We are recommending some websites for you to explore with your child this summer. These educational sites are interesting, interactive, and fun! Spending a little time each day/week keeping up with the basic skills will help your child make a smooth transition back into the classroom in the fall.
- Discovery School: www.discoveryschool.com [see Parent Center]
- Everyday Math for Parents: www.everydaymathonline.com [free family resources]
- Houghton Mifflin Literacy: www.eduplace.com [Literacy support and practice]
- Aplus Math: www.aplusmath.com [fact practice, flashcards, etc.]
- Fun Brain www.funbrain.com [activities to keep kids on target]
- AAA Math www.aaamath.com [grade level practice of Math concepts]
- Vocabulary and Spelling City www.spellingcity.com [teach, test, and play games with spelling and vocabulary words]
Thank you to all parents/guardians who completed the Class Placement Form. The information you provided about your child’s learning needs will be extremely beneficial during the placement process. New class assignments will be mailed home to all families mid-week during the week of August 24-28. Be sure to watch your mailbox for this important letter.
New students and their families will be able to explore the school on Friday, August 28th from 3-4:30 at our New Student Orientation. Teachers will not be at this event. New Student Orientation is a special family event for our incoming second grade students, and our new students in grades 3 and 4. At this event, families will be able to explore the building, visit classrooms, and enjoy a snack together. This is a wonderful family event that will help to chase away the “new school butterflies” that some children (and parents) may be feeling by the end of summer vacation. We hope to see all new students on the 28th of August.
The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Come meet your child’s teacher and explore their new classroom at our Open House events for each grade level. The Open House for students in Grades 3 and 4 will be heldon Monday, August 31st from 3:30-5:00. Open House for students in Grade 2 will be held in early October.
We hope you will join us at our New Student Orientation and/or the Open House events scheduled for your child's grade level!
Thank you for making this school year so exciting. Working together, we were able to accomplish so many things this year. Here are just a few of the wonderful things that we were able to achieve this year:
§ Family Reading Celebration
§ Family Math Night
§ DES Academy Before School Program
§ ASPIRE After School Support and Enrichment Program
§ HEROES Homework Club [Grade 3 and 4 Students]
§ ALL Aboard for Learning [Academy Learning Lab] Before School Program
§ Math Fact Fluency Program, Fluency Support Program
§ Rise and Shine Kids Literacy Program: Part III [Grade 4 students]
§ Poetry Idol: crowned our third group of grade level and school-wide Poetry Idols
§ Anti-Bullying Efforts: No Name Calling Day/Friendship Day, Bucket Filler Program
§ Going Green efforts expanded: Recycling Squad in full swing!
Community Service Projects:
§ Warm Hands, Warm Homes $1111.00 was raised for Dudley Senior Citizens through H.A.N.D.S.
§ Pennies Preserving Our Past community service project raised over $800.00 for the Black Tavern Barn Restoration Project
§ Hats for Haiti event raised $635.00 for the Spirit of Hope organization supporting schools in Haiti
§ Jump Rope for Heart event raised $100.00 for the American Heart Association
§ Food donations were generously made to the Webster/Dudley Food Banks
§ Toiletries and personal supplies for the Soldier Project
The enthusiasm and excitement that surrounded our work was contagious! I can only imagine what next year will bring. Thank you for your support of our staff and students…together we made a difference!
Be safe and enjoy the summer break.
Please join us in thanking Mrs. Karalus for running the Math Store at Dudley Elementary School. Her commitment to the program was evident in all that she did for us each month. From the snappy new prizes to the friendly volunteers, Mrs. Karalus worked hard to make sure that our Math Store special! If you would like to help next year, please contact Mrs. Karalus at (508) 764-1052. We need many volunteers to run the Math Store each month. Please consider joining us!
Please join us in thanking Mrs. Whitley and Mrs. Bowes for coordinating our Walking Club during recess times. Their enthusiasm along with that of the many parent volunteers was contagious! Our students walked, skipped, jogged and ran around the course to fill their Walking Club cards. Several students received their second marathon charm. Some joined the 50 and 75 mile clubs. We even had two students make it to the 100 mile club [Katie and Eric Lavoie Grade 4]. This is an amazing accomplishment that they have been working on since second grade. We look forward to offering Walking Club to our students again in the fall. We need lots of parent volunteers to ensure that this program runs safely and effectively. Please watch for the volunteer notice come home in the first day packet and sign up to assist with this valuable student program!