Dozens of Walden School families brought their favorite board games to the Toby Hayward Community Room last night. Walden School Parent Guild hosts this annual event to encourage community building and provide a cooperative and collaborative environment for families to socialize together.


Parent volunteers Mark Krause and Cristin O’Callahan organized dinner for all participants. In addition to the main board game room, there was a Bingo Room and a quiet room for more reflective activities like reading together.


“Not everything that counts can be counted.
And not everything that can be counted, counts.”
– Albert Einstein


At Walden School, all parents are members of the Parent Guild. Walden Director Matt Allio thanked the Parent Guild for creating Family Game Night by noting that the school community thrives because of the extraordinary support of the parents. “We would be less of a school without the volunteer efforts of our parents,” Allio said. He went on to say that the all-school events provided by the Parent Guild, like Family Game Night, contribute to the strong sense of community at Walden.

Family Game Night

January 29, 2015

Walden School families brought their favorite board games to share with other families in the Toby Hayward Community Room. This annual free event is fun for all ages, and included dinner sponsored by Walden School Parent Guild.

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Educators and parents know that important life lessons are learned and practiced while playing board games. From learning to take turns, to analyzing upcoming options, to respectfully and gracefully winning and losing – many habits valued in society can be instilled in children through board games.

DSC_0494Often, a board game reinforces math and reading skills, too. Old standards like Scrabble and chess have been enjoyed for generations, while new games like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride are challenging and entertaining at the same time.

Special thanks to this year’s organizers, Mark and Kristin!

Mark and Kristin organized Walden School's 2015 Family Game Night!

Mark and Kristin organized Walden School’s 2015 Family Game Night!

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