Do you feel like your kids are on a race through their childhood in school? The Manchester Memorial Elementary School 5th Grade Class will host a screening of the critically acclaimed 'Race to Nowhere', where a concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools. It is destroying our children’s love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy students. This film focuses on the issues facing children in the school systems of America today, and leaves you thinking about what it really takes to produce a happy, motivated, creative human being.
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The Manchester Public Library fun puppet show featuring Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals! Lindsay shares her hand crafted, life size puppets with children and families across NH, MA, and ME. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and lovable characters, her charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! Don't miss this show - your kids will be chattering for weeks about these crazy animals!
Brookwood School is excited to announce its upcoming Spring Open Classrooms event for prospective families. On Wednesday, May 11 from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. interested parents of children entering grades PreK through 8 are invited to the school to enjoy a morning of sampling classes. A full schedule of classes will be available during the event and will feature a variety of disciplines and grade levels.
This is a great way to get to know the school and have a first-hand look at Brookwood students and faculty in action. The school currently has openings in select grades for the 2016-2017 school year; please contact the Admissions Office for specific information. Taking part in the Open Classrooms is also a great way of getting a jump start on next yearís admissions process.
Please join the Head of Brookwood Lower School, Nancy Evans, on Friday, January 31 at 9:30 for a panel discussion with Brookwood Lower School faculty members. Katie Alexander, Kindergarten, Sarah Dawe, Grade 1, Elise Koretz, Grade 2, Jen Cunningham Butler, Grade 3. The discussion will be located in the new Lower School classroom. For information, contact the Admissions Office 978-526-4500.
Brookwood is pleased to announce the second speaker of this year’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series is Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a psychologist and clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, who will discuss her latest book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age . Steiner- Adair has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, CNN, and PBS stations nationwide.
Frances Wosmek, children’s book writer and illustrator, will be sharing one of the first books she ever wrote or published for children at the Manchester Public Library on Tuesday, January 14th, 1:30 PM for Preschool Story Time.
Manchester Public Library proudly hosts a The Pajamas of My Dreams special pajama storytime & pajama drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. "Pajamas of My Dreams” is a beautifully illustrated book that combines the hopefulness and high aspirations of children with a mission of providing warm pajamas for all.