Read on for information about the weeks ahead, general parent communications, school-wide happenings and events, philanthropy updates, and EPC communications. Watch your inbox for the ES Weekly, Epiphany School's eNewsletter to our families.
Annie Kim joins Epiphany School as a Third Grade teacher with 15 years of teaching experience, most recently at Seattle Country Day School. For more details, see our earlier announcement. Read on to learn more!
1) Could you tell us a little about yourself? I moved out to Seattle from Philadelphia three years ago and this upcoming year will be my 15th year teaching! I have a 19-month-old son named William, a ten-year-old cockapoo named Chloe and have been married for ten years.
2) What drew you to the teaching profession? As a teacher, creating a classroom community that is engaging, inclusive, and challenging is my greatest passion. I’m inspired by these children who surround me every day with their innate curiosity and wonder for so many beautiful and broken things in this world. My sincerest hope is that every child under my care will leave my room at the end of the year as more empathetic, curious, and kind people.
Thank you for taking time to complete our annual Epiphany School Family Survey of Mission Effectiveness. Your feedback is incredibly important. It is also anonymous, so please be candid! We use your input to shape programs and services, and to learn how we can make our families' experience at Epiphany School better. Click here to get started.
For your summertime viewing pleasure, we've uploaded every 2019 grade-level performance video to a single video gallery. To access the private "2019 Epiphany School Drama and Musical Performances" showcase, use the password 2019performances. Enjoy!
The Summer Reading Challenge is here! Happy summer reading!
Dear Class of 2019,
We are so proud of you and all that you have learned and meant to Epiphany School since you started here. You have grown as students, friends, and peers through hard work and commitment to the 3Cs and 3Rs. The adults in your lives have worked with and watched you with great appreciation as your skills, talents, voices, and views have increased and expanded. You have learned much along the journey, and your class will be remembered as thoughtful and good-natured, full of advocates, scientists, humorists, artists, collaborators, and friends. We will miss you! We hope you return often to visit, knowing you each hold a special place in our hearts and our history as a graduate of Epiphany School.
Jenn Elkin, & everyone at Epiphany School
Dear Epiphany School,
We can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you’ve given us throughout our journey at Epiphany. You’ve been there when we needed you, whether it was for an ice pack, another math strategy, or a hug.
We’ll never forget the three C's and R's. We’ve learned confidence in our performances, presentations, and assemblies. You’ve fed our curiosity with engaging lessons. You’ve supported our courageousness in the classroom and on the kickball field. We’ve practiced responsibility in our classroom communities. We’ve been resourceful in every grade as we’ve grown and matured, and we’ve shown respect to each other along the way.
The end of the school year is upon us, and what a great year it’s been. Our students have worked hard all year long to make academic progress, social-emotional growth, and create a strong community of learners. We are so proud of them and grateful for all the support their families have provided to make the year so productive.
Our faculty and staff have also worked diligently on behalf of all students throughout the year, and we are so appreciative of the dedication they have shown to each student’s growth and development. As learners themselves, our faculty and staff have continued to demonstrate their commitment to lifelong learning through the robust professional development they have participated in this year. This summer will be no different, as over two-thirds of our staff are engaging in a variety of professional development endeavors, including attendance at national conferences, local workshops, and school-sponsored independent studies. Upon their return in September, staff will collaborate and share what they have learned and discuss how best to incorporate that learning for the betterment of students next year.
On Sunday, June 9, twenty members of the Class of 2012 gathered on campus for our annual alumni reunion! On this fun afternoon, former Epiphany School students who are finishing high school are invited back to visit with old friends and catch up with teachers and staff members from their Epiphany years. This year's class reminisced about favorite memories, including "science class with Davis," "Marilyn's garden," "our kinder-buddies," and "meeting lifelong friends." We toured the campus, encountering many familiar places—although several alums commented that everything just seemed smaller!