Dear SKS Families,

The pictures above are from today. Thanks to a number of volunteer moms and dads, we had a “buddy read” and a silent sustained reading (SSR) period.  The students were great today and I was proud of them.

While this was going on, our teachers were being in serviced by a teacher/coach from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) on “Anxiety in a Classroom Setting.”  You may have heard me say often: “The brain needs a safe place to learn,” that’s physically, mentally and emotionally.

The information below is about a speaker who is a professional in this field. She is coming to our area on January 10th at Radnor High school. The event is free and open to the public.  You might want to mark this night down to attend if it is of interest to you. As it says below, seats are limited so register in advance.

The Advent Season is upon us starting this Sunday. It’s important as Catholics that we understand the reason and meaning of this season.  It’s important that we pass this on to the children. The outside world has us thinking about the Christmas season since before Halloween. I have seen stores, advertisements, and decorations for Christmas way before Thanksgiving.

Advent is the season that prepares for His coming. We should be mindful of that. A family could simply spend a small amount of time in prayer together. As a family, we could be more patient and forgiving of each other.  We can help others in need at this time, as many of you already do.  Christmas will be here soon enough. As a community, let’s do our best to keep the coming of the Christ Child as the reason for this season.

Continued blessings on you and your families.

Take care,


Dear Friend,

We are writing to you because in past years you have signed up to attend our annual Radnor Speaker Series, co-hosted by The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) and the Radnor Township School District (RTSD) PTOs and PTSA, and wanted to share some exciting news about this year’s event!

On Wednesday, January 10 at 7pm, we will welcome child psychologist and anxiety expert Dr. Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP as this year’s Radnor Speaker Series presenter at Radnor High School in the Main Auditorium.  Her must-see presentation will focus on what is normal anxiety and what is not.  Dr. Dahlsgaard will leverage her experience as the Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC) in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at CHOP to help parents, students, educators and community members understand and manage today’s stresses and anxieties for school-aged children.  She will explain the hidden costs of worrying about your children and introduce parenting strategies that will help families connect and thrive.

Space is limited and seats are filling up very quickly.  For more information and to RSVP now, click on the following link:  We hope to see you there!