Road to Success Halloween Read-a-Thon

Fall Break is a marvelous time to curl up with a great book and enjoy reading, whether alone or as a family.  Road to Success, the online reading program, is having their Halloween Read-a-thon beginning Monday, October 22 to Sunday, October 28. 

Please see the specific information about the Road to Success Halloween Read-a-thon.

  • Reading minutes must be logged by midnight on Monday 10/29.
  • Only minutes read/logged from Monday 10/22 to Sunday 10/28 will count towards the school’s Read-a-thon goals.
  • Minutes read at school/in class may be logged in Just make sure not to log them twice!
  • Students should have their username and password information.
  • The average minutes read per student and the school with the highest wins the visit from Big Budah.
  • The winning school will be announced Tuesday 10/30.
  • Remember, our ultimate goal is helping our students become DAILY READERS! This is just another way Road to Success can help your school achieve that goal.

2018 PTA Reflections Contest

Our school Reflections contest is coming up. Reflections is a student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the theme. The theme this year is “Heroes Around Me”.  Students can compete for School, Region, State, and National Awards! There are seven categories to choose from: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts 2D, Visual Arts 3D  Entries will be due on Friday, October 26th. Rules and entry forms will be available in the office or online at Please contact Jessica Wood at with any questions.

Extended Learning Program (ELP) Parent Meetings

Extended Learning Program (ELP) Parent Meetings

The Extended Learning Program provides academic services for identified gifted and high ability students who are found eligible for services through an assessment process. At our school, we have what is called Neighborhood ELP, where small groups of 4th-6th graders are pulled out of their general classrooms for a few hours a week for additional learning activities.  The district also has 3 elementary schools (Emerson, Hawthorne, and Whittier) with full-time gifted programs (or Magnet ELP).  

Several parent information meetings are available to inform parents about the elementary and middle school Magnet Extended Learning Program (ELP) application and assessment process for the 2019-2020 school year.

Join us at one of these parent meetings to learn more about the Magnet Extended Learning Program:

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Hillside Auditorium, 1825 S. Nevada St.,
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Administration Building, 440 E. 100 S., Rooms 112-113, with Spanish Translation Services
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Administration Building, 440 E. 100 S., Rooms 112-113
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00-7:30 Glendale Auditorium, 1430 W. Andrew Avenue, with Spanish Translation Services

Students entering grades 4-8 in 2019-2020 Application window: September 25-November 1, 2019 Assessment window: November 2-December 7, 2018

Students entering grades K-3 in 2019-2020 Application window: December 10-January 25, 2019 Assessment window: January 28, 2019-February 28, 2019  

Extended Learning Program (ELP) Information

The Extended Learning Program supports the mission of Salt Lake City School District to cultivate a love of learning in a diverse and inclusive school community. The district has designed and implemented an Extended Learning Program to meet the cognitive and affective needs of identified gifted students. Through ELP, a continuum of program options in all neighborhood schools and designated magnet schools provides a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of gifted/talented and high ability students.  Read more...


A huge Thank You to our community for supporting our Dots for Dilworth campaign. And many thanks to Veronica Hill and Meredith Harding for their efforts to make the fundraiser amazing. We had 39 kids go on the limo lunch! We handed out 39 science kits. Mrs. Hall’s 2nd grade class won the class pizza party. The ice cream party winners are Ms. Bitner’s Kindergarten, Ms. Nelson’s 3rd grade and Ms. Park’s 4th grade classes. Thank you, again, for all your support to make this a success!! We want your feedback on the fall fundraiser, so look for a survey soon.

The Dots for Dilworth fundraiser allows each dollar contributed to be used by the PTA to support community events and extra school activities, such as Red Ribbon Week, which is this month. We are also able to support the new mindfulness approach being taught to students and used by Mr. Chatterton and the faculty. These are just two of many! We were made aware of a misprint on our scratch cards and posters that states this fundraiser supports our Art and Music programs. The Art and Music programs are sustained by its own Art/special programs budget, which Art Night fundraising supports. If there is any question of how these funds are being used, please contact our PTA and we would be happy to clarify or shift your donation. Thank you for all you do to support our students and school! Go Dragons!

Welcome to our Newest Dilworth Dragon Teachers!

Read on to find out more about Dilworth’s new teachers!

Mrs. Fletcher, Sixth Grade Teacher:  ”Hi!  My name is Angela Fletcher and I am so excited to be team teaching 6th Grade with Ms. Stansfield!  This will be my first year back as a teacher in almost 20 years!  I have taught 1st, 5th and 6th grades, but I left teaching when I became a mother.  I then had the pleasure of being a substitute right here at Dilworth for about 13 years whle my children were students here.  I was also able to be involved with PTA and as a classroom volunteer.  Needless to say, I love Dilworth and our wonderful community!”

Ms. Hunt, Third Grade Teacher:  “My name is Anita Hunt. This is my 14th year teaching. I have taught elementary and middle school Spanish, as well as the fifth and sixth grades. I love to spend my summers traveling and my favorite place in the world in Dunedin, New Zealand.  I am very excited to be teaching here at Dilworth and working with a fantastic team of educators and families.”

Mrs. Torres, First Grade Teacher:  “Hi, I'm Tricia Torres and I received my Masters in Teaching at Westminster College and I've been teaching for the last 4 years at Hawthorne Elementary.  I loved my experience and time there but am excited to be here at Dilworth.  The best ways I like to relax is either outside on a run or in a cozy chair with a book.  My favorite snacks are anything chocolate and popcorn.  I look forward to getting to know everyone better. Thanks!”

Ms. Johnson, First Grade Teacher:  “Hello Dilworth Dragons! I am thrilled to join your fantastic school. I've been a first grade teacher for 13 years and I love it! I graduated from the University of Utah, so you'll see  Utah pride when you walk into my classroom. When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my family and my dog Bubba. I have a son who is a computer programmer and a daughter who teaches as well. This year, we welcomed two exchange students into our family. They are from Spain and Italy! During the summer I love to travel all around the world and I love working as a Realtor!  I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and plan to travel to Asia next summer. I am looking forward to a magnificent year.”

New Daily Schedule Letter

Dear Dilworth Families,

Welcome back for another great school year. This year we are changing our daily bell schedule to provide more short breaks for students throughout the day. Our faculty spent a lot of time on this issue last spring and through a lot of hard committee work we were able to come up with a schedule that we feel will benefit students.

This idea started as we were discussing what type of schedule works best for kids. Through our research we found that recent studies show that kids do best with frequent breaks throughout the day.

“Regular breaks throughout the school day—from short brain breaks in the classroom to the longer break of recess—are not simply downtime for students. Such breaks increase their productivity and provide them with opportunities to develop creativity and social skills.” (Terada, 2018)

As a result we have created a schedule that provides four 10 minute recesses throughout the day, as well as a 20 minute recess at lunch time. Research shows that we need to give our brains time to consolidate and process all the information that’s come in.  Even without scheduled breaks the brain will naturally take breaks each hour through day dreaming or “zoning out”.

We have worked hard to make this transition as smooth as possible, but we would appreciate your support as we work out any problems that may arise. If you have any questions please contact me. Thank you for being such a great community…Go Dragons!


Jeremy Chatterton




I am attaching links to 2 of the articles we used for our research.

Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule

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