Publications & Resources
To help keep parents informed about life at the school, St. Francis publishes two newsletters on a regular basis.
Wolf Watch is published via e-mail every Friday (except holidays) and keeps the parent community up-to-date concerning upcoming events, scholastic competitions, parent groups and other noteworthy information.
Point Notes is published each month except in June, July and December and provides a communication channel between Head of School Susan Lair and the parent community. In it, Dr. Lair provides behind-the-scenes information about the school, parenting advice, information about upcoming events, faculty spotlights and other information pertinent to school life.
Raising children presents both joys and challenges, and we can all benefit from a little help along the way. We’ve found the following books, articles and websites to be especially helpful:
Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age
by Dan Kindlon
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years written by Dr. Judy Harris Helm and Dr. Lilian Katz
“How to Ruin a Child: Too Much Esteem, Too Little Sleep” by George F. Will
“Kids Online: Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety” By Christy Matte
“The Creativity Crisis” from the July 10, 2010, issue of Newsweek