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Head of School Jeff Bissell welcomes Dr. Mary Anton and Ms. Kim Kaz

Welcoming Next Year's Lower School Leaders

May 21, 2018 Of the many gifts Anne Valentino and Anna Donnelly have brought to CAIS, the gift of time for (and participation in) the process to find their successors may prove to be one of their most lasting. Thanks to being able to start the process earlier in the school year, we attracted two spectacular... » read more
Messy Art Day 2018

Getting INTO Their Art

May 15, 2018 Started several years ago by art teacher Lisa Ostapinski, Messy Art Day is a beloved Pre-K tradition and a full-bodied celebration of artistic expression and sensory experience. Ms. Ostapinski explains, “Children at this age learn with their senses and they learn through social interaction.... » read more
Head of School Jeff Bissell Introduces Sheri Glucoft Wong

A User's Manual for Childhood? Yes, Please!

May 02, 2018 Nearly 180 Lower School parents packed the Oak campus cafeteria for Sheri Glucoft Wong’s parent ed presentation on “Navigating Your Child’s Social World.” By way of introducing our speaker, Head of School Jeff Bissell reminded parents of the simpler days of their children... » read more
"Big kids" demonstrate string instruments for Pre-K

Inspiring a New Generation of Music Appreciation

April 26, 2018 On Thursday April 26, CAIS Pre-K students enjoyed an assembly demonstrating bowed string instruments. CAIS second graders Claire Z. and Sydney L. played erhu and violin respectively and were joined by Austin R., a kindergartener from Rooftop Elementary School, who played the cello. The musicians... » read more
CAIS students scale the heights in and out of the classroom

CAIS Students Have the Edge

April 05, 2018 Nationally recognized expert Dr. Helena Curtain has aggregated 50 years of research on immersion education and shared the findings last month at a CAIS 201 with parents. Overwhelmingly, the research shows that immersion students enjoy benefits and a competitive edge in both languages. This maps... » read more
Jason Reynolds speaking with CAIS Middle School

Students Roll Out the Red Carpet for Reynolds

April 02, 2018 A whole Zhang Heng (a Middle School class period devoted to special electives) this session was organized around preparing for award-winning author Jason Reynolds’ visit to the 888 Campus. Guided by Carroll Family Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee, 17 students read and discussed... » read more
Spring Drum Roll by the Black Pearl Music Ensemble

Mass Greeting Celebrates Year of the Dog

February 15, 2018 The CAIS community gathered February 15 for one of the most exciting traditions at CAIS, Mass Greeting to celebrate Chinese New Year. Parents, grandparents, special elders, and even local politicians gathered in the gymnasium to watch students in Kindergarten through eighth grade dazzle with... » read more
Celebrating 99% Annual Fund Participation

A+ Annual Fund Results!

January 01, 2018 We’re borrowing a bit of the Kindergarten students’ excitement to exult, “YOU DID IT!” Co-Chairs, Class Captains, and Trustees rallied an astounding 99% of CAIS families to provide a crucial component of the school’s budget. CAIS counts on Annual Fund support to... » read more
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