Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Digital Learners

As a part of their informational writing unit second graders researched a famous American that they thought most influenced our world today.  They documented the individual's accomplishments and described how he/she changed the world.  Students then created digital stories using iPads and the adobe voice application.  You will be able to view students’ work by clicking on QR codes that will be displayed in the second grade hallway in the coming weeks.  We are proud of our students’ great work and we hope that you view their work next time you are in the building.

PARCC Testing Schedule 

Students in grades three and four will begin the state assessment on March 14 through March 17.  As you recall, student in grades 3 through 5 are assessed in reading and math using the PARCC assessment, which stands for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers.  Click here for additional information.  We ask that you schedule appointments outside of your child’s testing window.  We also recommend that your child gets a good night sleep and eats a healthy breakfast each day.

March 14 - March 17
Grade 3 @ 9:20AM - 11:00AM 
Grade 4 @ 1:45PM - 3:15PM

Students Support a Modern Day Explorer

Fifth grade students reached out to modern day explorer Colin O’Brady when analyzing explorers of today compared to those of the past.  Colin is trying to break a world record by climbing the tallest peak on each continent and visit both the North and South poles.  He is doing this work to raise money to stop childhood obesity.  Learning about Colin’s mission has helped students also explore concepts including perseverance, goal setting and health and wellness.  Students sent their questions to Colin and he responded!  Click here for the video.  Our school supported his efforts on Friday with a work out day fundraiser.  We look forward to continuing to track Colin as he continues to climb!

Click here to watch the video!

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items will be displayed in the main hallway next week. Please ask your students to pick up items that belong to them before they are donated to charity on March 18th. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

March 9-14- DCSD Art Exhibition at Lone Tree Arts Center. Click here for more information.
March 14, 15, 16- PARCC testing for grades 3 (9:20- 11:00AM) & 4 (1:45- 3:15PM)
March 15- Deadline to order GRE Yearbook
March 18- April 3- Spring Break
April 4 - School Resumes