Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 - Week 8

Hello Dale Street!  


It was active and exciting at #beproudbedale this week.  We are happy to share some of the wonderful things that took place. 


Fourth graders in Mrs. Dowd's classroom spent time this week visiting places from Egypt to Disney while working with longitude and latitude.  So much fun!  





Congratulations to our Positive Referrals this week.  Thank you for making our school such a great place!   We are very proud of you!


This student used great self control and patience.


This student was extremely inclusive.


This student exemplified collaboration this week.  

This student showed great patience and great communication skills.  

This student was very helpful without even being asked.

Students in Ms. Isaacson's fourth grade classroom dove into their FOSS science kits and collaborated to produce light.  Great job!  





The next Principal's Coffee will be held on Thursday, Nov 1st. The topics will include the 2018 MCAS results,  helpful hints for parents as Parent/Teacher conferences approach and a discussion about the new School Dismissal System. This Principal's Coffee will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Dale Street School cafeteria.   Feel free to bring younger children if childcare is an issue.


Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 30th, if you are planning to attend.


Thanks to Mary-Clare in Mrs. Flynn's class for reading today's book recommendation.  Mary-Clare recommended Frazzled by Booki Vivat for "someone who likes funny books."  Mary-Clare rated this book 10 stars!  Thanks Mary-Clare!

In Mrs. Flynn's fourth grade classroom this week students worked with area model during math.  






Vision Screening will be conducted next week by the Nurse Tuesday-Friday during PE classes.
Please remind students who wear glasses to bring them.



 Dale Street is super excited about holding a food drive to help support the Medfield Food Cupboard.  We began collecting items last Monday (10/15) and will continue collecting through Friday, November 2nd.  These are the most pressing needs at the present time: 

Canned Tuna - packed in water, please
Rice (bags, pilaf)
Pasta Sauce
Spaghetti
Chili
Beef Stew
Jelly/Jam
Juice-bottles,boxes
Kid Friendly Cereal 

Hot Cereal


Check out the PTO update which includes information about this important fundraiser and more!

YANKEE CANDLE AND MIXED BAG FUNDRAISER IS HERE!!
This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! Please check out the links to shop Yankee Candle and Mixed Bags and help support Dale Street!

Students in Mrs. Crable's fourth grade classroom used time in writer's workshop this week to continue to compose their narratives.  Can't wait to read the finished products! 








Special thanks to Scholastic and Jim James for their unbelievable generosity and Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Cowell for her tenacity in getting the best literature for our students!  Check out what our young learners will now have access to....  








Halloween at Dale Street

The Dale Street staff enjoys making Halloween a safe, exciting, and consistent experience for all students. On Wednesday, October 31st, all of our classrooms:

  • encourage all students to dress up in their costumes.  Please note that students’ faces may not be covered with a mask, hood, or other item. Please do not allow your child to bring fake weapons into school to accompany his/her costume, and particularly violent themes should be avoided.  
  • will have Halloween themed activities.  Activities will be teacher-directed and run throughout the day.
  • will have classroom snacks sent into school on October 31st.  The Head Room Parent will be coordinating this effort.  Please keep food and drink to these four categories: something crunchy, something sweet, a healthy fruit, and water.  Additionally, please be sensitive of allergies within classrooms.  The snack time and the Halloween themed activities will take place at different times depending on students’ schedules.  

We understand, and are happy that the children will receive a plethora of treats on Halloween night. Come Thursday, the staff at Dale Street encourages healthy foods for student snack times to help promote optimal learning.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.  
Angel Run Logo
Please consider registering for the 13th Annual Medfield Foundation Angel Run.  The Angel Run is a family friendly 5K with all the proceeds going to benefit families in the Medfield community.  All ages are welcome!  The course is decorated for the holiday seasons with carolers throughout the course to spread holiday cheer!

Early bird registration ends on 10/28.  You must register by 10/28 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  Registration is available here:  http://medfieldfoundation.org/angel-run/
That these Dale Street staff members: Kerry Cowell, Julie Lowerre, Maura Condon, Marissa Foley, Christy Callahan, and 
Kelly Bertschmann were selected to present at this year's MassCUE conference.  So proud of these individuals and all of the amazing teachers at Dale Street.   

Warm regards,
Steve

Respect • Compassion • Collaboration • Continuous Growth 


Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 - Week 7

Hi Dale Street!  

Another short, but productive and fun week here at #beproudbedale.  Check it out....


This week students in Señora LeVangie's and Señora DellaMonica's fifth grade World Language classes used Book Creator to showcase their Hispanic Heritage Month projects. Excelente!  




Our school participated in a bus evacuation on Tuesday.  All students (regardless of whether they ride the bus to and from school) participated in this important exercise.  Special thanks to Officer Manganello for her assistance with bus evacuation.



Mr. Douglas' fourth grade students worked with reading specialist, Mrs. Callahan this week on visualizing and how to make a 'movie in their mind' while they are reading.  


Congratulations to our Positive Referrals this week.  Thank you for making our school such a great place!   We are very proud of you!

This student modeled the Core Value of compassion.

This student was truly empathetic this week. 

This student showed great compassion for a fellow student.  

This student showed great compassion for a fellow student.  

This student (her second Positive Referral of the year) was extremely helpful out at recess.  
This student was extremely compassionate.  
This student demonstrated all four Core Values in PE this week. 




The MCPE Fall Ball is nearly three weeks away! Find all the logistical details here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/48d979_1fac74123b03407b991761c11cdf19b5.pdf. A reminder that if you cannot use your ticket and sell it/give it to someone else you MUST email mcpewebmaster@gmail.com as soon as possible. All attendees' names must appear on our guest list or you will not be allowed into the event. Thank you!




Grade 5 Kids' Night Out

The first 5th grade Kids Night Out will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 7-8:30 pm. Cost for each child will be $15 at the door. This fall's event is themed "Mr Grenham's Great Library Escape (based on the Mr Lemoncello's Libary books). We will have games/stations based upon different popular children's books (ie Cyclops Cornhole represents the Percy Jackson books), as well as the "Guess How Many Jars", a new DJ to play music and entertain the kids in the cafeteria, and much more. We need parent volunteers to make this a fun and safe event for the kids. Please consider signing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44afa728a7fc1-spring Thank you!  


On a visit to Ms. Bertschmann's fifth grade classroom this week, students used a budget to order breakfast, lunch, and dinner off student-created menus.  What a fun way to learn how to add and subtract decimals!


Our Elementary Guidance Department recently developed a new website.  Take a look...
Guidance Elementary Website

Thanks to Abby in Mrs. Flynn's class for reading today's book recommendation.  Abby recommended El Deafo by CeCe Bell for "people who like true stories based on difficulties."  Abby rated this book 4 stars!  Thanks Abby!

In Art class with Mrs. Delaney this week, students worked on showing a figure in action.  Their work is awesome! 









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Reminder: Picture Retakes will be on Tuesday, Oct 16.  If your child is getting their picture retaken, please have them bring in their unwanted picture package.



As reported last week, Dale Street is super excited about holding a food drive to help support the Medfield Food Cupboard.  After the blog was posted last week, the food cupboard's needs have shifted slightly.  These are the most pressing needs at the present time: 



Canned Tuna - packed in water, please
Rice (bags, pilaf)
Pasta Sauce
Spaghetti
Chili
Beef Stew
Jelly/Jam
Juice-bottles,boxes
Kid Friendly Cereal 
Hot Cereal

Students in Ms. Condon's and Mrs. Foley's fifth grade classrooms took time this week to put the finishing touches on their Mayan/Aztec masks.  What creative and talented students! 







This week students in Miss Carlyle's fifth grade classroom took time to create their own websites as part of their digital portfolios.  So cool! 


Staff at Dale Street participated in Fancy Friday at school today.  Students loved seeing their teachers all decked out!  







Monday, 10/15 - Friday, 11/2 - Collections for the Medfield Food Cupboard  
Tuesday, 10/16 - Dale Street Picture Re-Take Day
Thursday, 10/18 - Dale Street Site Council Meeting - 3:15 p.m.
Friday, 11/2 - Dale Street Spirit Day - Pajama Day

Thank you for checking in this week and we will see your children back here on Monday!

Warm regards,
Steve

Respect • Compassion • Collaboration • Continuous Growth