Weekly Blast 3.12.2021
March 11, 2021 -
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|A Note From Headmaster
Can good come from evil? Is it possible that all things work together for good? These are questions that I wrestle with when considering evil, both moral evil and natural suffering. I think what epitomizes the concept of hope is this- to believe in confidence that good can be found, even in the midst of evil. As we finished up To Kill a Mockingbird with 8th grade, I decided to assign a freewriting session for my students to answer a number of questions including- Should students read To Kill a Mockingbird, given the evils in the story, particularly racism? Years from now when your own child or a student share that they do not like the story because we see so intimately and personally the evils of racism, how will you encourage them to find hope and good in the story; in life?
I was blessed by reading some of the responses from our students that I want to share with you.
To Kill a Mockingbird forces people to look deeper and ask the question, “Why”?…It gives us a reminder of how repulsed we should be of sin, injustice, and racism.
To Kill a Mockingbird makes us stop and review our own evil…Knowing our evil can better us in knowing good. It may be uncomfortable…but discomfort leads to growth in understanding good and evil. While it shows the hate people show each other, it also shows the love people show each other…it shows there are still people fighting for humanity; we should and can too.
Have a nice break,
Completing re-enrollment helps us plan next school year’s budget and allows us to award available seats to those eagerly awaiting an offer to attend Glendale Prep. It also provides Glendale Prep with proof of Arizona residency for our yearly audit.
If you did not receive the email for re-enrollment, please check your junk folder or reach out to Mrs. Hayakawa right away. We are looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year together!
6th Grade Study Skills Workshop
Please note that students are required to wear their uniforms and have a notebook and writing utensils available during the workshop. Entrance past 9:10 a.m. will not be permitted.
While the workshop will be directed toward the students, we encourage parents to be a part of the session as an observer so they can help reinforce the techniques and strategies at home.
This workshop will cover:
Students are asked to attend the workshop with at least one parent. The cost is $15 ($25 for 2 or more siblings/parent teams). Sign up HERE to secure a spot. Registration ends Monday, March 22nd.
Prepared for the Day
Working on your taxes this weekend? Don’t forget to subtract up to $400 from your Arizona State tax bill. For example, if you discover you owe the State of Arizona a check for $750…don’t write a check for $750. Instead, write Arizona a check for $350 and write a second check to Glendale Prep for $400 (or click on the link below to use your credit card). You can choose how your tax dollars are spent. Thank you, Arizona!
If you have yet to make your Tax Credit contribution to Glendale Prep, you have until April 15, 2021, to make this important contribution to our school and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit off your Arizona State tax bill. For questions contact Cathy Sparks at 602.770.7552 or email@example.com. Thank you for supporting our school! Click here to DONATE NOW.
· JUNIORS: In-school SAT day is Wednesday, March 24th. Be sure to use the remaining time to prep for the test! Come to school on time that day having eaten a nutritious breakfast. Bring #2 pencils and a calculator.
· TRI-UNIVERSITY WEEK: Our three in-state public universities are hosting a virtual event from March 21st through April 3rd, to provide students and families with more information about the college application process. Webinars are held on several different dates and times. A couple of recommended sessions include: Admissions 101 and Paying for College, Understanding Financial Aid, and Scholarships. Conference schedule details and registration can be found HERE.
· CACHET (consortium of engineering colleges) VIRTUAL EVENT: Taking place on March 29-April 1, 2021, this includes a ‘6×6’ college fair, collaborative workshops featuring several colleges and universities, and information sessions focused on specific colleges and universities. The times listed are all Central Time. Students, families, and counselors can register for these events on the CACHET STEM Days landing page.
· 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.
Great job to all of our GP Athletics Programs!
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Tax Credits: GP Athletics is thankful for the many friends and families who contribute their Arizona Tax Credits to Glendale Prep. If you haven’t done so yet, click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/1655544328008727/posts/2892750240954790/
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2020-21 School Calendar
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