Downtown Montessori

at Ida B. Wells Academy

June 16, 2021

DMA e-Edition

Downtown Montessori Ida B. Wells Academy Mission & Vision

VISION STATEMENT

The foremost goal of the school is to provide an authentic Montessori environment in accredited Public Montessori School to meet the needs of the child through commitment to the principles of Montessori education and full accountability to the public education standards.


MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to foster emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the whole child by addressing the uniqueness of each in an authentic Montessori environment within public school diverse educational community.


MOTTO

Non scholae, sed vitae discimus.

Not for school, but for life do we learn.

From Seneca.


CORE VALUES

Independence

Intelligence

Integrity

Tabitha Preston, Principal

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Estimados padres de familia

Estoy muy emocionada de esta travesía que acabo de comenzar junto con ustedes y ayudar a cerrar el año escolar 2020-2021. Apesar que este año ha sido muy distinto a los anteriores, nuestro equipo de nuestra escuela estuvo al pediente de la seguridad y comprometidos al desarrollo diario de la comunidad escolar con cordialidad.

Estoy mirando hacia adelante a construir una relación fuerte con ustedes y trabajaremos juntos en esta importante travesía para hacer nuestra escuela un lugar para todos.


Atentamente,

Tabitha Preston

Happy Father's Day! ¡Feliz Día del Padre!

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Happy Father's day! Thanks Dad for everything you do for us. ¡Feliz Día del Padre! Gracias papá por todo lo que haces por nosotros.

Reminder! SBDM Meeting - ¡Recordatorio! Reunión de SBDM

June 17th, 2021 @5:30pm

Student Computers During Summer

To accommodate all our DMA students for Summer and Fall learning, Information Technology is pleased to support students in keeping their computer equipment for the summer.


• All students will take their device home over the summer.


• If a student is not returning to the District for the 2021-22 school year the device is to be returned to the school at the time of withdrawal


• Distribution of iPads to incoming Early Childhood/PreK students will take place beginning on or about August 2-13, 2021.


• 2nd grade DMA students (Only 2nd - mandatory) will exchange their tablets for chromebook laptops for the next school year. They have to bring their tablet in order to exchange. If they don't bring it they won't be able to get their chromebook. The day will be announced.


Summer tech support available Dallas ISD will continue offering technical support to parents & students throughout the summer.


Please contact the IT Service Desk at 972-925-5630 Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM, or email ITServiceDesk@Oallasisd.org.

Computadoras de estudiantes durante el verano

Para acomodar a todos nuestros estudiantes para el aprendizaje de verano y otoño, Tecnología de la Información se complace en ayudar a los estudiantes a mantener sus equipos informáticos durante el verano.


• Todos los estudiantes llevarán su dispositivo a casa durante el verano.


• Si un estudiante no regresa al Distrito para el año escolar 2021-22, el dispositivo debe ser devuelto a la escuela en el momento del retiro.


• La distribución de iPads a los estudiantes que ingresan a la Primera Infancia y PreK se llevará a cabo a partir del 2-13 de agosto de 2021 o alrededor de esa fecha.


Los estudiantes de 2do grado (solamente - mandatorio) de DMA intercambiarán sus tabletas por computadoras portátiles Chromebook para el próximo año escolar. Tienen que traer su tableta para poder intercambiar. Si no lo traen no podrán conseguir su chromebook. El dia será anunciado.


Soporte técnico disponible durante el verano Dallas ISD continuará ofreciendo soporte técnico a los padres y estudiantes durante el verano.


Comuníquese con la Mesa de servicio de TI al 972-925-5630 de lunes a viernes de 7 a. M. A 5 p. M., O envíe un correo electrónico a ITServiceDesk@Oallasisd.org.

Aloha! Last Day of School 2020-2021 June 18th, 2021

Children and staff dress in bright colors or floral prints to celebrate the last day of school in colorful “Aloha Wear.”

¡Aloha! Ultimo dia de clases 18 de junio 2021

Los niños y el personal se visten con colores brillantes o estampados florales para celebrar el último día de clases con el colorido "Vestimenta Aloha".

Dr. J. Ortega, Interim Principal

Thank you very much for your kind help and support during difficult times at our school, as well as for a good learning environment.


Muchas gracias por su amable ayuda y apoyo durante los momentos difíciles en nuestra escuela, así como por un buen ambiente de aprendizaje.

Welcome to the Library Corner

Additional Activities & Resources


Bienvenido al Rincón de la Biblioteca *Actividades y recursos adicionales. *Algunas clases son en español o bilingües., favor de verificar.

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Commemorate the joys, struggles, and enduring legacy of this important holiday.


June 19 at 11 a.m. Juneteenth Jamboree

Celebrate Juneteenth with award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford. This program is recommended for children ages 6 - 12, but all are welcome to attend. Click here to register.


June 19 2 p.m. Juneteenth Jubilee 2021

Celebrate Juneteenth with a special guest lecture by Shomari Wills, author of Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires. This program is recommended for adult audiences. Click here to register.

Featured online events

History and Culture in Traditional African Arts
Friday, June 18 Online programs

History and Meaning of African Textiles, 4 p.m.

Learn the history and rich symbolism of African textiles such as Ghanaian Adinkra and Batik printing, Nigerian Adire clothing, and Abomey Applique of the Republic of Benin. Presented by Renee Miche'al Jones. Click here to register.


Headwraps: Style, History & Self-Expression, 6 p.m.

Chelsey Antoinette from Cantoinette Studios will discuss the tradition of cultural headwraps and their historical significance. Click here to register.

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Project R.E.A.D. LIVE!

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Upcoming Library Virtual Events

Children's Storytime

Tuesdays & Thursdays

10:30 a.m.

Register


Art + Games

Wednesday, June 16, 4 p.m.

How artists use chance with the Nasher Sculpture Center.

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Hora de Cuentos

Thursday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.

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Sour Science

Thursday, June 17, 2 p.m.

When life gives you lemons, experiment!

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Sing & Sign

Friday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.

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Math Wizards: Abacus

Friday, June 18, 2 p.m.

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Juneteenth Jamboree

Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m.

Hear a story from author Carole Boston Weatherford.

Register


Juana Inés

The Child Who Loved to Read

Monday, June 21, 2 p.m.

Presented by Cara Mia Theatre

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Game Time

Jackbox Games

Monday, June 21, 4 p.m.

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Magic Show

Tuesday, June 22, 2 p.m.

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Drag Queen Storytime
Wednesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Online program

We're taking storytime out of the library! This time we'll be coming to you live from the Rose Room with special guests, drag queens Cassie Nova and Miss Jenna Skyy! This program is virtual only and intended for children under the age of 5. No audience will be allowed in person to view the storytime. Click here to register.


Let's Go Birding

Wednesday, June 23, 2 p.m.

Presented by the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability

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Grace Hula Dance

Thursday, June 24, 2 p.m.

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Because Parenting doesn't come with a manual.

This month we'll explore pandemic-safe, family-friendly summer activities that don't cost an arm and leg. Plan your summer adventure!

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Monthly topics are chosen by parents for parents. Meet the experts, ask questions and share your experiences with your fellow parents and caregivers! Discover best practices and a community of your parenting peers.


Este mes exploraremos actividades de verano aptas para la familia y seguras contra una pandemia que no cuestan un brazo y una pierna. ¡Planifica tu aventura de verano!

Registrarse

Los padres eligen los temas mensuales para los padres. ¡Conozca a los expertos, haga preguntas y comparta sus experiencias con sus compañeros padres y cuidadores! Descubra las mejores prácticas y una comunidad de sus compañeros de crianza.

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