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Forget Talent: Why Practice is Key to Most Prodigies’ Success

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In the age-old fight between hard work and talent, researcher Anders Ericsson says it’s no contest. Practice wins the day.

Please read here an interesting article about practice and talent: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/06/01/forget-talent-why-practice-is-key-to-most-prodigies-success/

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Outdoor Environment Upgrade

We are proud to announce that the outside of the Foxworthy campus got refreshed with a few more plants. It was a lot to be done and it took a big group of volunteers many hours of work, but in the end two 10 gal. trees, one 5 gal. bush & two 1 gal. bushes have been planted. Also, mulch got spread by the new school sign and by the courtyard area next to the office and infant community windows.

Many thanks to all the wonderful families that volunteer to help us, and to our staff members & their families for joining the team. Also, we would like to thank Our City Forest who delivered the trees and brought a large group of high school volunteers. They also brought plenty of tools for everyone, making our work much easier.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

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Last week, our Primary children celebrated Lunar New Year. Many wore red or traditional costumes as a part of the celebration. The children also cooked dumplings, colored masks and had their faces painted in the manner of Chinese opera performers. The children at the Foxworthy campus heard the story of the Nian Dragon, and why wearing red, eating dumplings and setting off firecrackers are part of the Lunar New Year tradition. They where also introduced to Chinese music through performances of different instruments and demonstrations of Chinese Opera singing. At the end of the ceremony, Rebecca, head of the Primary school and Jeanette, head of the Elementary school came to give each child their traditional red envelope with good luck money inside. At lunch time they where treated to Chinese samples of food.

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June 17 - July 1, 2016
No school in Primary. Daycare only.

July 1, 2016
Last day of school for Infant Community

July 4 - 8, 2016
School is closed

July 11, 2016
First day of summer school

July 13, 2016
Insect Discovery Lab in Primary Foxworthy

July 20, 2016
Roy Porfido (magician) in Primary Foxworthy

July 25, 2016
Primary Foxworthy field trip to Webb Ranch