Nowhere to Race?

At ISTP, we constantly are exploring ways for our students to develop their individual skills with the hope that they will function effectively in a complex society. We remain committed to helping each child become the best student, person and...

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Pajama Day

Pajama Day is one of my favorite days of the year. Sitting at the dinner table last night, still in my pajamas, I had to explain the day to Gavin. He couldn’t understand why anyone would want to show others their pajamas, and said it never would...

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Mix it up, stand up, and wear pink!

Yesterday in elementary school we had a multifaceted event. We combined two ideas with a similar purpose – “Mix it Up Lunch” and “Stand Up Day”. Mix it up Lunch is something of a tradition at ISTP, one that we do three times a year. Stand Up Day...

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College Rivalry

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/12/29/christakis.play.children.learning/index.html

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A cardboard box is the best toy of all...

Well, maybe my daughter would argue that this week the pots and pans are the best, but she only has a few words right now, so I’ll continue on this train of thought! In this season of giving, it is so easy to get caught up in the newest, latest...

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Share Your Words

A couple of weeks ago, I asked our community a question: how would you describe ISTP in four words?

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Student Council

This year, I have been very impressed by our Student Council. Now that we have Assembly every week, the role of the representatives has changed and become more visible. Representatives are not only recognized by the other students, but they are...

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Valuable points from the Kidpower Workshop

On Wednesday, we had a “Kidpower” (www.kidpower.org) workshop at ISTP. It was for parents and faculty, and the idea behind it was to give parents and faculty some common approaches to working with the students about personal safety. Personal...

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A Big Order

A feature story on NPR this morning reminded me that November 19 is the anniversary of the delivery of one of the greatest speeches in history: President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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Through and Through

Jovi and I recently returned from an independent school marketing conference at Harvard University, where we came away energized with ideas, resources, and strategies. At the conference, I noticed how as we were networking and introducing...

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