SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
We hope you had a wonderful summer, and that you and your child had fun participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. We should all feel extremely proud of our school participation with more than 400 children logging their reading. Over the course of the summer, students read 489,392 minutes. Denton Avenue ranked 71st in the state and in the top 100 of the 5,000 schools that participated nationally. Students returned to school eager to talk with their teachers and classmates about their favorite books and authors. Thank you for being a great reading partner for your child this summer. The time and effort you put in will lay the foundation for a wonderful school year.
Denton Pep Rally
We were pleased to have so many Denton staff members and families join us for the Homecoming Barbecue and footaball game on Friday night at the High School. Go Herricks!
International Peace Day 2016
Children and staff entered school on September 21st proudly wearing white as part of a school-wide celebration for International Day of Peace. Many inspiring and meaningful activities took place throughout the day. We started the day with a meditation and visualization exercise. This activity connected our goal of promoting peace and helping children understand their interconnectedness to their peers, teachers, themselves and the world. Older children read the story Sadako and a Thousand Paper Cranes. With the help of staff, parent and peer volunteers, students created beautiful origami cranes as symbols of peace just as Sadako had done. Younger children drew peaceful images and wrote messages of peace on tags to decorate the trees in the courtyard. At the end of the day, children passed their cranes to someone else with an expression of peace. It was a wonderful way to begin the school year and reflect on how we can work together to build a kind and caring school community.