Hello Dale Street Community,
Thanks for taking the time to check in on the sights and information from our week. Although the weather was a little different this week compared to the prior weeks, Dale Street students and staff were still focused and on task while in-person and remotely. Have a look...
On Wednesday, Grade 4 students used their math skills (partial products) to 'save' the Macy’s Day Parade. #makinglearningfun!
In World Language this week with Señora LeVangie and Señora DellaMonica, Grade 4 students spent time discussing school subjects they like and dislike. ¿Te gusta la clase de música? Buen Trabajo, everyone!
Please make note of the following important change to the schedules for Cohort A & B for the upcoming week.
On Tuesday, November 24th, students in Cohort B will attend school in-person while students in Cohort A will work remotely. This change results from discussions concerning the length of time between in-person learning days for Cohort B due to the Thanksgiving recess. Making this switch allows both of our cohorts to receive in-person instruction during the week of November 23rd.
Please note that virtual notebooks will be adjusted to reflect this change for both cohorts and that teachers will conduct a morning check-in with Cohort A on Tuesday, November 24th.
We appreciate your flexibility and understanding with this adjustment.
Wednesday, Nov 25, is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
Please make sure you have updated School Dismissal Manager to accurately reflect your child's dismissal plans for these days!
In Mrs. Chamblin's fifth grade class this week, students had a great time collaborating about the lost colony of Roanoke. Their conversations were thoughtful and evidence-based. Great work!
The Dale Street Student Council met this past Wednesday. These students are AMAZING! Our discussion centered around their initiative to support local restaurants during the pandemic. Beginning last week, 2 restaurants are sponsored by the Dale Street Student Council and their classmates. Be sure to help our local restaurants! Here are this week's Medfield food establishments:
- Hearts of Lettuce salad with creamy gorgonzola cheese dressing, bacon, and diced tomatoes
- Risotto with roasted red peppers served with asparagus and your choice of chicken, steak tips,
- shrimp or salmon
- Linguine with meat sauce and sausage in a flavorful marinara sauce
- Kid cheeseburger with tasty fries
- Heavenly Key Lime Pie
Do you like Pizza? Do you not like driving far just for a pizza? Then go to Medfield House of Pizza for the best type of pizza in the world. Medfield House of Pizza is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. If you’re a student at Dale Street or Blake Middle school and you want to walk uptown with friends after school and you get kind of hungry, then Medfield House of Pizza is here at 10 North Street, Medfield MA, or online at medfieldhouseofpizza.com. But wait there’s more...Medfield House of Pizza isn’t just pizza it’s the top-rated Mediterranean food restaurant in town!!! Even better than that, Yelp has rated Medfield House of Pizza with 4.5 stars. Maybe you could eat there and see how good it is too.
In the Virtual Makerspace with Library Media Specialist, Ms. Sweeney, students used lesson resources from NASA. Their paper helicopters came out awesome!
Students may bring lunch from home or purchase a meal from the cafeteria. Lunch is prepared by our cafeteria staff and is delivered to the classrooms. Meals prepared in the cafeteria will be free to all students for the 2020-2021 school year. Families will still need to complete the free & reduced lunch application.
On Tuesday, we held our first Site Council meeting of the year. The meeting minutes are available on the Dale Street website. Thank you to the parents and teachers who volunteered to serve on this year's Dale Street Site Council.
Check out this awesome nomination for Mrs. Nee!
HEROES UNDER THE MASK-nominate a hero today!
Our teachers and staff are working tirelessly to ensure our children's safety, social-emotional health, educational progress, and happiness. This is your chance to recognize all the little and big things they are doing to make this unsettled time purposeful! Please take a moment to share the positive experiences your family is experiencing during this time by nominating a hero using the Heroes Under the Mask Nomination. Nominations will be shared publicly so that we can celebrate the positive efforts as a community.
Medfield Outreach has extended their weekly drop-in mental health hours through November. Please check out this flyer for more information. There are also new weekly drop-in times for students. Click here for details.
Reusable Water Bottle
Please send your child in with a refillable water bottle. We can't allow students to use the water fountains, but we do have two water bottle stations. Wearing masks can make your mouth more dry and we do let students keep a bottle of water in school.
The Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) community coalition has the goal of reducing youth substance use and improving the health and wellbeing of Medfield youth. During the month of November, the MCAP coalition, in partnership with the Medfield Police, is implementing a “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most” campaign in order to increase awareness and reduce underage drinking. We ask you to join us, along with other local community organizations, agencies, and businesses, in this effort!
Please read this important flyer about how to talk to your Dale student about alcohol use.
This week, Grade 4 students worked on a project-based learning opportunity focused on explorers. Students participated in authentic and engaging lessons while they researched and presented information about various explorers. Awesome activity - Awesome work, young learners!
We will be holding virtual parent-teacher conferences this year on Thursday, December 10th from 12-3:30 p.m., and Tuesday, December 15th from 12:00-3:30 p.m. Be sure to sign up for a conference time with your child's teacher. These are early release days and students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Please update School Dismissal Manager to reflect your child's dismissal plans on these days.
*Be sure to update School Dismissal Manager!
*Tuesday - Cohort B in-person day, Cohort A remote day
*Wednesday - 12:00 p.m. Early Release
*Thursday and Friday - No School - Thanksgiving recess
This is the last blog before Thanksgiving. I want to share how thankful I am to work in such an incredible town with such amazing students, families, and educators. Thank you all for your continued support and best wishes for a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!
Respect * Compassion * Collaboration * Continuous Growth