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Weekly e-News
November 10, 2018
Photo of the Week

DCD Third Graders Present Their Own Version of the United Nations!
The World's Fair took place on Friday as students celebrated traditions and food from around the world with their families.                                         Photo by Sue Shirley
News & Notes
Fall Sports Season Wraps Up 
Coaches will celebrate the efforts of our middle-school student athletes at two upcoming assemblies, on Tuesday, November 13, recognizing girls' and boys' soccer and cross country, and on Monday, November 19, varsity and JV field hockey and flag football. 
Give to DCD While You Shop This Holiday Season
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support DCD every time you shop, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to DCD. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. To learn more about contributing to DCD through AmazonSmile, click here
Matching-Gift Portal Now Online
Now there's an easy way for you to discover if your company has a matching-gift program. Click here to go to DCD's online giving page and u se the search box in the righthand column to see if your company participates in a matching-gift program. Please note that yours is a matching gift on the online form and send matching gift forms from your company to: The Advancement Office, Dedham Country Day School, 90 Sandy Valley Road, Dedham, MA 02026
Dress Code for Thanksgiving and Holiday Assemblies
Please note: There is a special dress code for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Holiday Assemblies. Students are required to wear coats and ties, dresses, skirts, or dress pants. Footwear on such occasions should not be sneakers or running shoes. Performers will be notified of any special concert dress requirements. See page 70 of the DCD Handbook "Clothing Guidelines for Special Occasions."
Community Service
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DCD's Community Outreach Committee is organizing a food drive to provide needy local families with all the fixings for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. More than twenty families will benefit from our donations, which are coordinated through the Dedham Youth Commission and the Dedham Food Pantry. This year will be DCD's 22nd Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Each child in each grade at DCD is asked to contribute specific items to the drive and should have already received an assignment. Bins for collecting donations are located outside each classroom. The deadline for donations is November 15, with the exception of pies, which should be dropped off at school on Monday, November 19, in the morning.  If you have any questions, please contact your Community Outreach parent class representative, or one of our faculty service-learning coordinators, Mr. Balk ( dbalk@dcds.net ) or Ms. Hultgren ( chultgren@dcds.net ).  Thank you for your generosity in helping others to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!
News Flash
Sharing the Art of Storytelling at DCD
Master storyteller Willy Clafiln captivated the attention of DCD students during his visit on Monday. He had middle schoolers belly laughing as he talked about the serendipity that brought him to his career as a storyteller and that augmented and enhanced his stories along the way.


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Lynn Lyons Kicks Off New Series of DCD Connects Events
Lynn Lyons spoke to a packed house in the Lowell Center on Thursday night about concrete ways of dealing with anxiety in children. A licensed social worker and co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teens and Kids, Lynn shared new strategies for dealing with anxiety and worry in children. The next event in the series is a film screening and discussion of Class of 2032: Schooling for a Digital Culture on February 12, 2019. 
EDP Happenings
Chess Wizards Fall Session Concludes
The fall session of Chess Wizards came to a close this week with a visit from the Grand Chess Wizard Sam and a culminating Chess tournament. Everyone left with much more knowledge and a shiny new chess trophy!
Reminder: There will be no EDP on 11/21 and 12/14. There is still space available for the last Friday afternoon soccer clinic on 11/16. Please contact Megan Saia at msaia@dcds.net to register. 
The Week Ahead
Monday, November 12
No School: Veterans' Day Observed

Tuesday, November 13
Day 3

Fall Sports Assembly
8:15 a.m. Lowell Center

Yoga for DCD Parents
8:15 a.m. Herrick House

PA Community Coffee
8:15 a.m. Caffe Nero, Legacy Place

Wednesday, November 14
Day 4

Admissions Classroom Observation
8:30-10:30 a.m. 

Culture Club
3:00-4:30 p.m. Mrs. Mayard's third-grade classroom

Smooth Talk Evening
5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, November 15
Day 5

Grade 8 Visiting Day

Workout Bootcamp for DCD Parents
8:15 a.m.

Grade 7 Play
8:30 a.m. Lowell Center

Friday, November 16
Day 6

Grade 7 Play
8:30 a.m. Lowell Center

Middle School Student Council Event
12:30-2:30 p.m. 

Class of 2017 Parents Dinner
7:00 p.m. Herrick House


Click here to view the entire calendar.
Jack's Kitchen
Students enjoyed fresh produce this week from local farms, including s quash from the White Barn Farm in Wrentham and apples from the Big Apple in Wrentham and Jane and Paul's Farm in Norfolk.

  Click here to view this week's lunch menu.
Read On! Library Blog
A Thanksgiving Favorite
While there are a plethora of new books on the market every season, it's always a pleasure to introduce some of my favorite older titles to children. One series of picture books that I'm fond of is the Cranberry Series by Wende and Harry Devlin. Wende wrote the stories that she may have first shared with her own seven children. While Wende was a gifted painter, she began to collaborate with her husband, Harry, also a commercial artist. Harry began to illustrate the sweet tales that Wende wrote. Together, they created the Old Black Witch Series and the Cranberry Series.

Community Bulletin Board
Turkey Trot
Join us for the 7th running of the Family Gratitude 5K Turkey Trot and Kids 1/2 Mile Run on Thanksgiving Day, 
Thursday, November 22, 2018. Kick off your Thanksgiving Day festivities with a fun, family-friendly event to benefit local charities. Proceeds from the race benefit the Dedham Food Pantry and local Ripples of Hope community-based service initiatives (which have included Horizons at DCD in the past!). The race starts and ends at the Endicott Estate, 656 East Street, Dedham. The Kids Run, for age nine and under, takes place at 8:00 a.m. around the estate grounds. The 5K Road Race begins at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome, including walkers!  There is plenty of onsite parking. We will be collecting food items for our bagging event opposite the registration tent. These items will be sorted and brought to the Dedham Food Pantry! Click here to sign up.
Faculty Share Their Creative Talents at Holiday Craft Market
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at this year's Holiday Craft Market, to be held at the home of DCD art teacher Lisa Houck, 88 Stoney Lea Road, Dedham, on Sunday, December 2, from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Lisa will be joining a number of local artists, including DCD pre-K teacher Lexi Jackson and band teacher Duane Claussen, in selling unique handmade gifts. Check out their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/DedhamHandmade/
Sports Program Offered at DCD over Winter Break
Mark Jackson and Dan Balk will be running a sports program during winter break for s tudents currently in grades preK-5 (friends from outside of DCD are also welcome).

cartoon-soccer-ball.jpg ACTIVITIES : Sports and games, like socce r,  floor  hockey, basketball, handball, kickball, capture the flag, etc.
DATES : December 17 through 21 (you can sign your child up for the full week or for individual days).
HOURS : Full day: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
Half day: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p,m. or 12:00-3:00 p.m.

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LOCATION : Rand Gym
FOOD : We provide a snack in the morning. If your child is
attending for the full day, he or she should bring a lunch. 
(No nuts, please). 
PRICE : $70 per full day/$35 per half day
(Limited financial assistance is available. To find out if you qualify, contact Bob Santry, bsantry@dcds.net).

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To sign up for the full program or individual days, contact Dan Balk ( dbalk@dcds.net ). Payment can be made to Dan or Mark at any time leading up to camp.
 Dedham Youth Lacrosse Spring Registration

Dedham Youth Lacrosse has begun registration for spring 2019. Registration will be open until December 31. For more information, go to dedhamlax.com.