NEWS

April 26, 2019


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Dorset News Network

April 26, 2019

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Graduation and Last Day of School: Barring any more snow days the last day of school will be Friday, June 14th. Dismissal will be at 12:30 on that day. Graduation for 8th grade will be Thursday, June 13th at 5:30 pm. (Please keep in mind that in the unlikely event that we needed to close school for any reason, that date would change. Keep your fingers crossed!)

Remember to view the Community event page under students!

Check out the new BRSU Food Service Program page for the Taconic & Green and Mettawee School Districts. Once there, you will find school monthly menus, lunch & salad bar ingredients, Harvest of the Month information and recipes, school lunch forms and much more. Just look for the food icon in the center of the BRSU Home Page or click on the link HERE.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: Electronic Recycling will be held at the Dorset School on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details or visit our website under Students, Community Events.

Staff Appreciation: DPV will be providing Breakfast on Monday, May 6th and Lunch on Friday, May 10th to our teachers and staff. Total number of staff at the Dorset School is 42. Please bring in a healthy dish to show your appreciation for a great year at the Dorset School. Breakfast can be dropped off by 7:30 am and lunch can be dropped off in the morning or around 11 am.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

SignUp Link: HERE

Please call or email me with questions: 802.353.6077 jdmirenda@gmail.com

SPRING CONCERT: Letter and Details can be found HERE.

BBA Adventure Learning Trip: The 7th grade has been re-scheduled for Friday, May 10th.

Proficiency Based Learning: We will have our third Forum on Proficiency Based Learning this coming Tuesday, April 30th in The Dorset School Library. We’d love to see you there! Please contact the front office at 362.2606 if you plan on attending.

SVAC School ART Show: The art show is on display until the end of the month for families to visit if you were unable to make the opening. You may also check back to Mr. Paarlberg-Kvam's art page and view more images.

The Dorset School Yearbook

Advertising/Congratulations order form

Would you like to advertise in our yearbook? If you or someone you know owns a local business or if you would like to congratulate their son, daughter or family friend for graduating, please consider supporting our yearbook by purchasing an advertisement. HERE is the form.

Check out the new BRSU Food Service Program page for the Taconic & Green and Mettawee School Districts. Once there, you will find school monthly menus, lunch & salad bar ingredients, Harvest of the Month information and recipes, school lunch forms and much more. Just look for the food icon in the center of the BRSU Home Page or click on the link HERE.

Merck Forest: Blue Bird & Nest Box Workshop 4/27/19. See the Community Events page under student tab for the flyer.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Events: Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Bennington Transfer Station, 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington. Bring any substance with labels that say CAUSTIC, TOXIC, CORROSIVE, POISON, FLAMMABLE, DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, USE IN AN OPEN ENVIRONMENT.

Spring is a busy time for assessments! In the BRSU, we assess students with the NorthWest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress, and students in grades 3-8 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) over the next few weeks. Rather than setting one or two weeks for testing, each team has set their own schedule. You will be hearing from your child’s teacher(s) as to when they will be taking the SBAC and the NWEA. Please remember that this is not something that students should study for! Just get a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast! Here is a letter that explains the SBAC.

There is a lot happening in our school library! We are in the midst of restructuring shelving units and reorganizing our fiction and non-fiction areas. We'd like to add a puzzle table and comfortable seating for students to enjoy while in the library. Mr. PK has been working with our K-8 students to create two amazing murals!! We are looking for donations of bean bag or Big Joe chairs, maybe a new couch and a puzzle/ game table. Email Heather McGuire, (hmcguire@brsu.org), if you have any items or suggestions. Please stop by and see our exciting changes!!

Summer Camp information is arriving daily! Please check the website on a regular basis. There is a new drop down dedicated to summer camp information.

Burr & Burton Academy: Summer Camp Link can be found here.








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