The DiPiet Beat

February 24 - 28 2020


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About this week and some more....

Happenings for this week:


  • Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful break.
  • BACKPACK: Be sure to check out our "Virtual Backpack" site to learn about recent/upcoming important DiPietro school information and COMMUNITY flyers. The most recent is a BEF event that supports our schools!



  • Happy Friday!

Looking Forward:

  • March 2 - 6: Reading Week and Penny Wars. Theme days all week. There is more information in the "From the Principal's Desk" section below.
  • 3/5 - Ed Fair

From the Principal's Desk

Hello DiPietro Families,

I cannot believe we are entering the last week of February! I hope this letter finds you and your family rejuvenated as we enter the last couple of days of February vacation. As I write this I am sitting in Mt. Vernon, OH waiting for the rest of the Friedman crew to wake up. We came to visit our eldest son at college as well as tour another college with our middle son. It is wonderful to be together and is definitely good for the soul to hear our boys talk, laugh, and tease their father. (Luckily they tease him more than me.)

Our kindergartners celebrated their 100th day of school the week before break. Part of the tradition is that they dress up as their 100 year old selves. These 100 year-old 5 year olds walked around with parent volunteers and teachers finding the numbers 1 - 100. A number recognition skill. :) I am attaching some pictures below. They looked wonderful!

I'd like to take a moment to THANK all of the volunteers and PTO board for a wonderful Cupid's Ball. It filled my bucket (your children should be able to teach you about that expression) to see our families spending time together and all the smiles.

We still need your support in filling out this 5 minute survey for forward planning.

I can't wait to see everyone on Monday!!

Your principal,

Mrs. Friedman

Ask Me About....

2nd Grade

  1. What are two ways that landforms are formed?

  2. Name an activity that you do in the “am” and one in the “pm”.

3rd Grade

  1. …how I am using evidence to support my answers in reading.

  2. …how to find the area and perimeter of a shape.

  3. the subtraction algorithm works.


  1. ...In Art, ask your 2nd and 3rd graders what a “doodle” is?

  2. ...In Art, ask your child the name of the artist that has a connection to Valentine’s Day.

  3. ….In Physical Education (M, T, TH) One of our stations is Hopscotch. How do we play Hopscotch?

Indoor Recess Guidelines

Indoor Recess Guidelines

Winter and snow are upon us, perhaps a bit earlier than expected. We prefer to have students go outside for recess whenever possible and will continue to go outside when there is snow on the ground. See below for clothing expectations for playing in the snow.

There will be days when it is not safe or comfortable to have outdoor recess. As general rules, we will have outdoor recess unless (1) the actual temperature is 20’F or below, (2) the “real feel” temperature is 20’F or below, or (3) it is actively precipitating. In addition, we will have indoor recess if we deem the playground unsafe for ice or other reasons.

What to wear to play in the snow and a Request from Nurse Barros

For OUTDOOR RECESS we will use the Rule of 5 when it comes to playing in the snow. All of these items must be on, but can be sent to school in a bag:

1. Hat/hood must be worn.

2. Gloves/Mittens

3. Winter Coat

4. Snow pants

5. Winter boots

Request from Nurse Barros:

Winter is here and the best practice to keep your children safe and warm is to provide snow pants, gloves, and a hat at recess time for your children. When they are playing at recess, they may get wet, so PLEASE pack an extra pair of socks, underwear, pants, and shirt in their backpack in the event that they may need to change after recess/lunch. They can keep these items in their backpacks all year long as a backup if needed. Thank you!