Lower School Posts

January 26, 2015

Lower School Notes for January 26-30, 2015

Leave everything a little better than you found it.


Assembly:  January 23

For our Friday assembly on January 23, Mrs. Amy Troy led a wonderful presentation of the power of one.  She showed a short video of how a young student single-handedly organized an effort to remove a large tree from a very busy street, when most people were simply throwing up their hands in frustration.  After the video, students met in mixed groups of about 10 to talk about ways one person could act in a simple manner and yet bring about significant change to a community.  Such ideas as opening the door for others, saying please and thank you, picking up a single scrap of garbage, and extending a simple smile to others, were right at the top of everyone’s lists.  Our thanks to Mrs. Troy for organizing this event.

Classic Character Carnival

Third grade students from Mrs. Faye Johnson’s class arrived at school on Friday morning, January 23, dressed as a classic character from novels and chapter books the students have been reading.  Each student shared with others why they chose their character and how he/she fit into their book profile.  Well done, third grade and many thanks to Mrs. Johnson and her assistant teacher, Mrs. Anna Vinson for staging this event.

Flight to China

Our second grade students jump-started their social studies unit on China by participating in a simulated airplane flight from Denver, Colorado, to Beijing, China, on Friday, January 23.  Students created passports, went through customs lines, and... » read more

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January 19, 2015

Lower School Notes for January 19-23, 2015

Learn to listen.  Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Anonymous School Closed January 19 Dawson School will be closed on Monday, January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly The Dawson community gathered in the gym on Friday, January 16 to... » read more
January 12, 2015

Lower School Notes for January 12-16, 2015

No one ever needs an excuse for singing. Frank McCourt, Teacher/Author Playground Magic During the latest round of snowfall, our Lower School students enjoyed working together to gather mountains of snow and share the fun of recess with one another. Hands-On Engineering in the... » read more
January 05, 2015

Lower School Notes for January 5-9, 2015

Flexible people never get bent out of shape! Anonymous Classes Resume All Dawson School classes will resume, after Winter Break, on Monday, January 5. Character Trait of the Month:  January - Integrity LS Art Showcase Assemblies Jan. 9:  3:00, January birthdays,... » read more
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