Author Archives: CONeal

Head of School, St. Thomas Families, Uncategorized

Educating, Parenting, Gardening

September 18, 2018, Author: CONeal

If you joined us on Back to School Night then you’ve heard me discuss the analogy between parenting and gardening.  The analogy comes from  Dr. Alison Gopnik a psychologist whose 2017 book The Gardener and the Carpenter examines parenting through the lens of carpentry and gardening and how these two hobbies represent different philosophies on raising kids.

Events, St. Thomas Families

Friendly Fridays are Back!

September 13, 2018, Author: CONeal

Fridays at St. Thomas, you are welcome to walk your student to their class, and then join other parents for some coffee (or tea) and conversation after Chapel. We hope to see you there!

PTO, St. Thomas Families

Spirit Wear Forms (due 9/13)

September 10, 2018, Author: CONeal

View and download your Spirit Shirt Order Form today. Be sure to check out all the items on sale. You know have more options to pick from to help you show your school spirit. STAES 2018-19 Spirit Wear Order Form (1)

2018-19 School Year, Events

Back to School Night

September 4, 2018, Author: CONeal

We invite you to come out to "Back to School Night" at St. Thomas. Meet New Faculty and Staff and most importantly, hear about all that your child will be learning this year. Be sure to catch a presentation from Head of School and PTO. We look forward to seeing you there.

2018-19 School Year, Art

Chalk Art Lessons

August 31, 2018, Author: CONeal

NPR recently featured a story called Coloring Books and Worksheets: What’s the Value of ‘Staying in the Lines’.  It’s a great listen/read if you’re interested in learning more about art education, and the value of giving children the space for creative expression.  The following quote stood out to me: …art education isn’t just about […]