FoxTales 08-26-14

Words from Dr. Carroll…

Welcome Back

Welcome back students and parents!! We have had a very productive summer here at Seneca Academy, and we are ready for the school year. It was wonderful seeing elementary students and parents at our Meet and Greet this past Tuesday, and we look forward to seeing preschool students and parents next Tuesday and Wednesday. Our first day of elementary was filled with greetings, investigations and fun- see below for pictures!

We have a few new faces here at Seneca Academy this year, and some shifting of roles.

Shernette Hall is our 2nd Grade teacher. Ms. Hall attended Notre Dame University for her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. She has taught 1st through 3rd grade in private independent schools including Georgetown Day School, The Sheridan School, and most recently, St. Francis International School. She also taught art with a math focus in after school programs for six years.

Keri Giller is our 3rd Grade teacher. Ms. Giller’s family has lived overseas for the past 12 years. She has taught in schools in Dakar, Senegal and most recently, in Madrid, Spain. Ms. Giller has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Illinois and has almost completed her Master of Education degree from George Mason University.

Melissa Harkins, who has been a Seneca Academy preschool assistant for the past 2 years, will now be our elementary P.E. teacher.

Kate Agliata has been both a preschool teacher and a substitute in the past. She is now a preschool 3’s assistant teacher.

I am delighted with our new teachers and the knowledge and energy they bring. They are the perfect complement to our many returning teachers!

First Day of School Pictures

Calling All Parents of 2-year-olds…

FALL Parent’s Day Out Classes are Forming Now

Our popular Parent’s Day Out program is back for the Fall for children who are 2 by June 1st. For only $405 (with a $20 registration fee) you can choose from Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday sessions starting the week of October 1st and running for 15 weeks.

Drop off your 2 year-old for morning of play, crafts, music, movement and fun – all in the nurturing, safe environment you know and trust at Seneca Academy!

Please tell you friends! A flyer can be DOWNLOADED HERE to share and all applications and class selection information is available on the website:

Community Events

2nd Annual Baby Steps 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, September 7

Come join Seneca Academy for a fun walk at the
RIO Washingtonian Center. Proceeds from the 5K go to support Baby’s Bounty MC, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential items such as gear and clothing to babies born to victims of domestic abuse, teen mothers, and those living in poverty.

7:30 a.m – Registration will open

7:45 a.m – Warm Up by SOLDIERFIT

8:00 a.m – 5k Timed Run

8:45 a.m – Warm Up by SOLDIERFIT

9:00 a.m – Start of the fun run/walk 5k and 1 Mile course

(Strollers and Kids are welcome!)
We would love to have a Team Seneca walk so you can REGISTER HERE for the event and come in you Seneca T-shirt to show your school spirit!

The Ride to Conquer Cancer
Sunday, September 14

We will have the bike riders stopping at Seneca Academy on Sunday the 14th. The riders will be in their second day of the journey and we will be offering moral support in the form of a cheering station. More detailed information will follow, but if you or a friend would like to participate in the bike ride you can REGISTER HERE for the event.

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