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HUSKY WEEKLY: Friday, September 15, 2017
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Teach Your Children Well, Revisited

As students share their days together at school, they will experience the inevitable challenges of being in a community. Laughter and camaraderie will be paired with misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and disagreements. How they respond in such situations can lead either to stronger relationships or to escalating conflict. Teachers and staff are committed to teaching – through lessons and by example – how to solve problems and build a welcoming school family for everyone.
Team 8 Success
Students at de Paul begin each day with Success class
How can we adults work together to mentor our children through these situations, even in the midst of a national climate of conflict and polarization?  I call upon us all to recommit to our initiatives outlined last year:
  • Our school will consistently call each school member’s attention to de Paul’s core values of Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Restoration, and High Expectations.
  • Our school will continue to embrace its rich diversity of faiths, ethnicities, and families.
  • As students try to make sense of what they see and hear outside of school, they may say things that offend or hurt others. We will continue to treat these situations as teaching opportunities that deepen compassion for others and strengthen our community.
  • de Paul will continue to teach the skills of conflict resolution and compromise. Our Success class teaches these concepts and skills explicitly. Teachers and staff then reinforce these skills throughout the day.
  • We will continue to teach students to listen to others and to view situations from various perspectives. For example the phrases, “I believe…,” and, “Tell me more about your thoughts,” can move a difference in opinion from argument to true dialogue.
-Phil Howell, Dean

Team 7 Racers

Speed Test 1
Team 7 put their studies of matter and gravity to the speed test this week. Students tested diecast toy cars on the classroom track:
  • Each car (one per student) underwent 3 speed trials
  • The average speed from these 3 trials was converted to mph
Future tests will measure inertia (momentum) and the transference of kinetic energy.

Finally, students will modify the cars, using what they've learned to increase speed.
The fastest speed recorded in all classes converts to 7.56 mph.
Speed Test 2

Drama Club

Drama Club for Teams 2-5 begins on Tuesday, September 19. Drama Club meets Tuesdays in Ms. Meranda's room from 3:30-4:15pm. It lasts 6 weeks, ending October 24. There is a limit of 15 students, and the participation fee ($20) includes a t-shirt.

To sign up, please contact Cari Thomas by email or phone: 502-459-6131.
Field Trip 1
Field Trip 2
Teams K-3 visited the Kentucky Center for StageOne's production of Miss Nelson is Missing. Back at school, they compared the play with the book

The de Paul School: Month At A Glance

Fri, Sept 29 - Parents/Teachers/Students Conference Day
Mon, Oct 2 - Student Council Skate Night, Champs Rollerdrome, 6-8pm
Fri, Oct 6 - NO SCHOOL, Fall Break
Mon, Oct 9 - NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day
Fri, Nov 3 - de Party for de Paul, Muhammad Ali Center, 6-10pm
*Check our website calendar by clicking the Full Calendar button below to see all that's going on at de Paul! We update our website calendar regularly to reflect any changes in our schedule.

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