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Dots for Dilworth Fundraiser

Welcome to the fourth annual Dots for Dilworth Drive happening from September 10-24, 2018.  Instead of selling “stuff”, we are simply gathering donations.  No third-party fundraising company.  100% of the donations received will support Dilworth’s incredible PTA Programs.  Thank you for supporting our children by giving to Dilworth PTA.  

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...

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 p.m.at 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  

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!

Warmly,

Jeremy Chatterton

Principal

801-481-4806

 

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

 

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/47909/how-kids-learn-better-by-taking-frequent-breaks-throughout-the-day

 

https://www.edutopia.org/article/research-tested-benefits-breaks

Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule

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