Over Mother’s Day weekend I traveled to Columbus, Ohio to spend the weekend with my mom.  She picked me up from the airport and our first stop was my favorite donut shop, Resch’s Bakery on Livingston Ave.  Their donut holes and stick donuts just melt in my mouth and I have never found a better donut. From there we drove past the home where I first lived after I was...
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Competence is a Byproduct of Confidence

Tonight Roycemore will be hosting author, Michael Delman, as he shares with our community thoughts from his book “Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: A Guide to Raising Competent and Confident Kids.” In his book, (available for purchase) Delman writes about the importance of executive function skills and how parents and teachers can help cultivate them in children. He describes executive function skills as “Certain mental processes (that) are imperative to...
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The Power of Community

On Saturday evening Roycemore School welcomed 180 guests to “April in Paris,” a fundraising auction and dinner, to support scholarships and financial aid at Roycemore.  The energy in the building was electric as we welcomed many alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, current parents, trustees, faculty, former faculty and many friends to join together on a mission-focused evening to support Roycemore’s long-standing commitment to economic diversity at the school. “Community,” one...
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Look out world for the Class of 2033!

One of my favorite places to visit at Roycemore is our early childhood wing.  There, our Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students are developing foundational skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.  They are recognizing connections between cause and effect, they are gaining an appreciation for music and art, they are learning to communicate in a variety of ways with their peers and with adults, and they are...
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In Celebration of Poets and Poetry

Photo of bulletin board by the PK classroom on the ground floor. Inspired by the loveliness of languageThis month we celebrate poetry of all varietySonnet, Narrative, Refrain, LyricHaiku, Pastoral, Ballad or LimerickEach manifestation has devotees in our society Yes, April is National Poetry Month and at Roycemore our teachers and students are enjoying poetry exposure throughout the school.  In library class, Mrs. Fisher is teaching all kinds of poetry to her students....
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Integrity: A Critical Value for our Future

“To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”  – Confucius Recent news has been full of examples of questionable integrity.   Three alone have received national attention: The college admissions scandalJussie Smollett caseMichael Cohen   Integrity, one of the core values of Roycemore, refers to “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.”  All three of the above are glaring examples of...
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