The DiPiet Beat

March 23 - 27, 2020

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The DiPietro Virtual Backpack

Click here to check out our Virtual Backpack site to learn about recent/upcoming important DiPietro school information and COMMUNITY flyers.

About this week and some more....

Happenings for this week:


Wednesday


  • 9:00 - 9:15 am - Meet Maggie Live! Join Mrs. Friedman on her first ever debut on Facebook Live as she, and her friend Maggie, pop onto Facebook to say hi. Like our DiPietro Paws Page to join in the fun...more to come.


On another note:

There may be more to come on Facebook so stay tuned!! DiPietro staff are coming up with some creative ideas!!

From the Principal's Desk

Good Morning DiPietro Families!


I hope this letter finds you doing as well as can be expected considering our circumstances.This certainly is a unique time for us isn't it? If there is anything I can do to help you please let me know. I am aware that there can be stresses that none of us could have anticipated. Reach out either by calling or emailing and I will do my best to support you.


I consider myself lucky to work with such a dedicated team and supportive families. Our custodial team is amazing as they are addressing every part of our building...top to bottom. Our cafeteria staff are continuing to support the offering of lunches twice a week. And our teaching staff are finding ways to support their students.


Please bear with us as we are all learning new ways of interacting. Our profession is human contact based, and while we are using other opportunities, we are doing a lot of "learning in the moment" while we take care of our own families at home. A few of you have reached out to see what else your children could do... I encourage you to check out the website Mrs. Rafferty shared in an all district email. Here is the BPS Remote Learning Resources link should you not be able to find her email. In the meantime, read those emails from me. I have a feeling more and more of us will be using out DiPietro Paws facebook page to reach out.


Don't forget to access your child's report card on School Brains. If you are having difficulty, please email Jeff Maxwell at jmaxwell@bpsdk12.org. Thank you.


Stay safe.


-Mrs. Friedman

Notes from......

Mrs. Deary...music


Mrs. Barros

Nature and music, separate or together, can increase a positive mood and create a sense of balance when life gets challenging. One's mind, body, and spirit as a whole is a vital aspect of mental health that also needs our attention and healing through self care including ways to treat anxiety, stress, fear, and depression in a healthy manner.


Art, through mindful coloring listening to soft relaxing music, is also a positive activity to calm the mind and body.



https://images.app.goo.gl/yiTxPUNGwCLLvMQ18

https://images.app.goo.gl/HVhE8vCAkXRHGQ7H8

(free downloadable coloring sheets)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb8CW3axqRE (Video with Nature sounds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb8CW3axqRE (Video with Nature sounds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AkbUfZjS5k (My favorite! ...virtual nature experience with soft music)


Kids Yoga (part of the mind, body, spirit) health education to families.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Thomas

Hello from Mrs. Tucker, the Math Specialist and Mrs. Thomas the Reading Specialist at DiPietro!


We are here to support you while at home with your student or students in any way that we can. We will be consistently available and online Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 11:30 to answer emails, take phone calls and help you through this time. If you need a time outside this range we can work together to find one. We can help with instruction, resources and navigating online platforms such as i-Ready. In addition, we will be sending out ideas and opportunities for practicing Reading and Math in engaging ways - so keep an eye out! In the meantime, please check out the links below with some initial information on how to support your student or students.


Click HERE for Math Resources (All Grades)

Click HERE for Reading Resources (Kindergarten)

Click HERE for Reading Resources (Grades 1-3)


Find us at:

Math: ctucker@bpsdk12.org

Reading: nthomas@bpsdk12.org