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Helping Hands Food and Clothing Drive 2018-19

"Highland High Needs

Highland High is a unique school with many students struggling for even the most basic needs. Roughly half of the student body lives below the poverty line. Over one-third of the school's teenagers and their families live in food insecurity. There are four hundred students who speak English as a second language, and there are over fifty languages spoken at Highland High. Please consider donating pantry supplies, hygiene supplies, school supplies, gently used clothes, or gift cards to Highland High, specifically the following:

  • Pantry supplies
  • Hygiene supplies
  • 3 lb. bags of flour
  • Shampoo
  • 3 lb. bags of sugar
  • Deodorant
  • 3 lb. bags of masa
  • School supplies
  • Small containers of rice
  • Pencils
  • Cooking oil
  • Paper
  • Peanut butter
  • Binders, etc.
  • Tuna/ chicken
  • Miscellaneous Canned fruit
  • Gently used clothes
  • Cereal
  • Gift cards (any amount is valued)
  • Granola bars
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Apple Sauce

Parent Information Session Night

Once a month, beginning this month and continuing on until May, I will be hosting a "Parent Info Session Night" in the Library. These info sessions will be for any Dilworth parent who would like to learn about different topics focusing around promoting healthy friendships, problem solving skills, healthy coping skills, bullying, emotions, difficult changes, grief, etc. for their child.

The first Parent Night will be held on Tuesday, November 27th 5:30 pm-6:30 pm in the Dilworth Library and will focus on "Helping the Nervous Child". This session is ideal for the parent noticing their child having irrational worries or nervous behaviors. Please follow the link to register for this event. There are 15 slots which are first come first serve. If you are unable to attend, please find materials that were used on the Dilworth website after the info session has occurred.

EVENT BRITE REGISTRATION

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at anytime.

Sincerely,

Aundrea Dilanchian

School Counselor

(801)-481-4876 x106

aundrea.dilanchian@slcschools.org

Fifth Grade's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

This fall has been an eventful one for our fifth graders as they have had the opportunity to be Shakespearean players in a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Students began engaging with Shakespeare’s world and works in the classroom early in the year, making valuable connections to the core curriculum through his language and storytelling. They then took this knowledge to the stage, where they rehearsed before school for over six weeks under the direction of Elizabeth Lambert and Kayleen Skinlo. The production was further brought to life by parent volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the play a great success. Student actors entertained an auditorium full of family, friends, fellow students, and community members during final performances on November 14th and 15th. Congratulations to all involved!

First Grade Halloween Program

The First Grade at Dilworth Elementary participated in a Halloween Program. For this program we incorporated poetry/choral reading, instrumental rhythm, movement, and the arts. This has been a great opportunity for the kids to learn more about their own talents and skills, the excitement of performing and how to work as a team. Happy Halloween!

Fourth Grade Utah Program

The 4th grade music program was an entertaining and educational time. The students sang songs about the rock cycle, Utah’s history and geography, and the 6 traits of writing. Furthermore, a few 4th graders shared informational poems about Utah’s habitats that accompanied their beautiful artwork hanging in the hall. They ended the performance with several spooky songs in celebration of approaching Halloween. It was a fun time!

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  

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!!!

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!

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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