March 30th

Dance Anwhere 2014

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This past Friday GUS participated in Dance Anywhere 2014. Dance Anywhere (danceanywhere.org) is a public celebration of dance, around the world, done simultaneously!  With the help and leadership of Ms. Jeffery-Cassell, grades K-8 and GUS faculty learned the dance and performed it outside on Friday with kids from around the globe. This school wide dance event is new for GUS, and great fun was had by all!

February 19th

GUS Teacher and Ex-Olympian Advises Students to Hold on to Their Dreams

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Read Boston Globe Article here.

February 19th

REGISTER FOR GUS SUMMER CAMP NOW!

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Register here!

Download Brochure here.

Welcome to the GUS Summer Program 2014

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.

New this Year! Two new workshops for middle school students, “The Art of Leadership” and “The Art and Craft of Songwriting,” taught by Head of Glen Urquhart School Dave Provost. An all new program for children ages 4 to 5 taught by Joy Sullivan. A new afternoon option “campus kids” for children ages 4 to 8 and many new specialty workshops for all ages.

Our Campus

We are located on twenty-three acres of woodlands and fields in Beverly Farms, just one mile from beautiful West Beach. We take trips to the beach and play on our outdoor basketball court, playground and play structure, athletic fields, and in our air-controlled gymnasium. In summer, we offer complete access to classrooms, science labs, computers, SMART Boards, sky-lit art studio and kiln, kitchens, and auditorium.

We will open registration on February 1.

Read full class descriptions and more!

February 12th

Kentucky Derby Auction on Friday, May 2 at Tupper Manor

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Dust off your hats and shine those dancing shoes, because we’re “Off to the Races,” Friday, May 2 at Tupper Manor. This year’s event is a Kentucky Derby theme, including an outrageous hat contest and fabulous silent and live auctions. This is Glen Urquhart School’s biggest fundraising event, and it is sure to be a momentous occasion, with fine dining and dancing to live music, provided by Dave Provost and band. Creative Derby attire encouraged!

This event is crucial to raising funds to support teacher development and other important program initiatives at GUS and we need your help to make this year’s event a smashing success. We are happy to accept any and all donations, the best of which may creatively be inspired by you. Here are some examples of things that have proven successful:

•Host a cocktail or themed dinner party: Mexican Night, girl’s night out, pool party, picnic at the beach, fishing excursion etc.
•Cooking class, art/painting instruction, surfing lessons or whatever your forte
•Children’s Birthday Party
•Babysitting
•Carpool services
•Tutoring
•Theater or sporting event tickets
•Vacation Homes
•Airline miles

Please direct your donations to either Kelly Rostad krostad@gus.org or to Martha Burnham burnhammagnolia@yahoo.com and thank you for your consideration and generous support.

Auction Donation Letter

Auction Donation Form

Auction Sponsorship Letter

January 26th

SummerScape Free Camp Fair: Saturday, February 1st from 12:00 to 3:00 PM

Glen Urquhart School will host its 26th annual SummerScape Camp Fair on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. on the school’s campus in Beverly, MA.  The fair is the premier summer camp fair on the North Shore.   Representatives from more than 40 day and residential camps as well as unique summer programs from across the country will be available to talk with families about the perfect summer opportunity for your child.

This year, we have representatives from Annisquam Arts summer program, The Brooks School summer program, Boston Soccer Academy, Manchester Sailing Association, Rustic Pathways, Hurricane Island Outward Bound, Summer Institute for the Gifted, Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School and many, many more!

The fair is free and open to the public. Please join us and tell your friends and family to drop by as well for a day of fun and adventure!

If you are interested in volunteering and to find out more about the fair, please contact Sue Hepler at 978-927-1064 x117 or shepler@gus.org.

See you on Saturday, February 1st!

January 14th

KID’S COOKING CLASS


Kids in the Kitchen

This 5-week program is for 5 and 6 year old children, who love to help with the cooking at home!  Come learn how to prepare simple meals and snacks.  We will crack eggs and scramble them, churn our own butter, and sample it on our homemade bread. Kids will taste test different types of  fresh vegetables and herbs, and choose their favorites to stir-fry or to bake on pizza. Each week we will practice a new kitchen skill and learn about kitchen safety and how much fun cooking can be! All recipes will be nut-free.  Class will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 on January 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th, and February 26th.

December 19th

“Mindfulness” in Education, with Doug Worthen & Jess Morey at GUS on Tuesday, February 11th, 7:00 pm

Pushing Pause on the Tech Takeover, with Catherine Steiner-Adair at GUS on Monday, January 27: 8:30-9:30 AM

“Mindfulness” in Education, with Doug Worthen & Jess Morey at GUS on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Doug Worthen and Jess Morey will speak at GUS on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Worthen was a member of the UVA National Championship Lacrosse Team. Currently he is a teacher of the Mindfulness Program, which he initiated at Middlesex School. Doug received his MBSR teacher training in Mindfulness at UMASS and The Mindful Education Institute. Jess Morey is the Executive Director of Inward Bound Mindfulness for teens. Come learn how mindfulness can positively affect your everyday life in relationships, parenting, education and athletic performance.

Open to the public. Tickets $10

Author & Educator Deborah Roffman at GUS Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 pm

Deborah Roffman will speak at Glen Urquhart School on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in the Nance Assembly Room. Roffman is a nationally acclaimed educator and author of Sex and Sensibility, and her new book, Talk to Me First, Everything you Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ Go-To Person about Sex. She has more than thirty years of experience teaching kids and their parents about human sexuality.

The event is open to the public.

December 18th

Singer Songwriter Series with Mark Cutler on Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 PM

Mark Cutler will perform at Glen Urquhart School on Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 PM. The event will be held in Braemar and is open to the public. A recording artist and songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island, Cutler has been the lead singer for The Schemers, The Raindogs and The Dino Club. He is the winner of the Providence Phoenix Male Vocalist of 2010, and as the front man for the Raindogs, a Boston Music Awards winner. He also wrote songs for the soundtrack of Rhode Island filmaker Laura Colella’s just-released movie “Breakfast with Curtis.”


Tickets sold at the door.

Tickets $5

Open to the public.

December 18th

Pushing Pause on the Tech Takeover, with Catherine Steiner-Adair at GUS on Monday, January 27:8:30-9:30 AM

Author and expert on parenting in the digital age, Catherine Steiner-Adair Ed D will be at Glen Urquhart School on Monday, January 27 at 8:30 AM for a book talk and discussion with parents, GUS students and faculty. Steiner-Adair is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, school consultant, Harvard Medical Instructor and the author of The Big Disconnect, Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Steiner-Adair has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, CNN and PBS stations nationwide. She will discuss such hot button topics as how technology can put childhood development at risk, cyber-bullying, sexting, texting, and viral gossip among teens.

The morning event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

December 18th

“Mindfulness” in Education, with Doug Worthen & Jess Morey at GUS on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Doug Worthen and Jess Morey will speak at GUS on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Worthen was a member of the UVA National Championship Lacrosse Team. Currently he is a teacher of the Mindfulness Program, which he initiated at Middlesex School. Doug received his MBSR teacher training in Mindfulness at UMASS and The Mindful Education Institute. Jess Morey is the Executive Director of Inward Bound Mindfulness for teens. Come learn how mindfulness can positively affect your everyday life in relationships, parenting, education and athletic performance.

The event is open to the public. Tickets $10