Weekly Blast 1.22.2021
January 21, 2021 -
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|A Note From Headmaster
We are reading To Kill a Mockingbird in 8th grade Literature and Composition. If you recall, one of many wonderful and impactful quotes reads like this- “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” My understanding of the significance of this quote may differ from others. I do not see it as an affirmation of some version of moral relativism, where every point of view is true, although some might believe this might be what Atticus is subtly trying to convey to Scout. Rather, I see it as advice to consider what is ultimately necessary to truly understand and love another person. We might tend to assume we know others simply because of what we perceive as their beliefs or values but rarely do people take the time through conversation to grasp the reasoning behind another’s beliefs or values. It is through patience and powerful discussion when the understanding of another’s perspective is discoverable and provides an opportunity to direct another to see the good of an alternate perspective. It is love that drives us to seek the good for another despite disagreement or division. It can be difficult to love; love is selfless and ultimately sacrificial. Every time I read these words from Atticus, I think about my need to grow in patience, so that I can stop, think, and work to really understand a person.
Have a nice weekend,
Semester 2 Tutoring Schedule
PowerSchool Parent Portal
2021-2022 Academic Calendar -Draft
ECNA: French Culture Society
To enroll, please contact Madame Cognet-Pereira, and click on the payment portal tab on the GP website or click the link: https://glendaleprep.configio.com/pd/850/ecna-french-culture-society.
ECNA: The Forces of Nature
The first meeting will take place on Friday, January 29th, at 12:15 pm in room 405. For more information, please contact Madame Cognet-Pereira.
Community Investment/Tax Credit
In late January, you will receive an email containing your 2020 Giving Summary. Please be aware of the following:
Please note, this is the last year giving summaries will be provided; all future gifts via credit card will be receipted by email at the time a donation is made. Thank you for your consistent and generous support of our wonderful school! Questions: contact Cathy Sparks at 623.889.0822.
Great Hearts Telethon
· ASU SUMMER PROGRAMS: Join us on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom to hear Jasmine Pearce present a couple of summer program options for Glendale Prep students featuring Barrett Summer Scholars and Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute. For more information and eligibility requirements, please view individual program flyers: Barrett Summer Scholars and Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute. To obtain the Zoom link for this presentation, contact Mrs. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS VIRTUAL FAIR: On February 3, 2021, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. or February 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. you have the opportunity to view helpful seminars on how to choose a summer program, visit virtual booths, and ask questions. For detailed information and registration, click here.
· JUNIORS: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, is the spring in-school SAT. Save the date!
· COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBSITE: This webpage can be accessed through the Glendale Prep main website and is a good resource for up-to-date information on testing schedules, summer pre-college programs, and college counseling events.
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