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A Growing Understanding Of Nutrition
LOWER SCHOOL -- Third graders from La Jolla Country Day School spent Wednesday at Olivewood Gardens in National City where they learned lessons of farm to table nutrition and pitched in with the…Continue
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm
ALL SCHOOL -- Country Day students shipped off 36 huge boxes on Monday to help with the Philippine relief efforts. Students are also sending $1,100 raised to the International Medical Corps. Our sixth graders made cards that went into each box- sending along good wishes from La Jolla Country Day School.
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on December 4, 2013 at 2:57pm
Big Win Launches Torreys To State Finals
UPPER SCHOOL -- Country Day's volleyball team advanced to the state finals in Division V after travelling north north of Fresno to defeat O’Neals Minarets 25-12, 25-13, 24-7. The win over top-seeded Minarets (30-4) was the third straight sweep for the Torreys, who are 23-12 and were second seeded.
The Torreys will face Ross Branson of the Bay Area for the state championship at 10 a.m. Saturday at Santiago Canyon. Country Day won consecutive state titles in Division IV in 2009 and ’10.
Posted by John Edman on December 3, 2013 at 9:00pm
On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the Fayman Family Lower School Library will welcome author and illustrator P. K. Hallinan to our campus. Mr. Hallinan has been writing children's books for more than 40 years and has sold over 9,000,000 copies of such titles as That's What a Friend Is, When I Grow Up, Try, Try Again and many others. Mr. Hallinan is also the father of Ken Hallinan, Country Day's Lower School Art and Upper School Ceramics Teacher. Two assemblies are scheduled for Thursday in the Community Hall: Grades K, 1 and 2 at 12:30 p.m. and Grades 3 and 4 at 1:45 p.m. Warwick's will be on hand after school to sell books in the lobby of the Jacobs Family Library building and Mr. Hallinan will gladly sign his books. Parents are always welcome to our author events and we hope to see you!
Posted by Michelle Ohnstad on December 4, 2013 at 11:16am
MIDDLE AND LOWER SCHOOLS -- The next Parent Book Group will take place on Monday, December 9th at 8:00am in the Lower School music room. Lower/Middle School Guidance Counselor Ashley Marlow and retired Guidance Counselor Roxanne Hersh will lead a discussion on the book, REAL BOYS: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by Dr. William Pollack. Please join us to learn how and why boys react to things the way that they do and how parents can help their sons to become happy, confident, and successful young men.
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on December 3, 2013 at 12:59pm
Posted by Jan Percival Lipscomb on December 3, 2013 at 10:25am
ALL SCHOOL -- The new "No Line Grab And Go" Lunch option began Monday at Country Day with ten families signing up by midnight the night before and having their child's lunch waiting at meal time.
The service includes ordering and payment in advance so the student does not have to wait in line and parent and student know exactly what food the student had on any given day.
You can CLICK HERE to order the sandwich or salad lunch for tomorrow now.
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on December 2, 2013 at 4:00pm
By Greg Martin, Upper School Director
UPPER SCHOOL -- Families, whether big or small, contribute to a child’s education in many, many ways. They have various make ups, come from around the world or right around the corner, and bring with them a multitude of experiences that help create a dynamic experience for all of the children JK-12 here at Country Day. We have children from seventy one different zip codes, and each of those families brings something unique to the table . . . and the classroom. Some have working mothers and stay-at-home fathers, some just arrived in San Diego from a far corner of the earth. One part of the rich family experience that often gets overlooked at schools is that of the grandparent.
We do have several grandparents days here at Country Day where we invite people to the school who, if they’re anything like my children’s grandparents, are doting, wise, and generous role models for this generation. In September I had the good fortune to meet Kim Mortyn, who is the grandmother of one of our current students, Claudia (’16), a sophomore following a rigorous academic course of study and doing wonderful work in our community service program, and Charlene (’11), a junior at Harvard, studying Government and participating in amazing programs on campus, in Boston, and around…
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on December 2, 2013 at 1:06pm
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Country Day Scores Big At States
UPPER SCHOOL -- On Saturday the Country Day Cross Country teams concluded the season at the State Championships in Fresno. The Woodward Park course is very runner-friendly, as most of the course is on dirt trails and there are few hills getting in the way of fast times. Conditions seemed to be terrific, with sunny skies and temps in the high 60's, but a dry course meant a lot of dust and led to what many athletes and coaches characterized as a strange day of racing. Country Day's Natalia LaSpada entered the meet as the top-ranked runner in division 5, while the boys had spent most of the season as the 3rd-ranked D-5 team in the state.
The girls raced first, and the young, inexperienced, and slightly banged up team was hoping to make the most of this first trip to States and perhaps finish in the top 20. The pre-race jitters disappeared at the sound of the gun, and the girls' blue jerseys bled into a palette of uniform colors as the field raced away from the starting line. Almost immediately, the race leaders separated themselves from the pack. As they came through the mile mark, it was clear that two-time defending State champ Julia Maxwell from Branson was recovered from the injury that had kept her out much of the season, and that she, Jody Meads from Mammoth, and Natalia would be battling for the top spots.
The first mile at State is always lightning fast and many runners even set personal records for the mile here. Most of the Country Day runners came through between 6:34 and 6:50, with Gabi Smotrich leading this group, followed by Helen Day, Natalie Hammond, Portia Krichman, Zoe Peritz, and Caitlin…Continue
Posted by Scott Sanders on December 1, 2013 at 5:00pm
ALL SCHOOL -- The mobile FabLab, on loan to Country Day from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will prove its mobility this week as it travels to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a special event.
The mobile laboratory, which has been used since September in special STE(+a)M-related classes in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools will be making appearance at the Annual Maker Faire and will be part of a Country Day exhibition of our Middle School students' science projects.
San Diego's Mini-Maker Faire is being sponsored by Qualcomm and La Jolla Country Day School among others and will feature a wide variety of exhibits, include robotics, remote control vehicles and exhibitions of new products being developed by creators throughout the region. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7th, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
It is a one-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people who like to tinker and love to make things. The San Diego Mini Maker Faire will showcase the work of new and talented local Makers, as well as the next big thing in quickly emerging industries. Local development in 3D printing and robotics will be among the technology demonstrated at the faire.
While science and technology…
Posted by La Jolla Country Day School on November 30, 2013 at 11:30am