Friday, February 1, 2013
The 5th grade class spent two weeks preparing for the event.
The Greenlodge Elementary School students have done many fundraisers that have included selling pies, wreaths and raking leaves. But the 5th grade class wanted to do something different and mothers, Shannon Francis and Chris Haggerty decided to organize a cafe fundraiser. Michelle Mammone is a parent for one of the students and was very happy to see how successful the cafe was. "It's great to see these kids take their responsibilities seriously," Mammone said. "This is their thing and they worked hard for this, and have been working at this for the last couple of weeks." Students were assigned to be cooks, waitresses, pastry chefs, hosts and cashiers. And were responsible for creating a positive atmosphere for guests. "My daughter is …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Greenlodge Student Council sponsored “Cozy for a Cause” on Friday, Nov. 9 to raise money to help those affected by Hurrican Sandy. Students and staff were asked to come to school dressed in their cozy pajamas or sweats and bring a cash donation to school to be donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. Student council members collected and counted the money, and are very pleased to announce that almost $1300.00. was collected to help those who need assistance.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Students participated in a statewide contest that earned one student Honorable Mention.
All students in the four public elementary schools in Dedham recently celebrated their school libraries by participating in the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) bookmark contest. During library time students began designing bookmarks illustrating the theme, “I’m Wild about My School Library.” Students were encouraged to design a bookmark showcasing their favorite library experience or what they felt was the best part of their library program. In the end, the bookmark contest was a huge success! Over 100 students at Avery and Oakdale submitted bookmarks and about 40 students at Riverdale participated in the program. The top bookmarks from each division were submitted to the MSLA for judging. Some famous Massachusetts authors…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The committee will vote on the proposal at Wednesday evening's meeting.
With three elementary schools with room for additional students and the Oakdale Elementary School at capacity, the Dedham School Committee will consider Wednesday new district lines for incoming first graders for the upcoming school year. All four elementary schools will be effected with students moving out of the Oakdale district and into either Greenlodge, the new Avery or Riverdale. "We are trying to even out enrollments," said committee member Mayanne Briggs said. The committee will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The changes will not effect any students currently enrolled in one of the elementary schools or any incoming first grader with a sibling enrolled in one of the elementary schools, Briggs said Tuesday. "It's a gradual…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Principals laid out plans for improving English-language arts scores for the 2012 MCAS.
Dedham elementary students will get a boost from schools this year as the district looks to improve English-language arts MCAS scores. Elementary principals laid out a comphrensive plan Wednesday evening to the Dedham School Committee aimed to reverse ELA results. Three of the four elementary schools failed to meet adaquate yearly progress (AYP) in ELA for the aggregate. Oakdale Elementary School was the only to meet AYP, and in fact was the only school in the district to meet AYP for all subgroups and in the aggregate in both ELA and math. As part of the changes, elementary schools will add skill-building sessions after school to help kids improve their ELA skills, Avery School principal Clare Sullivan said. A similar program for math …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Today's weather, start of summer and Oakdale computer drawings.
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