Dear Distinctive Schools Families,
Summer is a wonderful time for students to reflect on the things that they’ve learned throughout the year, try to apply their learning in the world around them, and explore their curiosities! Our Anytime, Anywhere Learning efforts this year are all about students having a voice in what they learn over the summer.
We want students to have an invigorating summer, and keeping their brains working is important. See the attached flyer for some great ideas for their learning.
We recommend that students read at least 20 minutes per day every day, even in the summer. Talking with students about what they read and sharing opinions is a great way to support them with little effort. We also recommend sharing how you use math in your everyday life. Helping students understand how they might use their skills and to communicate with others about their learning is an excellent way to make their learning “stick.”
Explore! Whether it’s a local park, one of the many Chicago or Detroit attractions, or international travel, encourage students to think about how what they’ve learned connects to what they see in the world. Look at these free museum days:
Finally, encourage students to share their summer learning experiences with others in face to face interactions or social media. Tag or follow other students’ work on facebook, instagram, or twitter using #DSSummerLearning.
Below are local library addresses. Students can even get free books at all local libraries:
Get out there, have fun, and learn!
Chief of Schools, Distinctive Schools
Estimadas familias de Distinctive Schools,
¡El verano es un momento maravilloso para que los estudiantes reflexionen sobre las cosas que han aprendido durante el año! En las vacaciones traten de aplicar su aprendizaje en el mundo que les rodea y exploren sus curiosidades. Nuestros esfuerzos de Aprendizaje en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar (Anytime, Anywhere Summer Learning) este año son diseñados con la meta de que los alumnos puedan elegir lo que vayan a aprender durante el verano.
Queremos que los estudiantes tengan un verano revitalizante. Es importante de mantener siempre en marcha al cerebro. Vea el folleto adjunto para informarse sobre algunas ideas para su aprendizaje.
Recomendamos que los estudiantes lean por lo menos 20 minutos al día todos los días, incluso en el verano. Hablar con los estudiantes sobre lo que leen y compartir opiniones es una gran manera de apoyarlos - y es fácil de implementar. También se recomienda conversar sobre la forma en que se utiliza las matemáticas en sus vidas diarias. Ayudar a los estudiantes a entender cómo pueden usar sus habilidades de comunicarse con otros acerca de su aprendizaje es una excelente manera de retener su conocimiento
¡Explorar! Si se trata de un parque local, una de las muchas atracciones de Chicago o Detroit, o viajes internacionales, animar a los estudiantes a pensar en cómo lo que han aprendido se conecta a lo que ven en el mundo. ¡Véase estos días de entrada gratis a los museos de Chicago y Detroit!
Finalmente, animen a los estudiantes a compartir sus experiencias de aprendizaje de verano con otros en interacciones cara a cara o en las redes sociales. También se puede hacer un Tag o un Follow al trabajo de otros estudiantes en Facebook, Instagram o Twitter usando #DSSummerLearning.
Abajo hay las direcciones de unas bibliotecas locales.
¡Salgan de paseo, diviértanse, y aprendan!
Chief of Schools, Distinctive Schools
Thanks to all who were able to attend!
Happy Mother's Day! Our Muffins with Moms event this morning was so much fun! Thank you to all who were able to attend – we appreciate ALL of our DCP moms! We hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!
Snow Day Activities!
DCP Snow Day Activities K-4
Task: Choose an activity to complete using books and resources you have at home.
You will earn one PRIDE ticket per activity you turn into your teacher & director by Monday February 4th, 2019.
1. Write your own Snow Day story.
Write a real or make believe story to be shared with your class. The best story could be selected to be read in front of the entire class!
2. Write a letter to your favorite book character.
Choose one book and write a letter to your favorite character. What do you want to ask them?
3. Create a presentation that summarizes the book using text and illustrations/images (minimum 15 slides).
Introduce all important characters with a brief character sketch/image. Cover all significant events. Conclude with a personal rating of the book; suggest what kind of readers might find the book interesting. The final product can be done using Google Slides, PowerPoint, Prezi or other presentation software.
4. Create a commercial for your book.
Show the cover of the book and start with a good lead. Sometimes a question gets the audience interested. Tell the author, title, genre, series, etc. Explain why you chose to share the book. Then give a good summary of the book without giving away the ending. If possible, mention other books by the same author or other books in the same series. Bring the book and script to share with your class!
5. Create a Scrapbook of words you can read in the newspaper or a magazine.
Make a scrapbook, either using digital software or using paper to show all the words you can read. Be sure to include captions, illustrations/images and
6. I can count to 100 ! 100th Day of School!
It’s almost the 100th day of school! Count out an object that you have 100 of and take a photo to show your teacher or draw it.
Ideas: cotton balls, coins, buttons, noodles, cereal
7. Write a snow Acrostic poem
Use an adjective for each letter of a snow word to write a poem and share with your class
Snowman = S - sparkly, N - new, O - opaque
8. Create a Go Noodle dance with music to share with your class
Pick your favorite song
Come up with motions and dance moves for the song
Share it with your class
9. Write Valentine’s for your classmates
Write two nice things
Cut and fold paper
Share with them on February 14th!
Email your teacher if you need a list of first names
10. Create your own project.
Be creative - use any tool to create a project of your choice. Must bring in to show your teacher for a PRIDE ticket!
11. Login to Lexia Core5 or ST Math or Wonderopolis
Email your teacher if your child needs their User ID number. They should know it!
Complete minutes and unit goal for the week
Make a study guide of all the new skills you have learned by writing down words and ideas to show your teacher
12. Build it!
Use recycled materials or things in the house
Create a sled, invention or musical instrument
Write about what it can do
Bring it in to share with the class
13. Build a fort out of snow or blankets!
Take a photograph or draw a picture with labels to show your picture
14. Make your own slime
Ingredients: ½ tbsp of baking soda, 5 oz Elmer’s Color Glue & 1 tbsp of contact lens solution
1. Pour out entire contents of the 5 fl oz Elmer's Color Glue into a bowl.
2. Add ½ tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly.
3. Add 1 tbsp of contact lens solution. Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form.
4. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
5. If it's too sticky, add ¼ tbsp contact lens solution and knead. Keep adding ¼ tbsp contact lens solution until desired consistency.
15. Make your own Playdoh
Ingredients: 2.5 cups water, 1 1/4 c. salt, 1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar, 5 tbsp. vegetable oil, & 2.5 cups flour
Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot until somewhat smooth. It will be lumpy. Not to worry, the dough will get smoother as it cooks.
Cook the dough over a low heat. Mix frequently. The water will slowly cook out of the mixture and you’ll notice it starts to take on a sticky dough appearance. Keep mixing until the edges of the dough along the side and bottom of the pan appear dry. Pinch a piece of dough. If it’s not gooey, the dough is ready.
More Choices for Snow Day Fun!
Use Clever to get on your child’s school account
January 11, 2019
Greetings Distinctive College Prep Families and Happy New Year!
This is Mrs. Hibbler, your principal, with your weekly DCP-Lions News. Please take note of the following announcements:
January 21st – No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 30th – End of Quarter 2
February 4-22 – NWEA Testing Window
February 13-14 – Parent Teacher Conferences
February 15th – 1:00 pm Dismissal
February 18-19 – President's Day Break
We need our kiddos at school EVERYDAY next week so we are incentivizing attendance with a bi-weekly raffle. Your child will be eligible for the raffle just by coming to school. The more they are at school, the better chance that they have of winning! Our first raffle will be a $25 GAS CARD!!
Parent Teacher Organization
While we are eager to begin our Redford Lions PTO, we have to change our 1st meeting date to accommodate our Good Eats for a Good Cause fundraiser. Our 1st meeting will be held after the Holiday break. . Please sign up in the office or call Mrs. Olds.
Does your child have their uniform?! As a reminder: All students are required to be in complete school uniform daily. PLEASE NOTE: Students out of dress code will receive parent notification of uniform violation and asked to bring them their uniform. If further violations occur consequences will escalate. Please contact me directly with any personal issues with the uniform policy.
Cold Weather Guidelines
Books, Uniforms, and Coats
We are still accepting children's books to fill our school library, any book donations you can make would be appreciated. Also, if you would like to sponsor a student for purchase of a coat, uniform shirt, or backpack-it would be most appreciated.
In an effort to ensure that the office staff has adequate time to update the bus rosters each day, we are instituting a transportation change cut off time of 2:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and at 11:45 on Wednesdays. This will give us 2 hours before dismissal to make all updates necessary. Please contact the main office with all changes prior to the cut off time. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.
This concludes our DCP News – Have a great day!
Dear DCP Redford Families,
We are excited to begin the 2018-19 school year! We had a great first day! Don’t forget today is a 1pm dismissal as well. Thursday and Friday of this week will be regular 3:45pm dismissal days. We are so glad you are here.
Updates for parents/families:
We look forward to having your student and family be part of the Distinctive College Prep: Redford community and ensuring that our school will be THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.