Friday, February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020 - Week 24

Hello Dale Street,

Happy Valentine's Day to all!  Check this out...Dale Street students involved in the Girls on a Mission group came to school early today decorated the teachers' room and prepared breakfast for the staff at #beproudbedale.  The food and the atmosphere were incredible.  Needless to say, it was a fabulous way to start the day!  We appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Our Daily Daily News Team continues to crush the morning announcements.  Here is one of the news segments from this week: Daily Dale

Bravo to our Positive Referral this week!  Thanks for being a great role model!

Congratulations to our February Math Challenge winners!  Great job!!

Bravo to Ms. Bertschmann's Grade 5 students!  They were awesome as they shared their informational writing projects this week.  The element of choice can be a game-changer for students.  

In Mandarin this week with Mrs. Song, students learned about the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year.  Check out these very creative and talented pictures developed by our awesome students.  

The next Principal's Coffee will be held on Friday, March 6th, at 8:45 a.m. in the Dale Street School cafeteria.  I will be sharing information on the placement process for the 2020-2021 school year and Dr. Marsden is planning to be on hand to give an update on the Dale Street School building project.  Please RSVP if you are planning to attend.

Last week, I shared out the amazing assembly that Ms. DiPesa's class, Ms. Condon's class, and Ms. McKenzie's class developed and facilitated.  Take a look at this wonderful article that highlights last week's assembly.   

This week, students in Mrs. Dowd's fourth-grade class participated in a photo gallery walk to help gain a deeper understanding of the meanings of their words. What a fun and collaborative way to learn!  

Check out the PTO update with information about the Grade 4 Kids' Night Out, the Giving Tree for Dale St staff, Winter Carnival, volunteer opportunities and more!

Reading Specialist, Mrs. Callahan visited Mr. Douglas' fourth-grade class to help students think deeper about their reading.  Students used Google Drawings to create heart maps that helped students with this task.  

Fourth-grade students in Ms. MacDonnell's class and Ms. Isaacson's class participated in a fun and creative way to dive deeper into fractions.  How you ask?  Using fractions to make their own ice cream of course! #makinglearningfun 

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading in all of the classrooms over the past few weeks.  This term, I selected the book Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev.  This book highlights the importance of being inclusive and shares our Core Values of compassion and collaboration.  Connecting with the kids is the best part of the job!  

Thank you to the MCPE for dropping off this delicious cake at Dale Street today.   

 We hope that you enjoy some time with your family and friends during February break.  There will be no school for students on Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st. Students will return to school on Monday, February 24, 2020.

 Have an awesome vacation!

Respect • Compassion • Collaboration • Continuous Growth

Friday, February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020 - Week 23

Hello Dale Street,

We had an amazing Core Value assembly today organized by Ms. DiPesa's, Ms. Condon's and Ms. McKenzie's classrooms.  Thank you to all of our community members who came in to be a part of this awesome learning experience.  Be sure to ask your child what they learned!  #ContinuousGrowth

Check out these words of wisdom about #continuousgrowth

Congratulations to our Positive Referral this week.  Thank you for making our school such an amazing place!  We are very proud of you!

Last Friday, the PTO hosted a Dale Street Variety Show.  The students who performed did a fantastic job!  The talent and the bravery the students demonstrated was phenomenal!  Special thanks to Meg Meg Cabezud, all the volunteers, and Mr. Mason for helping produce a great show.

Valentine's Day is fast approaching....very exciting!  In an effort to ensure safety for all of our students and staff, we are requesting that no food/candy be sent in with Valentine's cards.  Teachers will be sending out information in the coming weeks to detail specific classroom celebrations.  The Head Room Parent will be coordinating this effort.  Each classroom will have a 'Party in a Bag'.  Once again our very generous PTO will provide a brown bag to every student at Dale Street.  These bags were distributed today.  Please have your child decorate (if they wish) or simply print their name on the brown paper bag. Please return the brown bag on the day of their classroom celebration filled with a few of your child’s favorite food items. Some examples are: juice box or mini water bottle, small salty snack, fun sweet snack (cupcake, cookie), additional items could be a piece of fruit, a small yogurt, or any additional healthy snack.  Adding a little note to your child's bag will definitely make them happy!  The snack time and Valentine's themed activities will take place at different times depending on students’ schedules and will be planned/overseen by classroom teachers.  Thank you in advance for your assistance to help create a fun and safe day at Dale Street!

This week, Grade 5 students worked on problem solving strategies with Guidance Counselor, Ms. Warner.  Ask your child about how 'turtles', 'sharks', and 'owls' handle problems.  

Today was spirit day at Dale Street: Career Day.  Check out some of our future professionals!

In the Makerspace with Mrs. Lowerre this week, Grade 4 students created art and music!  

Students and staff are invited to participate in the Dale Street School March Madness Free Throw Shooting Contest.  The contest begins Tuesday, March 3rd. Click here for more information.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 14th.         

The next Principal's Coffee will be held on Friday, March 6th, at 8:45 a.m. in the Dale Street School cafeteria.  I will be sharing information on the placement process for the 2020-2021 school year and giving an update on the Dale Street School building project.  Please RSVP if you are planning to attend.

Check out the PTO update with information about the Winter Carnival, volunteer opportunities and more!

MCPE's Treasured Experiences Online Auction is closes TONIGHT at 10pm!! There's something for everyone from VIP seats at graduation, to dance and ice cream parties with teachers to student principal for a day! Go to to get your bids in!

Dale Street students continue to love our MCPE funded viewfinders.  Today, students tied in our 'Career Day' and explored different careers.  What an amazing way to learn! 

Please read this important information from our school nurse regarding illness guidelines.

The Dale Street Student Council representatives are collecting board games, small, new stuffed animals, DVD's, and money for the children with cancer at Children's Hospital during Trimester II.  There are collection bins at Dale Street now through Friday, February 14th to collect donated items.  Any monetary donations can be turned into the office.

Now-February 14th - Collection for Boston Children's Center Cancer Center (see info above)

February 17th-21st - Winter Break

 Have a great weekend!
Respect • Compassion • Collaboration • Continuous Growth