Daniel Intermediate Weekly Update

Week of November 16th

Daniel Parents,

As we had our 1st parent focus group last week, I want to thank the parents who attended and for sharing their compliments and suggestions.

Parents' comments:


  1. Appreciated the number of people at drop-off and pick-up to help with safety and social distancing.
  2. Appreciated communication from the school: newsletters, emails, DOJO, etc.
  3. When their child(ren) is/are missing assignments, they prefer a phone call rather than an email.
  4. To build relationships with virtual students, we could host virtual conversations with the students.
  5. Appreciated the Administrative team for being available and visible.


Action Steps:


  1. Be proactive each week with students who have missing work by sending out progress reports, conduct Parent Universities on how to check grades in Skyward, and contact parents/guardians with phone calls rather than email on the first contact.
  2. Strengthen relationships with virtual students by hosting zoom calls.
  3. Host a parent focus group every nine weeks.

Hats off to our November Students of the Month

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Daniel Spirit Shirts for Sale

We will be selling our previous years Daniel spirit shirts at a discounted rate of $3 each. Please send the exact amount with your child(ren), if interested.
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Portable Plexiglass Shields are here!

Our plexiglass shields have arrived to assist with keeping our students safe to the best of our ability.
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Counselor Corner

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Family Activities for National Gratitude Month

These ideas are perfect to get you started this month to teach your kids about gratitude. But when the month comes to an end don’t give up! Teaching our kids that an attitude of gratitude will make them happy is an important concept the whole year long.

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Having a family night to talk about thankfulness is an important way to teach our children and have a really open conversation. Here are a game and activity to help you plan the evening.

PREPARATION:

Before Family The night begins, write to each person in your family a ‘thank you’ note expressing gratitude for each one of them. Hang on to them…you’ll be giving them out soon.

GAME:

ABC Gratitude Game: Have each member of the family take turns saying something they are grateful for. The first person has to say something that starts with the letter “A.” The next person, the letter “B.” Continue until you have reached the end of the alphabet.

ACTIVITY:

Hand each person the personal thank you notes that you wrote for them. After they read them, ask them how the notes made them feel. Have them each think of one person they are grateful for.

Supplies

Please make sure your children have the supplies they need to be successful in school. In-person students need paper, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and spirals.