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Back to School 2020-2021!

We are so ready to start planning for the fall of 2020 and welcome our returning and new families! On this page, you will find links to information for the coming school year. If you have any questions, please contact Terri White in the Grammar School or Robin Reed in the Upper School at 901-380-9192.

FOR ALL KINDERGARTEN, 7TH GRADE, AND NEW STUDENTS:
We are required by the state of Tennessee to collect immunization records that show all of the required immunizations for every child. The form needs to be the official Certificate of Immunization form issued by the TN Department of Health. Additionally, please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to the office. If you have not given the Main Office the copy of this form for each enrolled child, please do so on or before Meet the Teacher Day on August 10.

All Parents:
If there are any changes to your contact information, medical information, emergency pick up information, etc., please log in to your ParentsWeb account and click on “Web forms.” Choose the “WA Family Demographic Form” and update your information! So easy!

Grammar School Information

We hope you will find the Summer Reading Plan a useful tool for cultivating a love of good literature and for encouraging your child to read. 

1. Enjoy a book as a family! Reading aloud not only stimulates an interest in good books, but also models expressive, fluent reading. Using appropriate intonation, expression, phrasing, and pausing demonstrates that meaning is embedded in the interpretation of words and fosters comprehension.

2. Set up a daily reading time and provide age-appropriate books. You will find wonderful, graded selections on the attached recommended reading list.

3. Make frequent trips to the library!

4. Periodically have your child read aloud to you as you follow along in the text. This will help you assess your child's reading progress. Encourage your child by helping him sound out words if he begins to struggle.

5. Encourage your child in his required summer reading. Students entering grades 3-6 are required to read two books, but we hope students will read many more. See the list below for the specifics of your child's grade. 

Rising 3rd grade:

  • Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder (parents are encouraged to read this book aloud to students as it bridges the 2nd grade reading selection of little House in the Big Woods and the 3rd grade reading of On the Banks of Plum Creek)
  • One chapter book of your choice. See suggested reading list here. Students should bring this book to the first day of school, ready to tell briefly the story and what they enjoyed about it.

Rising 4th grade:

Rising 5th grade:

  • The Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth George Speare.
  • One book from the 5th grade summer reading list.
  • For both books, students should use the summary worksheet to record their reading. This will be turned in on the first day of school.

Rising 6th grade:

  • The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster. Students should bring this book to the first day of school, as it will be the first literature selection that the class discusses.
  • One book from either the history or the historical fiction section under the 6th grade recommended reading list.
  • For both books, students should use the summary worksheet to record their reading. This will be turned in on the first day of school.

Upper School Information

Below you will find the list of books by grade for required summer reading. If an ISBN is listed, please purchase that edition.  Books may be purchased anywhere. Amazon “Idea lists” have been set up at HERE with the required books. If you choose to purchase a used book, there should be NO written notes from previous users.

Upper School Summer Reading Lists

Below is a list of school supplies that Upper School students will need to have on the first day of school. Items will be broken down by class only if specifics are required. If you have questions, please contact Robin Reed.

Upper School Supply Lists

Parents are to purchase the consumable books below for the appropriate grade. Books need to be the correct ISBN since they will be used in class. Books may be purchased anywhere. Amazon “Idea lists” have been set up at HERE with the required books. If you choose to purchase a used book, there should be NO written notes from previous users.

Upper School Consumables Lists

Aftercare & Enrichments

Yoga, tennis skills, gymnastics, dance, STEM clubs, ballet, drama club, and MORE!

You can also find information about aftercare here, including the prepay option that includes a 20% discount.

Upper & Grammar School Information