Julia will talk about her just-published book about youth culture in Havana, The Other Side of Paradise. Amazon describes the book as, "Eye-opening and politically prescient…offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us."
Julia is a freelance journalist and teacher who has lived in and reported from Mexico City and Havana. She has received fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center and Columbia University, where she completed her master of fine arts in creative nonfiction writing. Her essays about Cuba have been published in Conde Nast Traveller, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Best Women's Travel Writing anthology, among numerous newspapers and magazines. Julia writes and teaches at the New School in New York City.
If you are unable to attend Julia's assembly at Catlin Gabel, you can catch her at Powell's on Hawthorne at 7:30 p.m. in an event co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council and Powell's Books.
This meeting is an annual favorite. College counselor Kate Grant moderates a panel discussion among a group of seniors. They’ll talk about their Catlin Gabel experiences, plans for the spring (college decisions will not have been made yet), and offer advise for parents. Everyone is invited! Bring your questions for the class of 2014!
Coffee and tea are available to parents at 8 a.m. in the Barn prior to the meeting.
Catlin Gabel has a long-standing relationship with Maru-a-Pula (MAP) School in Gaborone, Botswana. Each year, we host one MAP scholar.
This weekend, we'll have a much larger MAP presence on campus, as the school's highly regarded student marimba band is coming to perform. This is the second time that the band will have visited the Pacific Northwest and the first since 2010. Beyond sharing the love of marimba, the tour's goal is to raise funds for the school's orphans and vulnerable children scholarship program. You can check out some of their videos here.
Local group Boka Marimba will open the show.
Suggested donation $10–$15
Students and teachers from across the school come together annually for an enchanting afternoon of walking, skipping, sprinting, talking, and hanging out. It's a fundraiser benefiting financial aid. This year's goal is $75,000!
Collaborate, code, and create!
All students, parents, and siblings are welcome and encouraged to attend. Pizza included!
The PFA invites you to join other Catlin Gabel families, students, and staff for an evening of innovative collaboration where you take center stage as a digital creator. Learn about coding applications that developers use, and then build an application or game of your own. Stay until 8 p.m. and hear from students about their experiences on the digital frontier.
Teachers and parents will present during an introductory session from 5 to 6 p.m. Then we will grab pizza before breaking into groups to explore your choice of topics from beginning coding to web programming, Android phone programming, and processing.
Thank you to the evening’s volunteer instructors and presenters: parents Matthew Galaher, Adrienne Hill, Tim Rayle, and Suresh Srinivas; teachers Meredith Goddard and Rob van Nood; and students Soha Ahmed, Andrew Hill, Anaga Srinivas, Lukas Stracovsky, Roy Stracovsky, and Iman Wahle.
Please bring a laptop (PC or MAC with WiFi), tablet, or smart (Android or Apple) phone for your family. The school will have loaners on hand for those who need them.
RSVP here to ensure that we have enough pizza for everyone.
Resources to verify that your device can support this for the breakout session.
Android Phone Programming
Come hear about some of the signature programs that embody Catlin Gabel’s commitment to experiential and innovative learning.
- PLACE: Urban Studies
- Global Education and International Exchange Programs
- Global Online Academy
- Outdoor Education
- Summer Camps
Come to the Barn before the meeting for coffee and tea starting at 8:00 a.m.
By popular demand, we are repeating the evening presentation from January 14.
Please join us for a discussion to explore the complexity of parenting children as they navigate the digital world. We will examine digital citizenship and the role of adults in supporting children develop into wise consumers of technology.
The dancers from the Children's Palace in Shanghai return to Catlin Gabel by popular demand. Prepare to be charmed!
In honor of Lark Palma's final year at Catlin Gabel, and in tribute to her tireless commitment to the performing arts program, teachers and students are coming together to stage a musical revue. The Ovation for Lark will include numbers from the shows that Lark has directed or choreographed during her 19 years at the school and a selection of pieces from shows that Lark particularly loves. Join us for this joyful tribute.
Admission is free.