We Are Dexter Park

Dexter Park Staff Weekly Roundup

Dexter Park Core Values

We believe that all students can learn

We believe that all students should feel:

  • safe
  • welcome
  • respected
  • successful

January 25-29, 2016

Dear Educators,

Take a deep breath, we are almost at the end of the week. It seems like this week was the perfect storm, filled with everything from report cards to formative assessment meetings. I will say that the despite the numerous commitments, the week turned out to be extremely productive and worthwhile. We kept our heads down, worked together, and maintained a positive atmosphere for our students. There is nothing better than walking in the gym each morning and seeing our kids dancing and having fun, enjoying themselves and the environment for learning that you have created. This week, you have shown our students that even though the outside the classroom tasks can fill your mind, student are the priority and being present each moment for them and their needs trumps the "other stuff".

Make a point to leave the building on time today and spend your weekend decompressing by doing the things that give you joy. You have earned it!



End of the Day Huddle

The staff huddles have been awesome! Positive, uplifting, and energizing. Thank you to all who have attended and shared highlights from their day.

Upcoming Dates

January 29th: Report cards sent home

February 1st: All school meetings @ 9 (grades 3 and 6) and 9:30 (grades 4 and 5)

February 9th: Staff meeting @ Fisher Hill

February 10th: Staff volleyball tournament @ AHS, 6:00 p.m.

February: 15-19th: February Break

Quotes to Ponder

“If there’s a threat of being wrong every time I raise my hand, and being wrong is a bad thing, then very quickly I decide math isn’t for me, I don’t like this, I’m not a smart person.” Noah Heller

“If you want the people on your team to step up and do more, you have to be willing to do less: less talking, less responding, less convincing, and less rescuing of others who need to struggle and learn for themselves.” Liz Wiseman

“Assumptions are the root cause of poor instruction.” Christopher Reddy

“The bugle blast of evaluation can drown out the quieter melodies of coaching and appreciation.” Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen