The Ulysses S. Grant Foundation

An educational partnership between Yale and New Haven since 1953

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Save the Date! US Grant 2014 Student/Teacher Reunion

Please mark your calendars for the US Grant Student/Teacher Reunion! The reunion will be held on Sunday, November 9th from 2-4:00pm on Yale’s Old Campus, right outside of Dwight Hall (where we meet every day during the summer). This is a great chance for students and teachers to get together, catch up, and eat some delicious snacks! We hope students will all be able to attend for as much of the reunion as possible.
We will be outside playing games and enjoying each other’s company, so please tell your student to bring a coat!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at usgrantdirectors@gmail.com.

Parent Night Tomorrow, Thursday July 17th

PARENT VISIT NIGHT IS TOMORROW!

Parents and guardians, you are cordially invited to Parent Visit Night, which will take place tomorrow, July 17th, at Dwight Hall from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Your student’s teachers will be on hand to conference with you and discuss your student’s progress this summer. The directors will also be on hand to answer questions. We look forward to seeing all of you!

Dwight Hall is the building where your students have their classes each day. It is  located on Yale’s old campus. If you enter old campus from Phelps Gate (located at 344 College  Street) then Dwight Hall is the large brown brick building directly across from where you entered the green space that is old campus.

Questions? Call 203-624-6523

 

Week 2 Newsletter

Greetings from US Grant!

We’ve had a terrific second week and can’t believe how quickly the summer is going.

The sixth graders have been hard at work in humanities this week developing their own fantasy characters. In investigations, they have been sharpening their people-watching skills in order to develop better products. In Ms. Swong’s class the seventh graders simulated the election of 1960 and with Mr. Veitch they learned how neurons fire action potential. The eighth grade is diving into  a new unit on number theory and preparing to put America’s founding fathers on trial. With Mr. Shib  the 9th graders created payoff matrices and with Ms. Korewa they have learned the importance of immigrant newspapers.

Electives are well underway as well. This week students took a virtual trip to 19th century Paris, learned what to pack for a hike into the wilderness, and told the stories of Ancient Greek heroes through dramatic skits.

During Purdy time this week students heard about animal psychology from Professor Lori Santos, watched a performance by Yale’s folk music group Tangled Up In Blue,  spent an afternoon at Pierson College, and took tours of the Yale Art Gallery. We can’t wait to see everyone next week!

Important Announcements

~Remember that US Grant Family Open House night is scheduled for this coming Thursday July 17,  from 5:30-7pm at Dwight Hall!

~SAVE THE DATE: The final showcase will be held Thursday July 31st, from 5-7pm at Davies Auditorium.

~Our newsletter will now also be posted on our website www.yale.edu/usgrant.

Ms. Landon's designers doing the FIN chant!

Ms. Landon’s designers doing the FIN chant!

7th graders making a diagnosis in Mr. Veitch's investigations class.

7th graders making a diagnosis in Mr. Veitch’s investigations class.

Orientation Night Tomorrow: Thursday, June 26th

We are very excited to kick off US Grant 2014!  Tomorrow night there will be a mandatory orientation event for US Grant parents and students from 5:30-7:00pm. Orientation will be held at Davies Auditorium, located at 10 Hillhouse Avenue. Please see below for directions and parking information.

 

Directions and parking information:

Davies Auditorium is located in the Dunham Laboratories building at 10 Hillhouse Avenue.

Take EXIT 3 off I91. Head STRAIGHT off the exit onto Trumbull Street. Take a LEFT onto Temple Street. Take a RIGHT onto Grove Street. Take a RIGHT onto Hillhouse Avenue. Metered street parking is available on Hillhouse Avenue, Temple St., Grove Street, and Trumbull Street (Meters are free on Sundays). Free parking is available after 5pm at 17 Hillhouse Avenue at the corner of Hillhouse Ave and Trumbull Street.

Update: Summer 2014 Program Dates

Due to snow days, the program dates for this summer will now be Monday June 30th-Friday August 1st.

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