DCS Ravens' Report

October 29th, 2021

Important Dates

November 2nd-No School-Parent Conferences

November 7th-Daylight SavingTime

November 10th-School Picture Day

November 11th-No School-Veteran's Day

November 23rd-STEM Day (more information below)

November 24th-26th-No School-Thanksgiving Recess

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Message from Principal Nicole Pease

Hello everyone, what a wild and wonderful couple of weeks at DCS! Last week Jeannie Connolly came to work with many of our classrooms to create tremendous works of art. Thanks to our PTO for supporting this exciting day! As if that was not excitement enough, the foundation for the pavillion was poured. Students and staff enjoyed watching all the activity! Amazingly, Cornucopia worked around all this, as did the Harris Center. What a bustling time of year!

This week brought Eyes on Owls to DCS Friday morning, and it was quite a hoot! Students were so respectful of the presentation! They got to meet 2 Screech Owls, a Saw Whet owl, a great Horned Owl, and a Snowy Owl. Thanks again to our PTO for supporting this wonderful opportunity! In addition, we held our annual Halloween Prade up to Yankee parking lot. After last year's parade in the snow, and the year before with the rain, this was a real "treat!" Thanks to all our community members who came out to watch the parade, help us cross Route 101 safely, and to provide us with some treats as well! Students also had a scarecrow scavenger hunt (thanks Mrs. Fletcher). We also held our October Whole School Assembly!

Whew, everyone will sleep well this weekend! Take care, Nicole

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Kindness in Kindergarten with Mrs. Ellingwood

This past week each day had a theme as we made our way to Halloween! From ghosts to pumpkins and skeletons, we practiced our academic skills in a haunting fashion! Practicing number writing as we counted black cats and bones in our hands, and letter sounds by blending sounds to spell bat, hat and even spider, it was a week to remember! Happy Halloween!
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Fun in First Grade with Mrs. Lang

First graders have been learning about equivalent expressions (1+7 = 4+4) and using the words “is the same as” when they see the equal sign. We also started learning about the relationship between addition and subtraction. We wrapped up our study of patterns in nature with a fun moon phases arts integration project. In language arts we’re learning about what makes a super sentence- capital, spaces between words, punctuation, subject and predicate. As the year progresses, we’ll add more components to make a more detailed sentence. Thank you for the Halloween donations! What a fun day!

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Super 2nd Grade with Mrs. Fletcher

Second graders dove into the topic of Seed Dispersal this week for Science! We read several books together and discovered the four main ways seeds travel. Then Ben King from the Harris Center came and helped us search outside to find and collect seeds. We categorized them by how they travel, and we designed our own seeds. We even went outside with a sock on our hands to see how many seeds would travel by animals and humans by sticking. The kids had a great time and we learned a lot! To top off an already great week, Ms. Jeannie came in and helped us create a Seed Dispersal Mural where we were able to apply all the new knowledge. I'm so thankful for the partnerships we have with the Harris Center and people like Ms. Jeannie to further aid our students in their education!
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Thrilling 3rd and 4th Grade with Mrs. Quinn

Math – 3rd – We are exploring multiplication and division through models, skip counting and fact families. 4th – Using area and perimeter, we are beginning to work with double digit numbers in multiplication.

ELA – All groups are discussing the plot (problem & solution) and sequence of text. We are stressing the main idea and details in WIN and writing.

Spelling – plurals with -s and -es

Science – Our study of waves continues as we look at light and the function of the eye.

Metal spoons needed for our Thanksgiving Feast!

Hello everyone, DCS students work hard to recycle as much as we can. We also want to use real utensils if we can. We are planning a Thanksgiving Feast Day at DCS with soup as the main course! We have plenty of ceramic bowls, but are in search of 10-20 more metal spoons. If you happen to have any extra silverware around, we would appreciate you sending it our way! Thank you!
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Pumpkin STEM challenge in Library

Tabs for Taylor

DCS collects aluminum can tabs for "Tabs for Taylor." Taylor is13 years old and has been a patient at Shriners since birth. She has benefitted greatly by receiving prosthetics and her family gives back by collecting can tabs. Taylor is Sarah Precourt's niece and Sarah Precourt is Mrs. Hopkin's daughter. DCS has been collecting tabs for years. The money raised is used to purchase items for patient care. Please bring your tabs in to be recycled for a great cause!

Don't forget to check out the DCS website and Classroom Teacher's sites too!

DCS Gear

For those that do not know, the DCS' mascot is a Raven. We are hoping to be able to provide our new students with Raven t-shirts. Until then, we have a DCS Gear store through which you can order items for your child and family.


Please remember to update Pick Up Patrol

One of the aspects of a new school year that can be challenging is the bus routes. It takes time for new drivers and students to get used to the timing of the pick ups and drop offs. Each day has gone a bit more smoothly.

Please help us by updating any changes in drop off or pick up through Pick Up Patrol.

Thank you!

Information about Free Lunch and the cost for milk

Hello all, this school year, if your child orders hot lunch, it is free due to Federal Funding. However, if your child only orders a milk, there is a $.50 charge.
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