• Dicken families,
    Here are this week's updates from Principal Beal and the PTO. In this issue:

    • Principal Madison’s notes
    • Important dates
    • Girls on the run
    • Leader in me
    • Silent auction
    • Family literacy night
    • PTO Thrift

    -Vanessa Revelli
    PTO communications chair

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    Principal Beal Notes

    Hello Dicken Families!

    Last week, despite the “snow” days, was great!  NAAPID events took place on Monday and we were treated to an amazing Afrikan Drum and Dance performance and lesson.  Our 5th grade Wax Museum was a highlight of the day, with impressive experiences shared with us by our very own Dicken 5th graders.  The luncheon was FABULOUS, and the parent participation topped our numbers from last year!  Thank you so much for joining us if you could--and we understand if you could not.  (Because I was working, I was not able to attend for my own children at their schools, but we all came home and shared about our day and how NAAPID was celebrated!).

    Thursday was a fun day full of love, Valentine’s, hugs, hearts, and even some treats.  Like you, the staff and I are looking forward to this coming week in hopes of having school each day and getting back to a good routine.

    This week brings even more opportunities for our kiddos with Ms. Hubbard’s 5th graders experiencing “Winter Survival,” and the 3rd-5th grades are invited to the Family Literacy Night on Thursday evening.

    Stay warm safe, and have a wonderful weekend.

    Best Regards, Kerry



    Family Literacy Night: Due to the recent days off from school, we have had to reschedule this event for 3rd – 5th families to February 21st at 5:30 pm. We look forward to this event this week on Thursday!

    NAAPID @ Dicken: We had a WONDERFUL day celebrating NAAPID together!  Thank you to all Dicken parents for supporting your children and the school!

    NAAPID AT NIGHT:  Is going to be rescheduled after being canceled last week.  I will send information as soon as I know more.

    May 7, 2019 will be a DAY OF SCHOOL, NO ELECTION.

    Kindergarten Round-Up is coming! Do you have a child that will be going into Preschool, Young 5’s or Kindergarten, Fall 2019? If so, please join our amazing Preschool, Young 5’s, Kindergarten & Special Area Teachers as we celebrate the arrival of these future Dolphins. On February 26, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 PM we would like to take you on a brief tour of the building and allow families the opportunity to meet our wonderful teaching staff!  We look forward to meeting each of you during our exciting night filled with new information!

    WESO: Practices begin the week of February 25

    The complete version of Principal Beal’s Parent Letter is available here:

    Important Dates:

    This Week, February 19th-22nd

    Monday, Feburary 18th, NO SCHOOL IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT’S DAY

    Tuesday Feb 19th
    National Pride Day
    Hane’s class says the Pledge
    NWEA (ends 2/20)  and WIDA Assessments All Week 

    Wednesday, Feb 20th

    Thursday, Feb 21st
    Dicken Family Literacy Night 5:30-7 (grades 3-5), Media Center

    Friday, Feb 22nd
    Hubbard Winter Survival
    Student Lighthouse Meetings

    Next Week, February 25th - March 1st

    Monday Feb. 25th
    National Pride Day
    Rossi’s class does the Pledge
    WESO practices start this week
    WIDA continues

    Tuesday, Feb. 26th
    3rd grade Supes Exotic Jungle (at school experience)

    Wednesday, Feb 27th
    EARLY RELEASE DAY! (Teacher report writing)

    Thursday, Feb 28th

    Friday, March 1st
    Fun, feathers, and scales!  1st grade classrooms.

    Notes from Our PTO

    Girls on the Run - General Registration Ends in One Week!
    The Girls on the Run program for girls in 2nd - 5th grades provide lessons to develop healthy life skills, confidence and joy.  Dicken's 10-week season begins March 4th... just a few weeks away!

    Dicken needs at least 7 girls to sign up or Dicken won't be able to host GOTR. So far we have 4 girls signed up.

    General* program registration ends Friday, February 22nd.  Here's the link to for Dicken Registration.

    Financial assistance toward program fees is available.  The application for need-based financial assistance is included within the online registration form. We also offer the option to pay the program fee in installments.  Email info@girlsontherunsemi.org to set up a payment plan.  

    If you have limited access to the Internet or know a family who does not have access to complete the online registration, please call the Girls on the Run office at 734-712-5640.  Our Program & Development Coordinator can register your girl over the phone.

    If you have any questions, please let me know,

    Amy amy.ea.drummond@gmail.com


    Leader in Me News!

    As a staff, we have developed a new behavior reflection form that students have been using since the beginning of the school year. It is called the See-Do-Get form and is used for minor and major infractions to our classroom and school rules. The purpose of the form is  to have the student reflect on his/her thinking right before the behavior occurred so that he/she can change that paradigm the next the situation arises, and thus, change the behavior. If you have any questions about the form, please ask your classroom teacher. As always, thank you so much for your support!

    Dicken Lighthouse Team

    Silent Auction
    Save the date- March 15th, the polo fields will host our 2nd fundraiser, a Silent Auction! This fun, adult only night, will be themed “ Get Your Game On” games, light appetizers, adult drinks and most importantly, gift cards, gift baskets, and other wonderful items to be auctioned off!
    No dress theme this year.
    This is such a great way of connecting with teachers and friends while raising money for our school!
    Carrie K
    PTO President

    Family Literacy Night - February 21st
    Family Literacy Night for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade is coming up! It will be held Thursday, February 7th, from 5:30-7:00 in the Dicken Media Center

    One of the activities we will be doing is making sure families know how to access Raz-Kids from home. Please join us if you can!

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