Sunday, October 30, 2016

October 28, 2016

As October quickly comes to an end, we had another super week! SAFE has begun, our DHS seniors visited, we had our monthly Community Meeting, and topped it all off with our annual Trunk of Treat event!

Sam Cederbaum

Recess Weather Reminder

As the crisp fall weather continues to creep in, please send students to school with appropriate clothing for recess. We will continue to be outside for recess each day as long as the temperature is above 25 degrees and it isn't raining. At this point, students should have a jacket for recess each day. Also, with the colder weather occurring, shorts will not be allowed at recess. Pants should be worn to school or brought to change into for recess. Students not dressed appropriately for the weather, will spend their recess indoors. 

Third Grade is S.A.F.E.
Lt. James Kaufman of the Douglas Fire Department is this year's S.A.F.E. instructor. He will be visiting our third graders on a monthly basis throughout the year. Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) is a grant program to local fire departments that puts trained firefighter-educators in classrooms to conduct fire safety education in grades Pre-K through 12. The primary mission of S.A.F.E. is to teach children key behaviors so they can prevent fires, survive those that do occur, and respond correctly to emergencies. We look forward to working with Lt. Kaufman this year!

Community Meeting
We wrapped up October with our monthly Community Meeting. We reviewed all the ways we exhibited SAFETY this month. We also discussed November's trait of RESPONSIBILITY and the may ways in which we can responsible members of our learning community. Mrs. Woupio's class took the Box Tops trophy this month, and we applauded another group of Heroic Hard Workers!!

Halloween Happenings
Mr. Maines and the DHS senior class descended on the Elementary School on Friday for our annual Costume Parade. The students love this tradition and the costumes were amazing once again! Thanks DHS Class of 2017!!

PTO Trunk or Treat
We had a spooktacular time Friday night at our Trunk or Treat event. A huge thanks to the PTO for organizing yet another successful event. Thanks also go out to the 25 trunks that came and decorated their car and handed out candy to the HUNDREDS of costumed children! A big thank you to members of the DHS marching band that led our costume parade and to Officer Tony Yannino for giving our students a Halloween safety talk. We were also treated to some wonderful dances from Miss Amy's Dance Sensation students. Despite the drizzle, a FUN time was had by all!!

Upcoming Events
10/31 - Professional Development - 1/2 Day - Dismissal at 11:45
11/2 - School Committee Meeting - 7pm DHS Room C208
11/15 - 11/17 - 1/2 Day - Dismissal at 11:45 
11/15 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - 6pm-8pm
11/16 & 11/17Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences