A Message from the Principal

by Lucia Sullivan on 11/10/2015

Dear Canyon Families,

When I was hired, it was made clear there was a strong desire for a more robust science program at Canyon School. We have a vibrant, highly educated community with many parents working in STEM fields. In an attempt to harness that energy and all available resources, I would like to convene a STEM task force. The initial goals of this task force would be the following:

  1. Develop clear, measurable goals for bringing more STEM resources to Canyon
  2. Identify resources, grants, enrichment programs and other opportunities available to us
  3. Align our STEM goals with our Technology plan
  4. Develop an implementation plan

If you would be interested in participating in this task force, please complete the following survey.

Thank you,
Lucia Sullivan

A Message from the Principal: Reminder about High School Info Nights

by Lucia Sullivan on 11/05/2015

Walkathon By the Numbers

by Lucia Sullivan on 11/04/2015

  • 21,833.47 dollars raised
  • 13,301.47 dollars raised by k12 walkers
  • 1353 total laps walked
  • 450 total miles walked
  • 91 percent of k12 class that participated in walkathon
  • 55 student walkers
  • 51 most laps run (Sean and Julian)
  • 50 runner up for most laps (Jasia)
  • 47 most laps in 345 (Rio)
  • 3 incredibly dedicated parents we want to thank for planning and running this event!

Thank you Sonya, Kelley and Cassie!! None of this would have been possible without your time and energy.

A Message from the Principal

by Lucia Sullivan on 11/03/2015

Hope you are all enjoying the light in the mornings! I wanted to give you a quick update on aftercare this year. Please remember, if you are not here supervising your child after school, they will be placed in aftercare until you or your designee arrives to pick them up. Camille has hired additional on-call staff so that on rainy days we will have additional after-care teachers allowing us to differentiate activities by age level. Videos may be available to students after 4 pm, and alternate activities will be available as well.

A Message from the Principal

by Lucia Sullivan on 09/23/2015

Dear Canyon Community,

It feels funny to welcome you all back to school, especially since you have all been so welcoming to me, but indeed to do want to welcome you. For educators the start of the school year is a special time full of optimism and promise. Students and educators return from summer full of new ideas and excited to be back in familiar routines.

It has been delightful to observe students reconnecting with friends and teachers (and to see new friendships forming as well). It is truly a privilege to join such a special community and to have the opportunity to get to know all of you.

As a new principal, I see my role as preserving and protecting the best aspects of Canyon and supporting the faculty and staff as they continue to learn and grow. In that spirit, I’d like to share with you a few of my current favorite books related to education and parenting.

The Parents We Mean to Be by Richard Weissbourd
Mindset: the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steele

I hope you will join me in this endeavor by sharing your hopes and concerns with me. If you don’t catch me at pick up or drop off, please email, call or set up a meeting through Ramona for a Tuesday or Thursday. I look forward to getting to know you all as we work together to make this the most joyful and productive school year ever.

Lucia Sullivan