Our 6th Grade students traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March for a service learning trip with KidUnity. We are so proud of our students and the work they did preparing for the trip. It was incredible to see them in action, ably and proudly representing Carlthorp School as journalists, meeting with congressional representatives and other influential policy makers. This program is one of the many opportunities our 6th Graders have to demonstrate the skills they have developed over the past seven years: teamwork, research & analysis, critical thinking, and presentation & communication skills.
The Kindness & Community Club has been spreading joy and it is contagious! One of the many after school clubs offered as an extension to the school day, the Kindness and Community Club provides students in K-3 with the opportunity to participate in acts of kindness and community building both on campus and throughout the immediate Santa Monica community. Each session has a theme such as kindness to yourself, kindness to our families, and kindness to Carlthorp to name a few.
Carlthorp’s Got Talent!, the school talent show took place on Friday, January 25, to rave reviews. This all-school production was run by the Student Council with help from music teachers, Mr. McHugh and Ms. Lin. The nearly two-hour long show included 44 acts with over 66 students showcasing their talents in dancing, singing, piano, gymnastics, magic, joke-telling, poetry, sword dancing and so much more.
Late January/early February is an emotional and thrilling time for our 6th Grade students as they prepare for the next step in their educational journeys. Secondary school applications are now complete, and students have been interviewing, taking tours, and participating in “shadow days,” when they are welcomed to campus by an upper grade student, often also a Carlthorp School Alum.
It’s 75 degrees and sunny on 4th and San Vicente, and the buzz on campus revolves around playing hockey. Unlike schools on the East Coast where the weather is conducive to a hockey tournament, Carlthorp students are happily competing in the annual Floor Hockey Tournament outdoors on the sport court. Fourteen teams comprised of students in 3rd-6th Grades and at least one faculty or staff team captain compete for the coveted title of Hockey Champion over the course of two weeks during lunch recess.
We hope you enjoy The Clarion, Carlthorp School's Literary Magazine. The magazine is a compilation of student works published by the Writing Club. Ms. Ho (3rd Grade Teacher) and Ava B. (6th Grade student and Editor-In-Chief) along with 15 other students worked hard throughout the first trimester to bring the publication to life.
From October 16-19, two alumni fellows Lily S. and Michael L. (Carlthorp class of 2014) volunteered alongside Tim Kusserow, Head of School, to assist with the Head Start Programs and School-Age Literacy Programs in St. Francis and Woodruff Counties, Arkansas and Bolivar County, Mississippi.
Over the summer, Loch Gallagher (Director of Innovation & Special Programs) and Claudia Zurek (Spanish Teacher) led twelve Carlthorp School students and two mentor students on an educational trip to Costa Rica.