U Family – Lexicon Circles


The U School Lexicon is a reference tool which lays out the language used by educators at the U School with children and with each other. We have found that when our whole community (teachers, parents, children, and other caregivers) build greater understanding of and consistent use of the lexicon that this language tool becomes especially powerful. With this in mind many parents have asked how can they learn more about the lexicon and how teachers use it at the U School. Additionally there has been ongoing interest in establishing U Family parenting circles. It has been something that our co-founder and director, Ryan, has been wanting to put together for quite some time. Now here it is….U Family – Lexicon Circles!

What is a Lexicon Circle?

A gathering of family members, educators, and caregivers to discuss the full range of joys, trials, successes, and challenges we face in cultivating inspiring environments and experiences for children. Critically, these meetings will emphasize the U School Lexicon sections – Ubuntu, Powers, Awareness, Choice, Fun (The PEACE Plan) – as a platform for productive discourse at your child’s level.

Attending a Lexicon Circle

Lexicon Circles can be attended by preregistering below or dropping in the day of. Attend when you can and as often as you can.

When? Every other month on a Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30pm.

  • May 14, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • January 23, 2020
  • November 21, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • July 18, 2019 (Canceled)
  • May 23, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • February 28, 2019 (Rescheduled from January!)

Where? The U School.

3630 Plaza Dr. 5A & 6A, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Cost? Lexicon Circles are free for U Learning enrolled families, with a suggested donation of $10 for others. 100% of donations will go towards the U School’s tuition assistance fund.