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September 2021

Mon
27

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson A & Hudson B)

Tue
28

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2PM, Duane 3PM, Duane 6PM)

Tue
28

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson B, Hudson C, Hudson E)

Tue
28

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson A)

Wed
29

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Wed
29

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson GH)

Wed
29

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson C & Hudson E)

Thu
30

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4AM & Duane 6AM)

Fri
01

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Mon
04

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson GH)

Tue
05

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4PM & Duane 5PM)

Wed
06

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Wed
06

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2PM & Duane 3PM)

Wed
06

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson 5AM)

Thu
07

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4AM, Duane 5 AM, Duane 6AM)

Thu
07

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4PM, Duane 5PM, Duane 6PM)

Thu
07

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Mon
11

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY — School Closed

Thu-Fri
11-12

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Thu-Fri
25-26

THANKSGIVING RECESS — School Closed

Mon-Fri
20-31

WINTER RECESS — School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Mon
17

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY — School Closed

Mon
21

PRESIDENTS’ DAY — School Closed

Tue
22

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day — School Closed

Wed
23

Staff Development Day — School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
14-25

SPRING BREAK — School Closed

Mon
28

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Fri
15

Passover & Good Friday — School Closed

Thu-Fri
28-29

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Mon
30

MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed

Tue
14

Last Day of School for Children

Fri
17

Last Day of School for Staff

Mon
27

First Day of Summer Program

Mon
04

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed

Fri
05

Last Day of Summer Program

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Events

Introducing Making Meaning: A Virtual Studio Arts Show

A great strength of The Washington Market School has been our ability to adapt to changing circumstances. When the times call for it, we can be flexible and when faced with unforeseen challenges, we can reinvent how we teach and learn. This brings to mind an old saying: “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.”

Our current crisis, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, began a little over a year ago. We were on the verge of hosting Grandfriend’s Day and our 29th annual art show was about to open. A few weeks later we were stuck at home, masked up outside, and collectively grieving the family, friends, and time we were losing. It stayed that way for longer than most of us thought possible and some things will never go back to the way they were. WMS, however, has remained committed to the hopeful possibilities of early childhood education.

Throughout this crisis, our dedicated classroom and studio teachers found opportunities to reinvent their teaching practice within the parameters of health and safety. We grounded ourselves in the miracle of learning, constantly finding innovative ways to connect with children. Through screens and software, our studio teachers transformed their classes in ways once unimaginable. We experienced art, music, library, and movement and drama in ways that emphasized the creative process and renewed our sense of collaboration.

On May 25th, a little more than a year since the pandemic began, we’ll present our 30th annual art show: Making Meaning. While we’d love to gather together and celebrate this triumph of a year, it’s not yet the time. Instead, we’ve put together a multimedia online experience where each class will exhibit how they’ve “made meaning” this year. Ultimately, that’s what art is all about — making meaning.

The artists, writers, dancers, musicians, and philosophers of The Washington Market School invite you to join us on our journey through the creative process. It would mean the world to us and we hope you’ll find it meaningful too.

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