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Shady Lane School invites all families, alumni, staff and friends in the community to stay connected to the latest school news and events. Your interest and participation makes Shady Lane a special place. In addition to this page, please follow us on Twitter (@shadylaneschool) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/shadylaneschool). Watch for our "shade trees" logo!

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Shady Lane's Summer School-Age Program is back...

Shady Lane’s Summer School-Age Program, returning for Summer 2014, is designed to focus on that special time when children experience their first “summer break” between Kindergarten and First Grade. Our classroom includes a variety of child-directed and educator-directed experiences, acknowledging that all learning is mutual: adult-to-child, child-to-adult, and child-to-child. We encourage children to think independently by giving them opportunities to make choices throughout their day. We support a play-based philosophy, intermeshing play and social experiences as well as maintaining the skills gained in Kindergarten. Just as important, we promote and encourage an environment filled with love, kindness and empathy among our educators, students and families.

Led by Lexi Page, our Summer School-Age Program will run all summer long, to avoid the "bouncing" from program to program that typifies the summer experience for many children. Instead, we'll provide a stable and fun summertime for any child between Kindergarten and First Grade.

Please click on the birds at the top of the page (with the "Summer School-Age Program" banner!) for more details, or call Gina Capriotti at 412-243-4040, ext. 12. And find a link to our Summer School Age Waitlist Form below!

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Limited spaces available for fall 2014

We are currently in the process of inviting new students into all of our classrooms at Shady Lane School for the 2014-2015 school year, beginning in September. At this point, there are a number of spaces available for children to enroll, mostly for Half Day (8:45-12:30) and Full Day (8:45-3:00) schedules. (All children enrolled at Shady Lane are welcome to arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. to participate in early morning activities. Between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. each day, each class comes together in their classrooms to start the school day.)

If you have wanted to enroll your child at Shady Lane but worried that it was too late, now is the time to act! Getting on our waitlist now might make the difference between getting (or losing) a spot at Shady Lane for your child, regardless of the schedule you need. Please click here to visit our "Admissions & Financial Aid" page, or click here to download a Waitlist Form. If you have further questions, feel free to contact Janna Rasmussen, our Program Coordinator, at 412-243-4040, or use the "Contact Us" page to inquire about details.


Support Shady Lane on Day of Giving!

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Did you know that Shady Lane School commits over $80,000 every year to scholarship support? Please reach out on Pittsburgh's 2014 Day of Giving on May 6 and support Shady Lane's Scholarship Fund so that we can continue to provide this level of support to the local community. Every gift between $25 and $1,000 made through www.pittsburghgives.org at any time on May 6 will be partially matched by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Watch for more information soon. Thanks for your support!


Art on Ice 2014 Auction Winners Here!

Thanks so very much to all who attended last Thursday's Art on Ice 2014 event! All had a wonderful time; in many ways this was the most successful of our six Art on Ice events! Please click the link below to see a complete list of auction item winners; if you see your name and haven't yet paid for and/or picked up your item, all items and payments can be made at Shady Lane between now and the end of the day on Tuesday, April 1.

Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm! Here's looking forward to next year's event...

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Featured Professional Development Workshop

An Infant Educator's Book Studies Group:
Touchpoints
by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

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Instructor: Polly Lipkind, Professional Development Director, Shady Lane
Location: Shady Lane
100 N. Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Three Thursdays:
May 8, 1:00-3:00 PM
May 29, 1:00-4:00 PM
June 19, 1:00-4:00 PM
Total 9 DPW and Act 48 Hours

We will read Touchpoints and discuss a child’s emotional and behavioral development from birth to age three. Additional substantiating information from Magda Gerber and Alice Honig will enhance our experience. We will develop a greater understanding of the needs and abilities of babies, heightening our respect for infants and the developmental process they experience. Participants must attend all sessions in order to receive 9 PQAS and/or Act 48 hours.

Special Early Registration Bonus! Every participant who registers and pays by April 24th will receive a copy of the book, courtesy of PAEYC. Those registering after April 24th will be expected to purchase or borrow a copy of the book. The book is available online through amazon.com or at other online and retail booksellers.

This is a 3-part series. You must register for and attend all three parts in order to receive credit. Your registration fee of $21.00 includes all sessions of the series. Act 48 Credits are available for an additional fee of $5.00.
Please go to the PA Keys website to register for this class and for more information on Act 48 credits.

A Program of Shady Lane
This program funded through the Southwest Regional Key and PAEYC.


Making plans for the coming summer and fall?

JUST RELEASED! Download 2014-15 School Calendar


In Memoriam

Please click below or go to the "In Memoriam" page at "Our Story" to help us remember the legacy of Donna Chase.

Donna Chase


Now we're on Twitter!

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