Charlotte Prep, in conjunction with the Charlotte Arts and Science Council, is pleased to announce the two-day residency of children’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons. Continue reading “Prep Welcomes Author for Two-Day Residency in Lower School”
Do you suffer from anxiety? Does your child or partner? Come to Prep on the evening of February 8 to learn how to cope and find hope.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a screening of Angst, Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, a new documentary that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. The film features candid interviews with real kids and teens and Olympian and mental health advocate Michael Phelps. Also, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources, and tools available to address the condition. Continue reading “Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”
The New Year can be an excellent time to make resolutions for the future, but it can also be a great time to get back to the basics. Let’s resolve to reinforce healthy habits for our children and ourselves.
Here are my top three: Continue reading “Nurse Kelly Long’s Top 3 Healthy Habits for 2019”
With the holiday break coming up, you may be looking forward to curling up with a good book. We recently asked some of our Prep administrators to recommend their favorites for you. Enjoy! Continue reading “Eight Great Books to Read Over the Holiday Break”
Our much-loved BUDEE program (Be Understanding, Dedicated, Empathic, and Enthusiastic) features a monthly theme for the community to focus on, and for November, the theme is Gratitude.
When the BUDEE classes met this month, students were eager to share the contents of the Gratitude Bags they made at home. The objects they chose reflected their diverse personalities and families. Some included family photos. Some brought treasured stuffed animals. One brought a tennis shoe to represent a love of sports. Students of all ages embraced the opportunity talk about the people, places, and things for which they are grateful. Teachers had a choice in how they extended the lesson. One teacher created a gratitude jar for both groups while another took students to pick up trash around the school.
What is clear at each BUDEE class is just how much the children appreciate the time to be together. The classrooms come alive with laughter and conversation. Older students are grateful for the opportunity to lead, and the younger kids love hanging out with the “big kids.”
Admission season is in full swing, and our next Open House is on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. in the Gymnasium. Word-of-mouth is our most powerful marketing tool. Why? Because at a smaller school like ours, the joy experienced here every day can best be shared by your stories. Stories like the tiny kindergartener bringing down the house at the Talent Show with her adorable rendition of “This Little Light of Mine.” Or the capable Middle School students leading younger classmates through the exciting games and exhibits at Spooky STEM Night. Or Head of School Eddie Mensah slipping away from his desk to play a few minutes of soccer during fourth-grade recess. Continue reading “Share Your Story”
Last summer, Head of School Eddie Mensah recommended the Prep community read Unselfie. Today, in the latest “Two Minutes with Eddie” video, he talks about why it matters.