The DiPiet Beat

March 2 - 6, 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:


  • Reading Week and Penny Wars Week
  • Theme of the Day: Dr. Seuss Day


  • Theme of the Day: Silly Sock Day


  • Theme of the Day: Crazy Hair Day


  • Theme of the Day: Crazy Hat Day


  • Theme of the Day: Pajama Day

Looking Forward:

  • 3/12 - Early Release

From the Principal's Desk..a a couple more this week

Hi DiPietro Families,

The school is buzzing with more beauty that usual....your children's work/curriculum topics are EVERYWHERE as we get ready for the Ed Fair. I have provided some sneak peek pictures below. We are excited to have you come as families to see what is happening in the classroom. Have your child take you on a tour and then go and see the other classrooms.

This week is not only Reading Week, but it is also National Breakfast Week along with the PTO Sponsored Penny Wars. There are a couple messages below from our directors.

See you in a couple days!

Your principal,

Mrs. Friedman

Please see a message from our Director of Nutrition below:

What is National School Breakfast Week?

It’s a week-long celebration of the national School Breakfast Program, permanently established in 1975 by an act of Congress. Schools across the country celebrate with special menu items, events and student activities. NSBW is the perfect time to bring attention to your breakfast program and set a goal to increase participation.

Studies show that children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert and maintain a healthy weight

The National School Breakfast Program also serves more than 14 million children every school day—that’s a crowd of cosmic proportions!

Capitalize on NSBW with our tools and resources, including social media tips to help you promote your program to parents and students!

Please see a message from our Director of Technology below:

To Parents and Guardians:

I would like to remind you to review the District's Acceptable Use Policy with your children. It is important that you and your children understand the District policies and procedures regarding the use of technology. For example, all District-owned Google accounts are monitored 24x7x365, regardless of the location or device that is being used. Any misuse that takes place will be reported to the Principal who will be reaching out to you. The goal is to to work together to maintain safe technology/internet use.

Ask Me About....


  1. Ask me to count on from a number other than 1.

  2. Ask me about what animal and habitat I am learning about.

1st Grade

  1. What is a blend?

  2. Tell me about The Wish Tree.

  3. Name a character trait of the Pigeon.

2nd Grade

  1. What is the difference between a fiction and a non-fiction text?

  2. What text feature can help you find important vocabulary keywords in a text?

  3. Name a landform that is a body of water.

3rd Grade:

  1. ...about mass and weight
  2. ...about the book Fastest, Strongest

  3. ...about my latest Pilgrim unit project


  1. ...In Music, ask Kindergarten to sing you a musical scale. (Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do).

  2. ...In Music ask Grade 1 sing their songs for the concert.

  3. ...In Music ask Grade 2 about the job of a conductor.

  4. ...In Music ask Grade 3 to play a song they learned on their recorder.

  5. ….In Physical Education (M, T, TH) How do we do our “Thinking Caps/Listening Ears”?

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.