day is coming up!

Friday, March 30,   10a.m. –  noon

Please remind your grandparents and special friends about this event so they join us!  RSVP to office@saklan.org by Monday, March 26th.

Attention Volleyball Players!!!


Spring time is coming and that means it is time for volleyball! We are scheduling six games this year: two in April and four in May. Once the dates are confirmed, we will post the season. Any fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who would like to play are eligible. Just let Mr. Crabtree know.

Let’s Go Saklan!

Family Groups – Respect

Yesterday, our Family Groups met to work on the concept of Respect. Students worked together to brainstorm what respect looks like, then they worked together respectfully to build a marshmallow tower as high as possible.

Thank you to our 7th and 8th grade students for being great role models in leading the rest of our community!

New Head of School Visits


Our new Head of School, David O’Connell, will be visiting Saklan next week!. Please join us for a Parent Meet & Greet on Tuesday, March 13 from 6PM-7PM.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

We hope to see you there!