Daniel Webster School Newsletter

February 2018

Literacy Assessment & Family Book Fair Night.

Currently the DRA-2 (Developmental Reading Assessment) is being administered in Grades K-2. Parents will receive a letter noting their child's current reading level just in time for the PTA Family Book Fair Night on Thursday, February 22nd beginning at 6:30pm. Please come visit and explore all the exciting books on display. Fun activities are planned for the students highlighting this year's theme,"Paws for Books". All may partake in a contest matching pictures of pets to the DWS staff member they belong to. Hope to see you all there.

PBL in Action in our PreK & K Classrooms

Our PreK and Kindergarten classes are busy exploring different PBLs throughout the month of February. Some topics of study include: Dinosaurs, Maps and Globes, Arctic Animals, Habitats, Clothing, and Family & Cultures. Students will be answering essential questions like:

How do we know there were once dinosaurs on Earth?

How are different types of dinosaurs similar and different?

How are dinosaurs similar to and different from animals on Earth today?

To find out more about our curriculum studies, visit curriculum on our school website:


Random Acts of Kindness Week: February 12-15 & St. Jude's Math-a-thon

In collaboration with our Supervisor of Guidance and Counseling, Jenna Wendolowski, students will be involved in many activities that will promote random acts of kindness. To see what our students will be doing, click on this link: Random Acts of Kindness

Additionally, students are participating in the St. Jude's Math-a-thon. Students work on math problems and collect donations that will go directly to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

School Spirit Week: February 26-March 2nd

In preparation for Read Across America on March 2nd, students will participate in activities that promote school spirit. School Spirit Week

Upcoming Events

Feb. 16th & 19th- No School- President's Day
Feb. 22nd- PTA Family Book Fair Night 6:30pm
Feb. 26th-March 2nd- Book Fair Week- Classes will visit the book fair during their library times.
March 2nd- Read Across America
Coming Soon- March Math Madness Night- March 15th.