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Dear friends,

Year four has officially settled in. The children are comfortable in their new environments and constantly discover new things they can do. The teachers are rolling out new projects and inquiries. The dance parties don't stop. Now we're beginning to confront the realities of zippers, mittens, and boots...time is flying, as usual!

Our classroom programs are the heart of what we do, but there are plenty of other ways that families can get involved with the U School. Here are the latest offerings from our U Family programs:

U Photo

Bring your family on an hour-long photographic adventure with Ellen Molina, U School teacher and resident camera-slinger. New locations and dates are open for registration on the U Photo page or through the links below, and if you've got your own ideas about where to explore, you can choose your own adventure!

Upcoming U Photo dates and locations:

11/3/18: Leslie Science & Nature Center
11/10/18: UM North Campus
11/17/18: UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens
12/1/18: UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens


Mindful Parents & Educators

Like it or not, the state of our own awareness while in the presence of children is always the primary mindfulness lesson we're teaching them. That's why in the MP&E program, we first spend 8 weeks establishing our own awareness practice, working on our own happiness, putting on our own metaphorical oxygen mask. For parents and teachers hoping to apply mindfulness to their interactions with children, it's critical to take this step first and then keep it going. This is the goal of our intro course: Boot Up Your Practice.
All those who have completed the intro can look forward to the new Practice With Children extension. In this 4-week course, we delve into some deep R&D to find the most effective ways we can talk about and share mindfulness practices with our children. We approach this goal from several angles, and along the way learn some refreshing ways to expand our own continuing practice.
So come catch your Wednesday night awareness workouts with Teacher Charlie! The calendar is all set for the year, and you can use the links below to register for the next two offerings.

MP&E Extension: Practice With Children

Fall 2018: November 28 - December 19
Spring 2019: March 6 - 27


MP&E Intro: Boot Up Your Practice

Winter 2019: January 2 - February 27
Spring 2019: April 3 - May 22


October Soirée


It's become our annual tradition to host an evening gathering for families to get together, enjoy some food, and hang out, once the first month or two of the school year is behind us. Again this year, the soirée was well-attended, and everyone was well-fed. Thanks to all who could make it out and spend a lovely evening at the school together, thanks to all those who were there in spirit, and thanks especially to the following donors who made it such a delectable affair:

Zingerman's Mail Order

Zingerman's Creamery

The Last Word
Thank you all very much for a great evening!

Last thing, friends:

Deadline approaching to order new U School gear...

A new round of shirts, hoodies, etc. are available again this year so you can wear your Ubuntu Power where everyone will see it. The sale ends this Wednesday; order quick.

Your new swag will be available for pickup at the U School after 11/15, and then you will be back in style.

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