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During the week of November 13, Little Calhouners will be participating in a "Semillas de Monedas" fundraising effort to support the Rise and Read Program for children in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.
This holiday season, Calhoun students are asking you to support our local food pantry--the West Side Campaign Against Hunger--by donating canned or packaged goods, now through Nov. 17. You can also help make this a Happy Thanksgiving for ALL of our neighbors by supporting the Thousand Turkey Challenge, now through Nov. 21. Find out how!
Calhoun's Upper School 730 Jazz Ensemble will perform live at the annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College on Nov. 16, at 1:30pm. The performance by the student musicians will be livestreamed on the Lehman College Jazz Festival website (
Winter athletics kick off this week with some great pre-season play! Come support the teams and get your fill of Cougar basketball before Thanksgiving break. The Boys' JV Basketball (Grey) team will be the first to grace the Cougar home court this season, taking on York Prep in the 81st Street Gym on Fri., Nov. 17, 4pm.
Support Calhoun's holiday clothing drive! Donate gently used, clean clothing of all sizes, from now until November 17.  Bins for donations will be in the 81st Street lobby. The clothing drive is a joint collaboration of students in fifth and tenth grades.
Middle School thespians present "The Musicians of Bremen: A Play with Music for Children," on Nov. 15, 16 & 17. All performances begin at 6:30pm in The Steinberg Theater, located in Calhoun's Lower School (160 West 74th Street); tickets are now on sale at!
US art teacher Auguste Elder will talk about his ceramic work on Sat., Nov. 11, 2:30-6pm, for the Opening Exhibit of his solo art show, which runs from Nov. 11-Dec. 3 at the American Buddhist Study Center Library, 331 Riverside Drive.  RSVP is required for the Opening Exhibit, which will include light refreshments; most works will be on sale.
Parents, faculty/staff and alums are invited to join Calhoun's drop-in Monday Night Basketball! See the schedule for October/November, and get on the email list for notices.
Congratulations to Lavern McDonald, Upper School Associate Director and social studies teacher, who has been named a 2017-18 Teacher Fellow at New York University's Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and to Darren Anderson, ASP/81st Assistant Director and screenwriter, whose latest feature film, Quest, is currently in competition in the Austin Film Festival! 
The Girls' JV Volleyball team has won both the 2017 NYCAL League Championship and the NYCAL Tournament Championship! Cougars ended their powerhouse year with a 2-0 win on Fri., Oct. 20, against LFNY in the NYCAL Tourney Finals, in front of a packed Calhoun gym.
The Girls' Varsity Volleyball team won the NYCAL League Championship after an undefeated run this fall. The girls play in the NYCAL Championship Tournament semifinals at home on Wed., Oct. 25, 4pm. Be there, and wear your green! Go Cougars!
The Calhoun community is invited to a special Benefit for Disaster Relief on Friday, October 27, 3:30-6:30pm, at 81st Street. The event, hosted by Upper School students and open to community members of all ages--will bring together student initiatives from all Calhoun division to focus on raising awareness, political action and fundraising for disaster relief efforts. Upper School students will be researching and identifying organization(s) to receive funds.
More Calhouners are using our virtual bulletin board than ever--check it out! You won't want to miss this opportunity to post or search for babysitters; vacation homes; merchandise for sale; jobs and services. Find out how to log in to the password-protected Bulletin Board on Calhoun's website.
Graduates of 1992-2013: Join us on Thurs., Nov. 16, when the Annual Alumni Pub Night gathers grads to kick off the holiday season. The event returns this year to midtown; details and invitations to come soon!
Alumni helped make the 19 for 19 Campaign for Calhoun a historic success. In fact, alums accounted for 48 percent of all Annual Fund gifts to Calhoun last year! Read more--and look for the 2016-17 Annual Giving Report, coming soon.
Students and faculty across all four divisions are launching numerous initiatives to respond to hurricane victims, beginning the week of October 16 with three Donation Drives and culminating in an all-school event on Friday, October 27. Find out how you can participate!
Members of the Calhoun Girls' Volleyball program raised $2,900 during their annual Dig Pink fundraiser on Thurs., Oct. 12. And there's still time to help raise that number past $3,000, by purchasing a Calhoun Dig Pink sweatshirt before Oct. 25; find out how.
Calhoun's undefeated Girls' Volleyball teams head into the NYCAL Championship tournaments in the next two weeks, while the Girls' Varsity Soccer team is aiming for a spot in the championships for the first time in its short history!  Meanwhile, the Boys' Varsity Soccer and Varsity Cross Country teams head into their last games of the season. Check the schedule and cheer for our Cougars!
Upper School percussion teacher Greg Landes will perform  with the Pit Stop Players in a concert,"Absolut Collusion--An Evening of Great Russian Music," on October 23, 7:30pm, at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, West 66th Street. Tickets online.
Applications are now being accepted for Calhoun's Progressive Education Traditions class (PET)--a free, six-part evening course on progressive education pedagogy and practice. Calhoun Upper School students, parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty/staff as well as outside educators are invited to apply  Deadline for applications is November 13. 

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