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Landmark Elementary•Middle School

Welcome

landmark elementary middle school head of school rob kahnCongratulations to the students of the 2018 Summer Program on your hard work and new skills; and much appreciation to the faculty of the academic and afternoon programs whose efforts fostered growth and success. Once the family and staff cars departed, our hardworking grounds, facilities, and custodial staff sprang into action to ready EMS for the 2018–2019 school year. We will soon be welcoming 166 students on September 4. Training and scheduling preparations are already underway, and the sense of anticipation and excitement for another year are very evident.

Anyone who encountered me in recent months ran the risk of seeing “grandfather” pictures. I apologize to you all. But as I shared my 4-month-old granddaughter’s joy at experiencing her first books, I could not help but make the connection to the personal and professional joy of literacy education as a career. Before writing this letter, I was speaking with one of our newest staff members about the Landmark community and culture. It remains one of my favorite parts of training: explaining what makes Landmark work; the fact that we are student-centered, mission-driven, language-based, structured for success, and that we strive to create a partnership of learning with our student clientele.

As frequent and routine as reading is to an educator, passing on the value of approaching text never gets old. By repeated exposure to books, we communicate this critical skill to our children and if we are very fortunate, re-experience it with our grandchildren. What a joy to remember, through their eyes, the excitement of opening a new book and unlocking new experiences and knowledge. That joy is what makes it so gratifying to teach linguistic connections, language patterns, new vocabulary, study skills, and comprehension strategies, and then gradually relinquish the pilot’s seat and watch students build fluency and solo with their new skills.

It’s a privilege once again to contemplate September in the company of our deserving students and unsurpassed colleagues. We all look forward to a great year to come at Landmark EMS.  

- Rob Kahn, Head of Landmark EMS

Don't Forget!

• Tuesday, Nov. 20 - $3 Dress Down Day

• noon dismissal for Thanksgiving Vacation on Wednesday, Nov. 21

• free Dress Down Day on Wednesday, Nov. 21

 

Noteworthy

 

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Community Service Opportunities

In this season of giving, there are many student-led initiatives at EMS to support local communities.

- Food Collection (non-perishables) for Lazarus House: 11/19-11/21

- Coat Drive (slightly used coats): 11/16-12/6

- Gift Drive (new toys & gifts for all ages) for Wellspring House: 11/16-12/6

 

 

Landmark Elementary•Middle School

Elementary•Middle School Calendar

Week of November 11, 2018

Time Sunday 11/11 Monday 11/12 Tuesday 11/13 Wednesday 11/14 Thursday 11/15 Friday 11/16 Saturday 11/17
All day
 
Gold Day
(All day)
 
Blue Day
(All day)
 
Gold Day
(All day)
 
Blue Day
(All day)
 
Gold Day
(All day)
 
 
All times
SSATs
8:00