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4th Grade Class Gets Visit from Para-Athlete

February 14, 2018
President of Achillies International, Erin Spaulding, came to visit with some students in the fourth grade at Renbrook School in West Hartford. Her visit gave an inside look into the world of determined para-athletes. Students also got a chance to visit an adaptive gym, Chapter 126. They experienced wheelchair basketball, blind soccer and adaptive PE exercises to better understand the lives of their adopted parathletes.
The mission of Achilles International and Chapter126 is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running, paralympic and Special Olympic events in order to promote personal achievement.
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Renbrook School to Hold Book Discussion & Signing

January 22, 2018

Best-selling author Jessica Shattuck will be at Renbrook School at 2865 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT on February 6th at 6:30 p.m. discussing her latest novel “The Women in the Castle.” This event is free and open to the public and will include a book discussion, sale, and signing. This event is free and open to the public and will include book sales, discussion, and author signing. Reserve your seat at www.renbrook.org/shattuck
Shattuck’s most recent novel, “The Women in the Castle”, is a New York Times Bestseller, and The Hazards of Good Breeding was a New York Times Notable Book, a Boston Globe best book of the year, and a finalist for the 2003 PEN/Winship Award.

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Renbrook plays Ukulele

January 22, 2018

Ms. Burger shows some students how to play the Ukulele. What instrument did you learn to play in school when you were growing up? 

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Lower School Collects Gifts for Families

December 6, 2017

The Renbrook Lower School (Preschool-Grade 5) Service Learning Committee formed a partnership with Gifts of Love in Avon and recently participated in their Holiday Program. Each grade level was given a family to spread joy to during the upcoming holiday season. They sponsored a total of eight families and through the generosity of the Renbrook Community was able to get everything on their list and then some!

 
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17th Annual Heifer Marketplace Comes to Campus

November 17, 2017

Renbrook sixth graders showed their support for Heifer International with their 17th annual International Marketplace on campus. Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Renbrook is the only school in Connecticut that offers an entire curriculum around Heifer International. Students learn to write letters asking for donations and practice public speaking for the marketplace where students persuade visitors to donate. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.The students raised Sixth graders showed their support for Heifer International by learning to write letters, ask for donations and practice public speaking for the marketplace. So far the students raised $9334.50! For more information, visit www.heifer.org

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Veteran’s Day Reflections

November 13, 2017

Staff Sergeant Warren Toland was on campus addressing the students about what it means to serve one’s country. He is a veteran that has served in Afghanistan, and he is on active duty in the Army National Guard. Immediately following the assembly he worked with the 8th grade to show them how to raise and lower the flag.

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Renbrook Shined with Creativity with the National Cardboard Challenge

October 28, 2017
Award-winning filmmaker Nirvan Mullick speaks around the world about the critical need to foster creativity, the power of storytelling, and the potential of every moment to have an impact. He spent the day at Renbrook School on Thursday, October 26 cheering kids on from Renbrook and partnering school, Jumoke Academy as they built arcade games out of cardboard for the National Cardboard Challenge.
 
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Renbrook Hosts Career Day with CT’s First Female Lieutenant Governor

October 27, 2017

On October 27, 2017, Renbrook held its 2nd annual Alumni Career Day for 8th and 9th graders. Four alumni returned to Renbrook to talk with students and answer their career- and school-related questions. The goals of the program were to give students a look at some careers and career paths, to show them the (sometimes curvy) road to a career, and to instill a sense of being a part of a community bigger than the students and faculty they see at school every day. View pictures at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm54HHym

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Renbrook Welcomes Nirvan Mullick on Oct. 26th

September 12, 2017

Award winning filmmaker Nirvan Mullick speaks to educators and entrepreneurs around the world about the critical need to foster creativity, the power of storytelling, and the potential of every moment to have an impact. He will be at Renbrook School on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m in Stedman Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public  Please RSVP

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Ice Cream for All!

September 5, 2017

To celebrate the success of a great start to the school year, the Parent Association scooped ice cream for the entire school on Friday! What a treat! You can view more pics on the Renbrook Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm79TJYU

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Kindergarten Explores the Renbrook Campus

September 5, 2017

The Kindergarten students explored the Renbrook campus on Friday and enjoyed a bit of sunshine. See more pics at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm878pSi

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Orientation Day

August 30, 2017

Orientation ended up being a beautiful day with lots of smiling faces! Welcome back everyone! Especially our new families.

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Annual Renbrook Kids 2K Race!

July 19, 2017

Over 100 students at Renbrook School in West Hartford ran 1.5 miles (2 kilometer) around campus on May 30 for the 8th annual Renbrook Kids 2K. After the race, students organized backpacks that were donated filled with new school supplies to benefit Gifts of Love and the Community Farm of Simsbury. See the pics on our Flickr page! https://flic.kr/s/aHskWkDc3s

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Celebrate Renbrook 2017 was a Huge Success!

July 19, 2017

A beautiful evening with friends, delicious food, great music and a very generous community, we could not have asked for more. On behalf of all at Renbrook School, thank you for celebrating with us.

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Kindergarten Culmination Celebration

July 19, 2017
A perfect way to end the school year with a Kindergarten Culmination Celebration. Check out the slideshow!
 
 
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