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Grandparents & Special Friends

Grandparents & Special Friends Day will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Duke School grandparents are very important to our community. Much of our success would not be possible without your support. We encourage grandparents to visit the classrooms, culminations, school events, and be a part of your grandchild(ren)'s education. Grandparents receive several publications and event announcements from Duke School, including the school's calendar, Under the Oak magazine, and Grandparents and Special Friends Day invitation. 

As we are aware that all grandparents will not be able to join us at Duke School, special friends are always welcome, especially on our Grandparents & Special Friends Day!

Grandparents & Special Friends Day
is a very special event at Duke School. Grandparents and friends are honored by their grandchildren, faculty and staff with a morning program of music, classroom visits, art and lunch. 

Grandparents and friends are invited to explore Duke School's art gallery on this special day! The Art Expo features the artwork of all preschool through eighth grade students. 

Wish to add a grandparent or special friend's address to this event mailing? Please contact the Development Office. Thank you for joining us!

2020 Grandparents & Special Friends Day Agenda

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020

8:30-9AM Registration & Coffee

9-10:15 AM Welcome & Program

10:15-11:15 AM Classroom Visits

11:30 AM- 12:30 PM Art Expo & Lunch

12:45 -1:30 PM Break Out Sessions (optional—see descriptions below)

1:30 PM End of Day

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BREAK OUT SESSIONS (optional)
12:45-1:30 PM

TRANSITIONING INTO THE FUTURE
Duke School is at an exciting crossroads. As a result of FIRE, our strategic plan, our students are writing innovation grants, organizing Upstanders events, and advocating equity and justice. Come hear about this work and what attracted Lisa Nagel, our incoming Head of School, to Duke School.
 
Presented By: Dave Michelman, Head of School
Location: Preschool Commons Area
  

TRADITION, INNOVATION, AND INFORMATION LITERACY IN THE LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARY
Come explore how school libraries have changed and hear about the evolution of Duke School’s Lower School Library.
 
Presented By:  Grace Bell, Lower School Librarian
Location: Lower School Gym

MIDDLE SCHOOL: BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
What is Battle of the Books? Battle of the Books is a quiz bowl style competition sponsored by The North Carolina School Library Media Association. Duke School students read selected books and compete with students from our Independent School region.
 
Presented By: Elaine Cameron, Middle School Media Specialist; Lauren Hiner, 8th Grade Language Arts and Project Teacher; and Duke School Middle Schoolers
Location: Middle School Library

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

The Art Expo

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