October 4, 2017

From the Smarty Education Corner and Palisades Episcopal School: Why PES

By Smarty Guest Blogger and Palisades Episcopal School parent Sashle Eslaquit

We enrolled our daughter as a kindergartner at Palisades Episcopal School because we believe in PES and its mission: a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit. Halymah, who is now in second grade, is the happiest she could be and we are always captivated to hear about her day and what she learned (from classical composers to Mesopotamia to coniferous and deciduous trees). There is nothing more gratifying than watching your children love and enjoy learning.Halymah playground

In her two years at PES, Halymah has blossomed from a little caterpillar into a confident butterfly! PES has not just become her home away from home, but has become an extended family to our family. Halymah feels safe in her environment and is confident to ask questions, speak in front of others and share her opinions. This gives us peace of mind knowing that our child’s mind is being enriched with immense knowledge, but she is also being taken care of when away from home.

Happy children learn best and that was an important piece we wanted for our daughter. PES students are encouraged to find the joy in learning. Classroom lessons are active and interactive and PES’ unhurried and creative learning environment focuses on mastery of skills as the goal, rather than just memorization of facts. Students are provided time to think, discuss, process and apply their knowledge which in turn promotes intellectual curiosity and creates lifelong learners.

We appreciate that PES focuses on educating the whole child – mind, body and spirit. Halymah and her classmates have regular opportunities to experience learning. They take field trips to experience first-hand accounts of history, science, art, and literature. They live and breathe their learning far beyond the limits of their classroom walls.
Halymah discovery place 2

The education our children receive now will forever impact the rest of their lives… academically, socially, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and even philosophically! When I share Halymah’s PES experience with friends, they are in awe of what she is learning and how her love of learning is being fostered and celebrated. I encourage you to visit to PES and experience firsthand how your children could benefit from this dynamic education.

Sashle Eslaquit with her family including daughter Halymah, second grade, and Ben, rising JK

Sashle Eslaquit with her family including daughter Halymah, second grade, and Ben, rising JK

Upcoming PES Admissions Events

Storytime Adventures
Reading, art and music workshops for parents & children ages 3-5 years. All Storytime Adventures begin at 10 a.m. Space is limited.

October 13, 2017 – The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Bring a Friend Days
Students are invited to spend the day at PES and learn more about our school. You do not need to know a current student to attend our Bring A Friend Days.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017

Every day is an Open House at PES – tours scheduled at your convenience.

Register for any of these events at www.pescharlotte.org/upcoming-events

For more information, please contact Monique Gilbert at mgilbert@pescharlotte.org or 704.583.1825.

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13120 Grand Palisades Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28278
Twitter @pescharlotte

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