At Turning Point School, we know that there are fascinating connections between our minds and our bodies. The ability to express ourselves through movement and performance can make us happier, instill pride, and even change the brain to improve learning. Even better, when we can explore these outlets and spend quality time together—with our children, families, co-workers, and teachers—it makes our entire community stronger and more resilient.
We have three upcoming events this month at Turning Point that bring our community together and showcase these principles. They also brighten our spirits as the days get longer and the skies become a bit sunnier following several weeks of relentless (but much-needed!) rain.
This Friday, February 17 is Turning Point’s annual Hoop-a-Thon, which brings together students, staff, and families to support and celebrate our health and wellness programs. Students are eagerly practicing their shots in anticipation of demonstrating their hard work and self-confidence to parents, teachers, and classmates. Thank you to all who have contributed to this event: your time, leadership, donations, and talents are deeply appreciated. All proceeds benefit the athletics program, garden program, and our Level 8 mentoring program at Weemes Elementary School.
I hope you have also made plans to join us on Sunday, February 26 to walk, run, or cheer during the Screenland 5K! As you know, we are proud sponsors of this “friend-raising” event, which is part of the year-long celebration of the Culver City Centennial. The gorgeous Hoop-a-Thon shirts are doubling as our 5K shirts, and I, for one, am hoping to see a sea of purple t-shirts dominating this race! There are many ways to participate; I hope you will take a moment to read through the options and select the activity that most resonates with your family.
Finally, the Middle School Players will be performing The Phantom Tollbooth, the story of a child’s adventures in the Kingdom of Wisdom. This play especially appeals to those of us who relish language, as wordplay, puns, and idioms liberally season the language throughout. Show times for this family-friendly show are Friday, February 24 at 6:00 pm, and Saturday, February 25, at 3:00 pm. Reservations are appreciated by emailing Ms. Jane McEneaney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to sharing with you these opportunities to explore the benefits of movement, witness the power of performance, and of course, celebrate the remarkable work and commitment of our students and our community.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg
Head of School