Gaynor News Feed

From the PA’s DEI Committee: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Members of Gaynor’s Parent Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee are beginning a series of monthly updates centered on personal reflections and resources for parents. This month’s entry comes from Nina Norwood.

Winter Distance Learning Roundup

As the third week of distance learning comes to a close and Winter Break swiftly approaches, find out what some Gaynor classes have been up to.

Parents Explore Racial Literacy Issues with Pollyanna’s Monique Vogelsang

On Tuesday night, Gaynor parents, faculty, and staff tuned in to a special Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webinar.

Ms. De Lancy Brings Warmth to a Cold Night with Wintry Stories

On Wednesday, December 9, Librarian Dionne De Lancy brought much-needed warmth to a chilly evening by welcoming over 75 members of the Gaynor community into her home (virtually) for milk, cookies, and storytime. 

From Stallions to Students: Ten Years After the Purchase of Claremont Stables

Ten years ago, Stephen Gaynor School purchased the then-vacant Claremont Stables building to house the Early Childhood Program and the Middle School, with plans for a theater on the lower level. Read more about the storied home and training center for horses and how it has become an integral part of the school today.

Announcing the Board of Trustees Annual Fund Challenge

Announcing the Board of Trustees Annual Fund Challenge! From now until December 31, all gifts and pledges to the Annual Fund will count towards the Board of Trustees Challenge to meet our year-end goals of raising $300,000 in December and reaching 50% parent participation (on our way to 100%). The Board of Trustees has kicked off the month by generously committing $150,000, and now they are challenging our community to match them!

Parents’ Association Provides Appreciation Breakfast for Faculty and Staff

Gaynor faculty and staff enjoyed a grab-and-go style breakfast this Wednesday thanks to the Parents’ Association.

Green Cluster Students Pitch Inventions to a Shark

In a show of ingenuity, a group of Green Cluster students presented their finest inventions to a man famous for being an entrepreneur, an investor, a politician, a Shark — “Mr. Wonderful,” Kevin O’Leary.

Using ‘Aha Moments’ to learn about Diversity and Inclusion

Purple Cluster students in the Lexington Room put on their sleuthing hats and became “Aha Moment” detectives this week, tying it all into their Social Studies and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum.

Opening Ears, Minds, and Hearts to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For the 2020-2021 school year, our community values theme is, “Open Ears, Open Minds, Open Hearts,” encouraging the entire community to discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in an inclusive and supportive way. In this article, members of the employee DEI committee discuss what this year’s theme means to them.