you're looking for a solution to your early childhood needs, or a program
for your school age children, the answer can be as easy as a visit to
the Walden School. Your children as young as 6 weeks of age and up to
as mature as 12 years have a special place here where a nurturing environment
and caring staff help your children grow and flourish.
Our philosophy makes the Walden School a child friendly environment. Parents
too will find that being involved with the Walden School is more than
a partnership in raising their children. Open communication with staff
and directors is encouraged, and a variety of activities are planned especially
to involve parents in special events in their child's school activities.
Our emphasis is directly and indirectly focused on children's self esteem
through developmentally appropriate skill practice and activities
and pre-kindergarten classes help ready children for their successive
years in elementary classes. Our kindergarten program successfully melds
phonics and whole language programs to develop strong reading skills;
along with our hands on Math Their Way programs, children develop a solid
base on which to continue to learn. Our first through second grades continue
to excite children about learning as well as helping to develop strong
and more one to one contact with their teacher during the day, help children
succeed in mastering subject matter.
Helping Others for the Holidays
school has often taken the initiative to offer ways for our families to
join together in worthy projects. Once again, wed like to extend
help to some of the neediest families in the Houston area. For several
years Walden has collaborated during December with a school which only
takes homeless children. The school is House of Tiny Treasures. Tiny Treasures
receives help from the S.E.A.R.C.H. project. If your family would like
to help a child this season, please inquire at the office about a project
we will be taking
on. Families may choose a child to purchase gifts for this holiday. Our
goal is to provide each child with a new outfit with underwear, socks,
shoes, and a toy. We will need to have all of our gifts here by Friday,
December 12. We had a wonderful outpouring of care last year. Walden parents
and staff were able to provide every child with these much needed items.
We could not have been more proud of our loving families. This year we
have 55 children to provide for. Thanks for your help.
Holiday parties for all classes will be on Friday, December 18th from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We will have a special visitor drop in from
the North Pole between 10:00 and 11:00 Friday morning. Food may be brought
to the party, but it must be store-bought. We are sorry that no homemade
items may be given to the children. Kindergarten through 2nd grades will
be dismissed at 12:00 noon.
Our Afterschoolers (Kindergarten and above)
will have several fun field trips and activities over the holidays. Wear
your Walden T-shirt on field trip days. See the
Monday, December 22nd- Reindeer games
Tuesday, December 23rd - Bowling field trip. (Kindergarten-1st
grade 9:30-12:30 $10.00.) (2nd & above 12:00-3:30 $10.00)
Wednesday, December 24th - Walden Closes at 2:15
Thursday, Dec. 25th - Walden is closed for the Christmas
Friday, Dec. 26th - Bring a game day.
Mon., December 29th - Art and Crafts
Tues., Dec. 30th - Laser Zone field trip for Kindergarten
and above 9:30 . 12:30 $10.00
Wednesday, December 31 - New Years Eve Party activities
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - WALDEN IS CLOSED
Friday, Jan. 2, - Cooking Activity
in the Weather
The weather is changing. Bring appropriate clothing for going outdoors,
and be sure to label clothing with your childs name. It really helps
us to keep up with items. Thanks!