Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 - Week 16

Hello Dale Street Community!


On behalf of the Dale Street staff, I would like to thank all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to meet with our teachers over the past two weeks.  We strongly believe in the importance of the home/school connection and recognize that a strong working partnership results in the greatest success for our students. Thank you for all of your continued support!

Dale Street had a school-wide assembly this morning highlighting our school's Core Values.  Special thanks to the students in Ms. Isaacson's class for creating and leading the assembly.  They did an outstanding job! Please check out the video shown at the assembly.




Ms. Bertschmann's grade 5 classroom spent time this week creating a holiday/winter themed poetry book.  Google slides and #collaboration = a lot of laughs and many compliments!  









Thanks to Ryan in Mrs. Ross' class for reading today's book recommendation.  Ryan recommended Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce  for "someone who enjoys comedy"  Ryan rated this book '5 1/2 stars'  Thanks Ryan!

This week, students in Mr. Douglas' fourth grade classroom participated in math workshop.  Students moved throughout centers to gain a deeper understanding of long division.   



Check out the artwork created by our Dale Street students under the direction of Mrs. Delaney.  It is fabulous and brightens up our already beautiful cafeteria!  







Has your child lost something?  It may be in the Dale Street Lost & Found!  The Lost & Found has been temporarily moved to the office lobby for easy access.  Please have your child look (or feel free to come in yourself) to see if any of the many, many items belong to your child.  All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on 12/21.
Check it out...Mrs. Ross' fourth grade class is piloting chromebook tablets for Google for Education.  Recent uses include how to best represent division, learning more about immigration, and differentiation in typing to record students' thoughts.  So neat!  






The Federation for Children with Special Needs will present "Understanding Basic Rights in Special Education" on December 18th at 7pm in the Blake Library. In this presentation families will learn about their rights under special education law, special education procedures, and other information so they can better participate in the team process and support their student. To learn more about Medfield SEPAC, please visit  our website: https://sites.google.com/mail.medfield.k12.ma.us/sepac/


Thank you to the Patriots for answering Brady's letter.  So cool!  


Thank you to all of the students and staff who participated in this week's Hat Day to benefit the Medfield Home Committee.  This day raised over $105!!!


Thank you to all of the Dale Street students and their families for creating holiday cards for the residents of the Thomas Upham House, the patients at Children's Hospital and members of our military.  What an extraordinary display of #compassion!   

Winter is here!  Please make sure your children come to school dressed appropriately for the cold weather.  Students will have recess OUTSIDE if the 'feels like' temperature is 20 or above.  Hats, gloves and coats are strongly encouraged. 



Only those children wearing a coat, snow pants & boots
 may go out onto the field to play in the snow. Without these items, children may go out, but must stay on the hardtop. Thank you for your support!


Medfield Food and Nutrition Services
Part Time Employment

Are you looking for a job with school hours and the school schedule?
We have a job for you!!
The Medfield Food and Nutrition Department is looking for friendly employees who like working with kids to work in the school lunch program
We are looking for substitute food service workers to join our team.
If you are Interested in applying
 Please contact Karen Markowski or Jeanne Johnson
(508)242-8897
Jeannej@Dedham.k12.ma.us


Substitutes and Assistants
We continue to need substitutes at all levels in our schools please apply on SchoolSpring. Just imagine, if you could give only one day per week and many other people did as well, we would not be in such need of substitutes.  If you feel qualified, please consider this helpful role.

Reminder


Dale Street's 

due on Monday, December 17th.  

December 17th - School Committee Meeting - 7:30 p.m. HS

December 18th - Dale Street Flea Market 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
December 21st - 1/2 Day 11:40 a.m. dismissal


As always, thank you for reading.  Have a great weekend!

Steve


Respect • Compassion • Collaboration • Continuous Growth 

Friday, December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 - Week 15

Greetings Dale Street Families!

What a fun and productive week at #beproudbedale! Please take a minute and scroll through to check out all the happenings.  
Student-Led/Family conferences continue next week.  On Tuesday, December 11th, we will have an early  dismissal (11:40 AM) for our students.  Please don't forget to update your child's dismissal plans on School Dismissal Manager.  We look forward to seeing you.
Congratulations to Dale Street's Girls on the Run participants as they competed in the Angel Run last weekend.  So proud of this great group!  Way to go!  

Thank you to all of the families who were able to join us for the first Positive Referral breakfast of the 2018-2019 school year.  The Food Service department provided coffee, juice, and a variety of delicious treats for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to them for all of their hard work organizing this event.  Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the students who continue to demonstrate outstanding character.  We are so proud of you for making such great choices each and every day!



This week students in Ms. DiPesa's fourth grade classroom used a creative way to gain a deeper understanding of remainders.  Students made sticker books and then generated mathematical questions. 






Congratulations to these two students who won November's Math Challenge!  Special thanks to Mrs. Wells for coordinating these challenges.  

Mrs. Flynn's fourth grade students took a road trip to Canada this week as they kicked off their Canada/Mexico unit.  Safe travels! 











The Lost & Found is overflowing!  Please come take a look for any missing coats, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, water bottles, hats, gloves, etc.  All unclaimed items will be donated on 12/21.

Thanks to Grace in Mrs. Crable's class for reading today's book recommendation.  Grace recommended 13 Gifts by Wendy Mass  for "someone who loves a book that has surprises and twists on every page!"  Grace rated this book '10 stars'  Thanks Grace!

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 has been extremely helpful and shown a great work ethic.


This student demonstrated wonderful compassion.  


This student models our Core Values each and every day.  


This student has demonstrated all of of Core Values at a high level. 

This student was very helpful and continuously displays a positive attitude.  


This student can be counted on to always do the right thing.  
This student showed wonderful compassion.  
Mrs. Foley's fifth grade students used time this week coding as part of Hour of Code 2018.  Coding is always fun, but even more fun with our MCPE funded Pro-Bots.  






Check out the PTO update this week!


Today, students in Mr. Douglas' fourth grade classroom used their creative skills (and they have so many) to design their own Breakout.  #talented






The Dale Street Student Advisory Council met last week and initiated the idea of creating holiday cards for individuals in the military, residents of the Thomas Upham House, and patients at Children's Hospital.  Dale Street students are encouraged to create cards for one, two, or all three of these groups.  Students may create as many cards as they wish.  The specifics for the cards are:
*Written on 8 1/2 x 11 paper
*Just include first name (no personal information)
*Some possible ideas: draw holiday items, thank you for your service, get well soon, stay strong, stay safe, happy holidays, happy New Year
*Students can make more than one card if they want

*Cards are due back to school by Wednesday, December 12th   


To help support Medfield's Home Committee, the Student Advisory Council (with input from their classmates) has decided to have a Hat Day on Wednesday, December 12th. We will have a suggested donation of $1 to participate.  All proceeds will go to Medfield's Home Committee. 


Our Guidance staff has scheduled a parent coffee on Mindfulness on Friday, December 14th at the Memorial School.  Please check out the flyer below.  











As always, thank you for reading.  Have a great weekend!

Steve

Respect • Compassion • Collaboration • Continuous Growth