The DiPiet Beat

March 9 - 13, 2020

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About this week and some more....

Happenings for this week:


Thursday

  • Early Release for students (11:30 am)

Friday

  • Happy Friday!


Looking Forward:

  • 3/20 - You will have access in School Brains to view report cards and i-Ready envelopes will be coming home in backpacks

From the Principal's Desk

Hello DiPietro Families,


What a week!! From Reading Week to Penny Wars to National Breakfast Week to the Ed Fair on Thursday....it was busy! We will certainly plan a little more carefully next year.


Mrs. G would like to thank our community for all of the donations for the pantry this week and for all of the participation in our themes for the week. A shout out to Mrs. G for organizing all of this for us! Take a look at the picture below.


A big thank you to our cafeteria staff for the Reading themed lunches this week. I have never seen such truly green eggs! :) The students appeared to have a lot of fun with the themes each day. It was great to see so many of them use the Dr. Seuss theme for each of the days in some manner.


At our School Meeting on Friday I had the opportunity to ask our students what the favorite part of the week was and it was the Ed Fair for a majority of the students. MINE TOO!!! Our building was so alive! To see the excited faces of parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles and students and staff made my month! An enormous thank you must go out to the staff as they spent a lot of time putting up the displays and getting the room ready after the kids left on Thursday. Another fun event at our School Meeting was that all of us were able to "tour the school" by watching a fascinating clip made by our very own "Book" Fairy (Mrs. Cavossa) and Mrs. Paterson.


Don't forget that Thursday is an early release day for students.


I'm excited to have a great week next week!


Your principal,

Mrs. Friedman


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Nutrition Note from the School Nurse and Nutrition Department:


Nutrition is a vital component to a student's growing mind and body. A well balanced diet is necessary for optimal learning and developing future healthy eating habits. According to our district wellness policy, we encourage healthy lunches and snacks for all of our students either purchased at school or brought from home. We educate our students at school about picking healthy choices to eat such as a protein, grain, fruit or vegetable, dairy/water. I understand a dessert is always delightful at the end of eating the main meal, but it is also important to make sure that the dessert portion is small in nature. Sometimes, too much sugar can cause stomach aches, headaches, jitteriness, or dental problems. Portion size is key.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact myself or Liz Bell, Nutrition Director.


Please check out this link as a resource: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Ask Me About....

Kindergarten

  1. Ask me about the calendar markers for March.

  2. Ask me what I liked best about the Educational Fair.


1st Grade

  1. Who is my favorite Mo Willems character and why?

  2. Tell me the difference between an analog and digital clock?

  3. What is a digraph blend?


3rd Grade

  1. …what Educational Fair project I was most proud of.

  2. ...how to find the area and perimeter of a rectangle.

  3. ...the strategy I used during Penny Wars this week.


SPECIALISTS

  1. ….In Library ask your child about the WishTree

  2. ….In Library ask your Kindness Ambassador about reading buddies.

Indoor Recess Guidelines

Indoor Recess Guidelines

Winter and snow are upon us, perhaps a bit earlier than expected. We prefer to have students go outside for recess whenever possible and will continue to go outside when there is snow on the ground. See below for clothing expectations for playing in the snow.


There will be days when it is not safe or comfortable to have outdoor recess. As general rules, we will have outdoor recess unless (1) the actual temperature is 20’F or below, (2) the “real feel” temperature is 20’F or below, or (3) it is actively precipitating. In addition, we will have indoor recess if we deem the playground unsafe for ice or other reasons.