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HUSKY WEEKLY: Friday, February 17, 2017
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Husky Chili Supper TONIGHT!
5:30-8:30pm
Multicultural Discussion
Team 8 students were challenged to read a book whose setting was outside of the United States and report on it to the class. The students explored how the main character's native culture related to the conflict that character faced.

Teach Your Children Well, Part One

We are living in a uniquely conflicted time, as our country and our world grapple with issues that carry great emotional weight. Our society, which was already experiencing a reduced capacity for patience, dialogue and compromise, has been infused with heightened emotions and polarization. One need not look far on TV, social media, or commuter traffic to witness fear, rage, arguments and insults. As students observe adults interacting, what are they learning?

Schools nationwide are witnessing the effects of these stressors on children and teens. Even at a school as structured as de Paul, I have noted a slight rise in anxiety, impatience, and lack of compromise as students work and play together. We parents, guardians and educators must work together to guide our children toward health and well-being. It is our responsibility to prepare them to build compassionate communities and to lead others toward unity. How do we do this?

I call upon us to consider how we can work together to mentor our children through these challenging times. Today, I will outline de Paul’s plan of action. Next week, I will share suggestions for what families can do. I look forward to your feedback and ongoing discussions.

de Paul’s Plan of Action: 
  1. Our school will consistently call each school member’s attention to de Paul’s core values of Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Restoration, and High Expectations. 
  2. Our school will continue to embrace its rich diversity of faiths, ethnicities and families. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
Multicultural Book Project

Mars 101

Mars Rover
The Drop
Team 7 has taken its physics experiments from Earth to Mars. Students used the computer program Algodoo to construct a lander that safely placed a rover on the surface of Mars and then returned a portion of the craft back to Earth.

And since Newton's 3 Laws of Motion are observed throughout the universe, Team 7 returned to Earth to design landers that would safely transport an egg from a second story window to the sidewalk. Conditions were favorable, and 58% of the eggs survived to fly another day.
Drop Instructions
Landers

High School Readiness & Team 8 Legacy

Join us on Thursday, February 23, 6‑8pm, for Empowering Parents: High School Readiness!
High School Readiness

Dr. Maggie Wright (Wright Psychology) and Martha Tedesco, (Principal of Assumption High School), will take us through the expectations and necessary preparations for this massive life transition. All parents, grandparents, and educators are welcome – register today at depaulschool.org/cws!
*Parents and caretakers who are attending High School Readiness can send their children to Team 8 Legacy Committee for a night of fun and creativity! For $5 a child (cash or check only), children will enjoy crafts and a movie from 6-8pm. The money will support Team 8 Legacy's efforts to raise funds for Tuition Assistance. Children must be registered to participate; contact Paula Haffner.

Spring Sports!

Spring Sports registration is upon us:
  • Husky Swim Team: Open to all students in Teams 3-8, but they must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted. Registration deadline is Friday, February 24.
  • Husky Soccer Team: For students in Teams 5-8. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 23. 
  • Husky Golf Team: For students in Teams 4-8. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 28.
Visit the REGISTRATION PAGE for further details. Contact Leslie Johnson with any questions.

Alumni Update

Kirsten Davenport ('08) graduated from Miami University (OH) with a Bachelors in Communications. She now resides in Chicago, IL as an event producer for Food for Thought, using her creative talents to produce catering events for thousands!
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Catering 2

The de Paul School: Month At A Glance

Fri, Feb 17 - Husky Chili Supper, 5:30-8:30pm, Gym & Dining Hall
Thurs, Feb 23 - Empowering Parents: High School Readiness, 6-8pm, Husky Hall
Thurs, Feb 23 - T8 Legacy Movie & Craft Time, 6-8pm, Arts & Humanities
Thurs, Mar 9 - Elementary Movie, 3:30-5pm, Husky Hall
Mon, Mar 13 - Regular Class Day (Former PD Day)
Fri, Mar 17 - TK-5 Grandparents Day Lunch/Showcase & Writers Expo, 11am in Dining Hall/Gym, 12pm in Classrooms
Fri, Mar 24 - T6-8 Grandparents Day Lunch/Showcase & Writers Expo, 11am in Dining Hall/Gym, 12pm in Classrooms
Thurs, Mar 30 - T8 Legacy Multicultural Fair
Thurs, Mar 31 - Half Day: Begin Spring Break
 
*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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