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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.

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SPIRIT WEEK

Denton Pep Rally

Denton Avenue celebrated Spirit Week with different events to demonstrate our school pride and kick off the Herricks Homecoming Weekend. Students and staff proudly donned their favorite team jersey, crazy hats and Denton Avenue t-shirts to show their school spririt. At our pep rally, the fifth grade cheerleaders lead the students with boisterous cheers and dance routines that got the crowd cheering! The Denton Avenue Band, led by Mr. Bligh, energized the crowd with their spirited performance. It was a wonderful assembly choreographed and organized by Mrs. Masterson and Mr. Lesak.


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!

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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.

PEACE ONE DAY VIDEO

Each year Denton joins thousands of schools around the world in celebrating peace through the international organization Peace One Day. Our staff and students gathered on the primary playground to participate in making a school video conveying our wish for world peace in song, music and with decorated banners and signs. This video will be incorporated in a collaborative video created by 20 schools around the globe. We will be posting our video on the website to share with our families and friends.
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2016 International Day of Peace - Our Global Video