Friday, March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019 - Week 27

Hello Dale Street,

Wow...so many awesome things at #beproudbedale this week! Creation, innovation, wonderful learning and a cool school assembly. Take a peek....


In Ms. DiPesa's fourth grade classroom this week, students designed and collaborated on a marble run science challenge.  What a fun way to learn science!  







Congratulations to our Positive Referral this week!



Ms. Carlyle's fifth grade students had a blast using their student-made fraction games this week.  Very innovative!  









Thanks to Ryan in Mrs. Ross' class for reading today's book recommendation.  Ryan recommended I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg by Lauren Tarshis for "someone who likes extreme wars."  Ryan rated this book 4.5 out of 5 stars!  Thanks Ryan!
On Thursday, one of Dale Street's former rock star teachers, Mrs. Curran visited Ms. Condon's fifth grade classroom to read a story.  Once a teacher, always a teacher.  Thank you Mrs. Curran!  

Click here for the PTO update with lots of information about upcoming events!



The Grade 5 KNO is tonight, Friday, 3/15, from 7-8:30pm.  Click here for the permission slip and details. 

The Grade 4 KNO is on Friday, 3/22, from 7-8:30pm.  Click here for the permission slip and details.

THANK YOU!!!
The Winter Carnival was once again a huge success, bringing in around $17,000 for each of our K-5 schools! We can’t thank everyone enough for all the ways you contributed to the success of the Winter Carnival this year! Thank you for volunteering.  Thank you for donating. Thank you for sponsoring. Thank you for baking. Thank you for coming and enjoying time with family and friends. THANK YOU!!


The Dale Street School Site Council is requesting your feedback.  The following survey addresses many topics, including technology, homework, communication, curriculum and culture.  The information from this survey will be used when creating Dale Street's next School Improvement Plan.  We truly value your feedback and thank you in advance for your time in completing this brief 2 minute survey.  Please respond by March 29th. 

On a visit to Mrs. Lowerre's fifth grade classroom today, students were involved in predicting how much fresh water is available on Earth as a kick off to their water cycle unit.  Can't wait to see what's next!    





Parent/teacher conferences begin next week. Conferences are a wonderful time to check in with your child's teacher about their academic and social/emotional growth. Conference dates are set for Thursday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 26th. Both days are half days for the students with dismissal at 11:40 a.m. Please note that Term II report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, March 19th.


Thank you to our Friday DJ who rocked the lunchroom today!




Here’s an easy way to say "thanks" to Dale's teachers!  Teachers have indicated wished-for classroom supply items on tags hanging from a “tree” (see above) in the front hallway. When you’re in the building for conferences, feel free to grab a tag or two from your child’s teacher or any of the specialist teachers to fulfill some of their wishes during the month of March!


On Tuesday, Ms. Isaacson's fourth grade classroom ventured down to the Makerspace to create artifacts that will accompany their North America presentations.  Great work! 












Round 3 (the Sweet Sixteen) of our March Madness Tournament will be held next week.  Round 2 scores will be tabulated on Monday morning and students will be notified at lunch.  Students and staff who make it to Round 3 will need to shoot 10 free throws during one of the following days: Wednesday, 3/20, or Friday, 3/22, between 7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.  Please note that all team members do not have to come the same day, but all need to shoot the free throws by Friday, 3/22.


Did you know that members of the Harlem Wizards dropped by Dale Street on Tuesday morning to say hello?  There was a great turnout for their game at the high school on Tuesday night.  Thanks to our Dale Street teachers who participated: Mr Mason, Ms. Laughna and  Ms. Hayes.











Holliston has collaborated with surrounding districts to bring the Special Olympics to the Holliston High School Field House on Friday, March 22, 2019. The event will held from 9:15-12:15.

Several Medfield students will be participating in the Special Olympics. If you and your child are interested in attending to support our athletes, transportation must be provided by the parent. If you and your child choose to attend, please let the office know so the morning absence will be considered ‘Excused’. This can be done by choosing “Late Arrival” in the School Dismissal Manager and add Special Olympics in the note section.

Your student will be expected to return to school by 12:45.  If you choose to keep your student out of school for the afternoon, the remainder of the day will be considered ‘Unexcused’.


Medfield School Nurses
have started a new Twitter account!

Please follow them @MedfieldNurses on Twitter for health updates and information.




Please join us Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm in the Blake Library to hear Mary Bruhl, Director of Student Services, discuss her entry plan and MA DESE Coordinate Program Review updates. And come support our student athletes at the 5 town Special Olympics event hosted by Holliston High School on March 22nd! To learn about SEPAC, please visit  our website: https://sites.google.com/mail.medfield.k12.ma.us/sepac/



This week, students in Ms. Costello's fifth grade classroom took a deeper look at volume.  Students used their created juices and developed comics of real world problems where a character needed to find the volume of a rectangular prism.  So cool! 









Friday, March 15 - Grade 5 Kids' Night Out (7-8:30pm)
Tuesday, March 19 - Term 2 report cards go home
 Tuesday, March 19 - 7pm - Band O Rama - Blake Gym
Wednesday, March 20 - 7pm - String Fling - Blake Gym
Thursday, March 21 - Early Dismissal (11:40) for Conferences
Friday, March 22 - Grade 4 Kids' Night Out (7-8:30pm)


Have a wonderful weekend!

Steve 



Respect * Compassion * Collaboration * Continuous Growth

Friday, March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019 - Week 26

Hello Dale Street,


What an amazing week!  Take a minute to look through this week's #beproudbedale blog.  As you are doing this....I wanted to share a thought from our special guest this week, Newbery Medal winning author Matt De La Pena: "I challenge you to go home tonight and look in the mirror and see if you can see love looking back.”   


What's a great way to start a school week?  A collaborative science marble run challenge in Mrs. Dowd's fourth grade classroom is certainly one way!  




Check out this Medfield Patch article highlighting the collaboration between Mr. Mason's fifth grade class and Mrs. Ravinski's first grade class.





On Thursday, students from Blake Middle School's Anti-Defamation League visited our fifth grade classrooms and shared lessons about understanding and respecting differences.  Thank you so much to these wonderful students for sharing such an important message.   
This week Dale Street celebrated Reading Across America week with guests readers, raffles, and an author visit.  A HUGE thank you to our very generous and supportive PTO and MCPE for funding this awesome visit. Take a look....
Thanks Dr. Marsden!


Thanks Mr. Scott!
Thanks Mr. Vaughn, Mrs. O' Shea Brooke, Officer Manganello, Officer Treggiari , Mrs. Cowell, and Mr. Parga!

Thanks Mr. Jackson! 


Thank you Mrs. Riley!
I LOVED reading to Ms. Carlyle's class!

Thanks Matt De La Pena!  

Evelyn did a phenomenal job introducing our guest of honor!  




Congratulations to Dale Street book mark contest runner up, Charlie from Mrs. Dowd's and winner, Justin from Mrs. Flynn's class.


 




Thanks to Samantha in Mrs. Crable's class for reading today's book recommendation.  Samantha recommended The Perfect Secret by Rob Buyea for "someone who loves surprises."  Samantha rated this book 5 out of 5 stars!  Thanks Samantha!



Click here for the PTO update with lots of information about upcoming events!

The Grade 4 KNO is on Friday, 3/22, from 7-8:30pm.  Click here for permission slip and details.

The Grade 5 KNO is Friday, 3/15, from 7-8:30pm.  Bring payment and signed permission slip on the 15th. Parents, we need your help to make this event a success. Please consider volunteering to chaperone at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44afa728a7fc1-spring1. Thank you!

The PTO Movie on the 1/2 day is Wednesday, 3/13, at 11:45 a.m. in the Dale St cafeteria.  Click here for permission slip and details.

Mrs. Flynn's fourth grade class welcomed in some special guests today.  These awesome students participated in a mindfulness presentation.  Students loved learning strategies to cope with stress, anxiety, and arguments with friends. It was so nice seeing what they wrote in their gratitude notebooks. 









Thank you to all the parents who made time to come to this morning's Principal's Coffee.  We had a very thorough discussion regarding the placement process and Medfield's Challenge Success initiative.  If you were unable to attend, you can access the presentation here.  It is also on the Dale Street website.  



Parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner. Conferences are a wonderful time to check in with your child's teacher about their academic and social/emotional growth. Conference dates are set for Thursday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 26th. Both days are half days for the students with dismissal at 11:40 a.m.. Please note that Term II report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, March 19th.


During writer's workshop this week, students in Ms. Isaacson's fourth grade classroom worked together to peer edit each other's Canada/Mexico informational stories.  #collaboration








Here’s an easy way to say "thanks" to Dale's teachers!  Teachers have indicated wished-for classroom supply items on tags hanging from a “tree” in the front hallway. When you’re in the building for conferences, feel free to grab a tag or two from your child’s teacher or any of the specialist teachers to fulfill some of their wishes during the month of March!


Round 2 of our March Madness Tournament will be held next week.  Round 1 scores will be tabulated on Monday morning and students will be notified at lunch. Students and staff who make it to Round 2 will need to shoot 10 free throws during one of the following days: Tuesday, 3/12, Wednesday, 3/13, or Friday, 3/15 between 7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.  Please note that all team members do not have to come the same day, but all need to shoot the free throws by Friday, 3/15.


Congratulations to the DI Divas for qualifying for the state DI tournament!  We are very happy for you! 

Ms. Costello's and Ms. Condon's Design Thinking Intramural students had a lot of fun testing out games after school on Tuesday.  



Come celebrate the Medfield community with friends, food, and fun! All are welcome!




Join Medfield National Honor Society on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00 PM for the 2019 Harlem Wizards Vs. Teacher Basketball Game at Medfield High School! Come see all of your favorite Medfield teachers play against these basketball legends. There will be amazing raffles, merchandise, tons of food (hot dogs, snacks, and more), and lots of laughs! Come with your friends and family to celebrate your community or just to have a fun night out! The link to buy tickets is below. Hope to see you all there!


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Please join us Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm in the Blake Library to hear Mary Bruhl, Director of Student Services, discuss her entry plan and MA DESE Coordinate Program Review updates. And come support our student athletes at the 5 town Special Olympics event hosted by Holliston High School on March 22nd! To learn about SEPAC, please visit  our website: https://sites.google.com/mail.medfield.k12.ma.us/sepac/


Let's Keep in Touch



March 11th - School Committee Meeting (7:00 p.m.HS)
March 13th - Half Day for Professional Development Day
(Students Dismiss at 11:40 a.m.)
March 15th - Grade 5 Kids' Night Out (7-8:30 p.m.)

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10th. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Steve 



Respect * Compassion * Collaboration * Continuous Growth