Lower School Archive

December 22, 2014

Lower School Notes for December 22-January 4, 2015

Education is when you read the fine print.  Experience is what you get if you don’t. Pete Seeger, Songwriter The Story of Hanukkah A group of parents from grades kindergarten, first, and second grade joined their students on Tuesday, December 16, to share the story of Hanukkah.... » read more
December 15, 2014

Lower School Notes for December 15-19, 2014

Always be kinder than necessary. Anonymous Girls’ Leadership Institute Dawson School is very fortunate to have Simone Marean, Executive Director of The Girls’ Leadership Institute, speaking to parents of girls ages kindergarten through eighth grade on Tuesday, December 16 at 8:15 AM in... » read more
December 08, 2014

Lower School Notes for December 8-12, 2014

Don’t be fooled.  If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is just that. Anonymous Girls’ Leadership Institute Dawson School is very fortunate to have Simone Marean, Executive Director of The Girls’ Leadership Institute, speaking to parents of girls ages kindergarten... » read more
December 01, 2014

Lower School Notes for December 1-5, 2014

Creativity is intelligence having fun! Albert Einstein, Scientist The Giving Tree Lower School will host The Giving Tree, in the LS kiva, from December 8-18.  Anyone wishing to contribute warm hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves can bring the donations and place them on or around... » read more
November 21, 2014

Lower School Notes for November 24-28, 2014

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re going to be right. Henry Ford, Business Man Thanksgiving Break Students and faculty will be on Thanksgiving Break from November 22-30.  Classes resume on Monday, December 1.  Happy Gobble Day! LS Assembly: ... » read more
November 17, 2014

Lower School Notes for November 17-21, 2014

Be brave.  Even if you’re not, pretend to be.  No one can tell the difference. Anonymous Thanksgiving Break Students and faculty will be on Thanksgiving Break from November 22-30.  Classes resume on Monday, December 1.  Happy Gobble Day! International Banquet... » read more
November 03, 2014

Lower School Notes for November 3-7, 2014

If you are riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there. Will Rogers, Humorist Halloween Fun! Students celebrated Halloween Day with a costume parade starting in Lower School, which ended in the gym.  Once there, our fourth grade... » read more
October 27, 2014

Lower School Notes for October 27-31, 2014

If you finish a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. Anonymous Dawson’s Cardboard Challenge:  After School Arcade  The After School Academy at Dawson School will host a cardboard arcade building activity.  Students in grades K-4 were invited to bring in... » read more
July 21, 2014

Class Size Matters

Does having a smaller class size really matter?  What’s the actual benefit to our kids?  How does it enhance their educational experience and success in school? In my years in education, I have seen a lot of classrooms, and I’m a believer that there are a number of formulas... » read more
May 23, 2014

Lower School Notes May 26-30, 2014

Anger is one of those rare things that is good to put off until tomorrow. Anonymous Lower School Closing Ceremony Students, families, and teachers gathered for one final time to say goodbye to the 2013-14 school year.  Fourth grade students were highlighted, performed admirably, and... » read more
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