Saturday, September 1, 2012
Take a trip down memory lane.
The kids are either back in the classroom already or are starting school soon. So we thought it would be fun to ask what your memorable first school days were. What about your first day of high school? First day of seventh grade? What made first school days memorable then? The smell of the air becoming crisp? Your new school clothes? Seeing all your friends and other kids you haven't seen? Meeting your new teachers and comparing class schedules with friends? And of course, what are some funny anecdotes you'd like to share? Discuss in the comments below.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Switching things up a little and adding an element of surprise, like serving tacos as a pizza, helps keep the kids interested in and excited for dinner!
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Friday, August 31, 2012
I can’t say that I speak for everyone, but with the summer days starting to shorten, and the mornings becoming a little cooler, I’m starting to crave the fall. It’s not that I wish summer would end, but I’m looking forward to getting back into a regular routine again. I’m also excited to fire up the oven and bake for a few hours on the weekends and perhaps test out some new soup or stew recipes this fall. I can’t remember the last time I cooked a roast beef dinner! Summertime can be too hot for those types of meals. Until we all settle down into our routines (it’ll take some time to get used to our new schedules), I’ve got to have a fun, kid-friendlygo-to dinner for those “starving” kids. Once they come through the door after school, …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Even veteran parents still draw a blank when it comes to getting back into the swing of things.
As we approach yet another new school year, parents in town are busy buying pencil cases, notebooks and new sneakers. We’re all over the kids to finish their math and reading homework before the first day and just hope that they haven’t forgotten everything they learned in June. Which of course, makes it all the more ironic… That every September, without fail, I forget absolutely everything about the school schedule. I can’t explain it, but for some reason the summer serves as a bit of mental eraser for me. I'm not sure if it’s the long, sunny days, the switch to camp hours or just the fact that a two month break is too much for my forty year old brain to handle, but every September I’m lost. I can’t remember if we buy or bring lunch …
Friday, August 24, 2012
As a Red Sox Scholar recipient, Dave Pierre was able to take advantage of getting free school supplies.
While everyone is scrambling to get things ready for back-to-school, there is one Dedham resident who is all set. Dave Pierre, was among 225 students chosen to receive free school supplies at a local Target in Dorcester. The event was held by Red Sox First Baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, as part of the Red Sox Scholars program. Through the program, Pierre was given a new backpack, and $125 for school supplies.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Here are five things to know to help start your day!
REMINDER: The contractor will be working this evening on the Dedham Square Project from 10 PM - 6 AM Todays Weather:Mostly cloudy in the morning...then it becomes partly sunny. There will also be a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog in the morning. Humid with highs in the mid 80s. The chance of rain will be 50 percent. Tonight will be mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 60s according to The National Weather Service. 1. Dedham Square Circle is hosting "Touch the Trucks" at which kids can get a close-up view of the diggers, tractors, and trucks that have been working on the Dedham Square Improvement Project. There will also be an Ice Cream Social with ice cream from the Square's own Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream. Hard hats…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
We put together a quick guide that shows what gadgets you'll need to start the first day of school with.
Whether you're starting high school or college, finding the right gadget is never easy. That's why we put together a list of the "must-haves" for this Back-to-School season, and a few tips on what to look for. When it comes to laptops, it's important to know that the brand doesn't matter as much as the hardware. Make sure that your laptop of choice has either Intel i3, or Intel i5 if you're looking for something to get you through writing papers. Laptops with an i7 processor, are more for gamers, and engineering students who require a faster processor for large programs. According to Best Buy in Dedham, their top selling laptop is the HP M6-1045dx. It has 8GB of memory and a 750GB harddrive. But if you're a student that's studying …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
With school starting in less than a month, a new crop of freshmen will begin their high school careers.
As the calendar flips to August, thoughts start to turn to the first day of the new school year. And when school resumes next month, a brand new crop of freshmen will begin the wild, four-year (in most cases) journey that is high school. So we pose the question: What advice would you offer to the incoming Class of 2016?
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Five things principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students need to know.
The school year is approaching, and Dedham Patch will be there to cover all the big news for all of Dedham's schools. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Patch this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Patch this school year, just email Dedham@patch.com.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Dedham High School is preparing to open and as its doors open, a new crop of freshmen will begin their high school careers.
As the calendar flips to August, thoughts start to turn to the first day of the new school year. When Dedham High School opens for business, a brand new crop of freshmen will begin the wild, four-year journey that is high school. So we pose the question — what advice would you offer to the incoming Class of 2016?
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Annual Back-to-School Brigade program underway to collect school supplies for military kids.
Operation Homefront, and its organizations and volunteers, across the nation will begin collecting donated school supplies, along with monetary donations, that they will distribute to the children of service members at the beginning of theschool year in the fall. This year marks the sixth annual campaign by Operation Homefront to give the children of military families the opportunity to start school with all the supplies they need to be successful. Anyone interested in helping military kids can log on to OperationHomefront.net/backtoschoolbrigade or Facebook.com/OperationHomefront to learn more about how to volunteer or make a donation. “Military families, especially those in the lower and mid-grade enlisted ranks, can see a real money …