We hope you enjoyed reading, Save Me a Seat! DFS would like to pass on this enjoyment to another school of readers and will be collecting books starting this week. Please return your copy by sending it in with your student. There will be collection bins in the lobby that students can drop them in. Book collections will run through March 22nd. The books will then be donated to a school in Bridgeport that is so excited to receive them!
Please see the attach flyer for more details.
On March 15th, DFS students will take time out of their busy day to…PLAY! We will be empowering the students to use their imaginations as they spend time engaging in play. Unstructured play helps students to develop creativity, passion, communication, collaboration, and a wide variety of other important skills. In his TED Talk, Peter Gray argues the case that today’s kids do not grow up playing, which has negatively impacted them in many ways. This talk inspired the creation of Global School Play Day.
Global School Play Day was created in 2015 to restore unstructured play to the current generation of kids. This year, 535,690 students from 72 nations participated on the actual day in February.
On Friday, March 15th, students will have 90 minutes of unstructured play time. Here are some examples of things your child may bring to school (be sure to your child’ name is clearly marked on all items). Building toys (legos, K’nex) Card/Dice Games Puppets Board games Arts and Crafts Puzzles **The only restriction is that the games may NOT require batteries or electricity.** Though our play day will be unstructured, it will still be supervised by teachers. We are so excited about this great learning opportunity for our students to enhance social skills, innovation and creativity through play in a fun atmosphere. It is our hope that this day of play will inspire families to plan for more unstructured play time during non-school hours.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” -Plato
SAVE THE DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 12th
DFS MARATHON SPRING LAPS WILL BEGIN
If you signed your child up to run in the fall, they are all set to get moving.
If your child has not signed up, and is interested in joining their buddies at recess, please send an email to their teacher, with a copy to Christine Wadhams (firstname.lastname@example.org) giving them permission to run.
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING SOON ABOUT THE TRUMBULL FINAL MILE EVENT
At Trumbull High School on Sunday, May 19th!
DFS Father‘s Club Presents
Great Barrington, MA
Group discount pricing for lift tickets rentals and group lessons!
To register just email email@example.com and let him know how many adults and kids. That’s it!
On the day of the trip you can make your way to the group sales window and pay however you like no money upfront or big group carpool necessary
$40 lift ticket
$30 rental equipment equipment rental
$25 group lesson
$20 lift ticket for six & under
$20 rental for 6 & under
The next Cultural Diversity meeting will be Wednesday January 23rd in the Faculty Room at 7:00 P.M.
The Cultural Diversity Committee welcomes all families to join the committee and help to celebrate our diversity at Daniels Farm. We are in our thirteenth year and would like to build on our successes from the previous years including the multi-cultural showcase and our hugely successful World Expo. Please come to help us with the preparations for the upcoming World Expo on March 29th. Committee members are still needed. Please consider coming to this meeting and supporting this wonderful event. It will be our last meeting to finalize everything for the World Expo.
We hope to see many of you on January 23rd.
Gary Kunschaft Susan Littlefield
Principal Cultural Diversity Chairperson
Parents - We are sponsoring a new event this year. We will be 'tailgating' prior to the HS Girls Basketball game on 12/14 in the HS senior lounge. The father's club will be providing pizza. We will start the tailgate around 5pm. Students will enter the game for free and will cheer the team on as they enter the gym. Please contact me if you are interested in attending. As we do with our Football tailgate we ask families to bring appetizers, desserts and drinks.
Please email Denis Lafaille if you are interested in attending. The game starts at 7pm.