Parents' Association Wreaths and Poinsettias Sale

Happy holidays! We are kicking off the close of 2018 with our annual Parents’ Association Wreath & Poinsettia sale! Karabin Farms is once again delivering our goodies, delivery date to be determined shortly.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer, prices are the same as last year. Orders MUST BE IN by next Wednesday, December 5! Email me your order or drop off your flyer to the front office with payment.

These are gorgeous plants and wreaths, and are always so beautiful and last quite a long time. Please support our school and our students with a purchase, or pass it around to your friends and family!

POSTPONED - The Wonder Years Can Last Forever: The Impact of the Early Years on the Development of the Life-long Learner

Due to predicted snow and ice on the evening of Thursday, November 15th, our event with presenter Dr. Douglas J. Lyons, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, has been postponed. We will be rescheduling for the beginning of 2019. Be on the lookout for the date!

The Mooreland Hill PA Presents Trivia Night!

Thursday, November 8th
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Mooreland Hill School

The Mooreland Hill PA Presents Trivia Night!
Prizes! Food! Games!
Pick your team, pick a theme and join us for some fun! Prizes for Best Table/Theme, Best Dressed, Trivia Winner…and some more surprises too!

$160 for a table of 8 or $20 for single entry. Email papresident@moooreland.org if you need to be added to a table! Registration fees due by Monday, November 5th, payable to the MHS PA.

CLICK HERE for more information about what is alway a FUN night!

The Wonder Years Can Last Forever: The Impact of the Early Years on the Development of the Life-long Learner

Thursday, November 15th
7:00-8:30PM
Mooreland Hill School

Dr. Douglas J. Lyons, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, presents “The Wonder Years Can Last Forever: The Impact of the Early Years on the Development of the Life-long Learner.” Dr. Lyons’ lecture will discuss the role of emotion in learning and the impact of the school environment in developing the ideal graduate, defined as the life-long learner. After 47 years spent working with students of all ages – from preschool to graduate school, Dr. Lyons will share research and personal anecdotes that illustrate the influences that shape a child's journey from innocence to maturity. The Mooreland Hill School Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

For more information on the presentation, please CLICK HERE. Please CLICK HERE for Dr. Lyons’ bio.

Get Caught Reading!

In order to support reading and to do community service, Mooreland Hill students will be involved in a Get Caught Reading initiative for the next several weeks. As you know, we commemorated September 11, by watching the documentary The Red Bandana. Because of the death of their son Welles, his parents have set up the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust. After studying Welles’ life, students have written letters and poems to his parents offering their thoughts on lessons learned from Welles.

We shall be using the funds collected from the Read-A-Thon to send along to their Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust fund when we send on our letters. We would appreciate if Pledge money could be turned in by Tuesday,  October 9th. Please make checks payable to: Welles Remy Crowther Trust.

As always, we are deeply grateful for your support!

To download the pledge forms handed out at school, please CLICK HERE.

2018 Mooreland Hill School Summer Reading Challenge

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation.  It is also time to take a break from studying, classes, and homework.  It is definitely not a time to take a break from reading though. Our goal at Mooreland is for our students to learn to LOVE reading, not to look at it as a chore.  In order to accomplish this, all they have to do is read.  Read as much as they want and as much as they can. Read books. Read magazines. Read the sports page. Read comics. Read directions. Read the back of cereal boxes.  It doesn’t matter what you read…..just read. Aside from reading being a key factor in the success of our children in school and after, there are several other beneficial reasons to read.

For part one of the summer reading challenge, we ask everyone (faculty and students alike) to read  The Wish Tree by Katherine Applegate.  Part two will be free reads. We are asking every student to read a minimum of 4 books of their choice and to record them on the attached recording sheet. We will be celebrating with a Make Your Own Sundae Party in September for all those that meet that challenge. We are also attaching some websites and books you can check out for book selection ideas.  We encourage you to check out your local libraries also. They have multiple ideas and programs that revolve around summer reading.

Have a happy vacation.  We would love to have you send us some pictures of you reading in various and unique places this summer.  Also, if you happen to read a good book, please send us the title and author so we can share. Reading Rocks!

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SUMMER READING. 

6th-8th Grade Camping Trip!

What a phenomenal trip! We had SO MUCH FUN! If you have 6th-8th grade children make sure you ask them all about the trip. Every part was great from the accommodations to the food, activities, and counselors. No one wanted to leave! If you would like to see pictures and videos from the trip CLICK HERE!

We got to camp on Wednesday morning and went right to our beautiful cabin (one student remarked that it was, "like a hotel!"). Students met their counselors and set off to do some team building. It was great to see everyone take on leadership roles and problem solve. The counselors remarked that they had never seen a group go up the 9 ft. wall as fast as our kids. After a delicious lunch we had recess (tennis, basketball, and tetherball were the hit activities). We then head to the alpine tower, a 55 ft. structure for climbing. Every student tried at least a portion of the climb and then did the big swing. We then headed back to the waterfront for canoeing, kayaking, and more games. Dinner was another delicious meal and then we got to hang around the campfire for games, trivia, and lots of laughter. S'mores capped off the evening before heading back to the cabin. Though exhausted, no one wanted to go to bed, so more games and social time was had until the chaperones called for lights out around 10:00. 

On Thursday we got up early to pack up or stuff and move out of our cabin. We headed to the dining hall for another wonderful meal and then it was off on a hike to the zip line. Everyone zipped and cheered each other on. We then went over to archery where we learned the proper way to use a bow and arrow. Many kids got bullseyes, which we were all thrilled about. We then headed back over to lunch (again, delicious) and one last recess. The kids all got to say their goodbyes to the counselors and have one last group cheer. We took a photo and got on the bus to head back to school. Throughout the trip, the counselors remarked a number of times about how great our students were and how impressed they were with them (the feeling was mutual as the kids loved the counselors). 

Everyone slept on the bus and continued to snooze in the foyer before getting picked up. And though we are tired at school today, it is a happy tired. We all wrote a big thank you note to the Camp Hazen staff for being so awesome. We can't wait to go back next year! 

Thanks Mrs. Garrity, Ms. Schaller, Mrs. Meyer, Mr. Silberies, and Miss K for all coming for portions of the day on Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you Mr. Brewer for staying overnight with us on Wednesday night. A HUGE thank you to Mrs. LeConche for being there for the entire field trip! 

February 11th Open House

Please join us on Sunday, February 11th from 11:30-2:00 PM for our Open House. Learn more about our programs, meet current community members, and see firsthand how a Mooreland education combines purposeful, joyful, and expansive learning with 21st century skills in a small class setting.

Please don't hesitate to call us (860)223-6428 or email us mhsfrontoffice@mooreland.org if you have any questions. We can't wait to show you around! 

Mooreland Hill School Day at Good Cause Gifts

Head over to Good Cause Gifts (384 Main Street, Berlin) on Wednesday, December 6th from 10:00am-7:00pm to shop and don’t forget to mention Mooreland Hill School for
20% of the sales to go directly to us. It's a wonderful local shop that has fine gifts and accessories including: women's clothing, jewelry, hand bags, scarves, Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade, and more! The holidays are just around the corner!