We Are Dexter Park
Every Child. Every Day.
Dexter Park Core Values
We believe that all students should feel:
Dexter Park Gives
The kids continually impress me with their energy and compassion for others.
We were also able to send a great deal of food downtown.
In Memory of Kevin Major
The girls are a week away from running their 5k. They are ready!
DARE graduation is tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.
"I am an educator, first"
I've been having a blast guest teaching this week. The offer still stands for anyone else who would like me to come by and work with your kids.
"It Mattered that I Came."
May 30th: Memorial Day (no school)
May 31st-June 3rd: 5th Grade Colonial Days
May 31st: DARE Graduation @ 6:30 p.m.
June 1st: School Committee
June 3rd: Grade 5 to Old Sturbridge Village
June 6th: Grade 4 to Moose Hill/Field Day for grades 5 and 6/ELDT @ 3:15
June 7th: Grade 3 to Plimouth Plantation/6th graders to Mahar for orientation
June 9th: Grade 6 to High Meadow
June 10th: Field Day for grades 3 and 4/Graduation rehearsal @ 1:00 p.m.
June 13th: All school assembly (grades 3 and 4 @ 9:00/grades 5 and 6 @ 9:30)/Graduation rehearsal @ 1:00/Band and chorus concert @ 6:00 p.m.
June 14th: 6th grade Graduation @ 1:00 p.m./staff meeting @ 3:15 p.m.
June 15th: Last day of school (11:30 release)
Quotes of the Week
“It’s not like just providing a laptop to every student will automatically increase student achievement.” Binbin Zheng
“For all our talk about noncognitive skills, nobody has yet found a reliable way to teach kids to be grittier or more resilient. And it has become clear, at the same time, that the educators who are best able to engender noncognitive abilities in their students often do so without really ‘teaching’ these capacities the way one might teach math or reading – indeed, they often do so without ever saying a word about them in the classroom.” Paul Tough
“If you are a teacher, you may never be able to get your students to be gritty, in the sense of developing some essential character trait called grit. But you can probably make them act gritty – to behave in gritty ways in your classroom. And those behaviors will help produce the academic outcomes that you (and our students and society at large) are hoping for.” Paul Tough
“Almost any experience is improved by paying full attention to it.” Kelly McGonigal
“Decisions may be the product of culture. But culture is the product of decisions.” Jerry Useem