"Utah, We Love Thee" Fourth Grade Performance

The Dilworth fourth graders perfromed their “Utah, We Love Thee” presentation to the school and community on Thursday and Friday.  They have been working on their program since the first week of school! The Program was fully aligned with our Core: Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. The songs highlight some of the historical events that have happened in Utah. The chosen songs often pre-teach important concepts that students need to acquire this year and use in the coming years. The songs were fun and lively catching students' attention and creating neural pathways with movement and vocabulary.  Students complemented the program using their knowledge of Utah animals, habitats, and adaptations with their artwork and personally written poems. We were excited to share with you our knowledge of Utah with our school and community!

First Grade's SPOOKTACULAR Performance

Halloween came a week early at Dilworth Elementary.  On Tuesday, October 24, the first grade students performed their Halloween Program for the school and their parents. The students demonstrated their musical talents as they sang songs with different melodies and performed a variety of actions to match the songs. The students learned about rhyming and rhythm while memorizing poems. Each student also had the chance to play a musical instrument during the performance. The first grade is grateful to the PTA for funding our wonderful music program, which allows our Dilworth students the opportunity to learn about and experience music first-hand, under the directions of Mrs. Sharon Jorgensen. .

Middle School ELP Assessment

Attention 6th Grade Dilworth Parents and Students!   Applications for magnet ELP testing for the 2018-19 school year will be available on the ELP website,,  beginning September 25, 2017 and are due to the ELP office by November 1, 2017. The testing window will be from November 2-December 14. The 6th Grade teachers will have the permission slips for ELP Testing available at your scheduled SEP Conference.  Ms. Redmon will also be giving the entire 6th Grade class an explanation of the ELP testing process on Monday, September 25.

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PTA Reflections Contest 2017

Within Reach: An Opportunity to Shine

Every year our Dilworth PTA sponsors the National PTA Reflections contest for our school.  This year the theme is “Within Reach.”  In conjunction with this theme, students are encouraged to showcase their creativity through writing, art, music, dance, photography, and/or film.  Each student may submit more than one contest entry.  There are trophies, ribbons, and even prizes just for entering, plus there is extra credit available in various grade level classes.  More importantly, Reflections fosters creativity and gives children a much-needed chance to express their thoughts, emotions, and viewpoints.

This week, Ms. Redmon, our Extended Learning Program (ELP) teacher, facilitated a critical thinking “escape room” style activity with every class at Dilworth to introduce the contest and this year’s theme.  Students solved a series of clues to open a locked box.  Upon opening the box, they watched the encased video and received this year’s contest entry forms (and a little Jolly Rancher).  It was wonderful to see students come alive with ideas to enter in the contest. 

This year we’d like everyone in the school K-6 to participate.  Please encourage your child’s creativity by helping them enter the Reflection contest.  Entries are due by October 12. 

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Dilworth's Fall Book Fair

It is Book Fair time again!

Story Cupboard will be at Dilworth Elementary October 10 through October 13 for the annual book fair in conjunction with SEP Conferences.  Book sales will begin Tuesday, October 10 from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm and continue until Friday, October 13 from 8 am to 1:30 pm.  Come check out the amazing books!

Also, don’t forget Grandparents’/Special Person Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.  If your student’s last name begins with the letters A through L, grandparents are welcome to join your student for lunch on Wednesday.  If your student’s last name begins with the letters L to Z, come share lunch on Thursday.  We need to let our cafeteria workers know in advance if grandparents will be purchasing hot lunch.  Notes will be sent home.  Please return the RSVP no later than FRIDAY, October 6th. You MUST purchase a lunch ticket from the office by using cash or check.  You CANNOT charge your student’s lunch account.  The price of an adult hot lunch is $3.50. 

See you soon!

Dots for Dilworth Fundraiser

Once again, thank you for your support in our Dots for Dilworth fundraiser this fall. Because of our students' fund raising efforts, we were able to bring in over $20,000.  The money raised will be used throughout the year to pay for Field Day, room parent and AR party reimbursements, science fair support, reading week activities, Red Ribbon Week activities, Reflections prizes, staff appreciation gifts, and dinners for teachers during SEP conferences.

Dilworth Welcomes Our Newest Dragons: Principal Chatterton and Several New Teachers

This year, we welcome Jeremy Chatterton as our new Dilworth Elementary principal.  This is Mr. Chatterton’s first appointment as an elementary principal; he has worked at West High and Highland High as an assistant principal.  He also taught Math at Judge Memorial High School and was the girls’ basketball coach at both Judge and Highland High.  Mr. Chatterton has rolled up his sleeves and gone out of his way to get to know the faculty and staff to make the first day of school a success!  The students were excited to meet Mr. Chatterton at our annual “Meet the Teacher” event on Friday, August 19.  He greeted the student body Monday with a morning announcement welcoming us all to the first day of school and encouraged us all to “Ignite our Dragon Fire!”  We look forward to a great year with Mr. Chatterton at the helm. 

We also welcome new teachers to the Dilworth Staff:  Kelly Poulson joins us from Edison Elementary and will be teaching PM Kindergarten.  Britt Rose moved from Newman Elementary and is teaching fifth grade. Elizabeth (Wig) Arnold came to Dilworth from North Star Elementary to teach Full-day Kindergarten. Karen Sorensen will be teaching Resource at both Dilworth and Hawthorne Elementary; and our new Special Needs Life Skills teacher is Kalinda Dobson.   We are excited to have these fabulous teachers join our Dilworth team.

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