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Weekly eNews
May 4, 2019
Photo of the Week
Everyone had a "Hawk of a Good Time" at this year's DCD Fair
Photo by Hilary Rochelle
News and Notes
Fair VIPs and Heads of School for a Day

Congratulations to the four lucky students pictured above with Head of School Allison Webster whose names were drawn at Monday's all-school assembly from among the students who had sold at least three books of raffle tickets. Left to right, Presley Upton and Walker Mims won the honor of being Heads of School for a Day, and Brendan Blackman and Iyla Francione were named Fair VIPs. (Iyla was unable to attend because of illness and Drea Campbell was her stand in.)
Third-Grade Parents: Time to Move Up!
On Monday, May 6, from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., third-grade parents are invited to attend a Parent "Move-Up" Meeting. This meeting is a time for our current third-grade families to meet the fourth-grade team and preview the space that your child will learn in next year. The teachers will give an overview of the curriculum and answer any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you on Monday.
DCD Fun Run
DCD students in grades 1 through 8 are invited to participate in a one-mile Fun Run to support the Animal Rescue League of Dedham!

The race will be held on  Friday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine)! Registration is $10.00 per student. Everyone who participates will receive a water bottle. There will be a prize given to the first girl and boy finisher in each grade.

Please  register by Wednesday, May 8, by clicking here.
Yearbook Order Deadline
The d eadline for yearbook orders in paper form is Wednesday, May 8, by 5:00 p.m.  Yearbooks will be distributed to students on Tuesday, June 4.  
PA Corner
coffee cup Community Coffee
Join members of the Parent Association at Caffe Nero, Legacy Place, on Wednesday, May 8, at 8:15 a.m. for a chance to gather informally after morning drop off.
DCD Book Club
The final book we'll be discussing this year is The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Herrick House.  

"Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery,  The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

"Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different-and far more satisfying-than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams."
PA Nominations
We are accepting nominations for the Parent Association. Please email PA President Sharisse Cail Perry to nominate yourself or someone else for a position on the PA Executive Committee. Please see the Volunteer section of the Resource Board for more information and to read the minutes from the all-parent PA Meeting held on April 29.
News Flash
DCD Takes "Best in Show" at SISAL
Eighth-grader Hannah Peters received First Prize in the printmaking category and Best in Show overall at this year's SISAL (Small Independent School Arts League) exhibit held at Dexter-Southfield School April 17-26 (her winning print is pictured at left)

DCD joined fourteen other independent schools in submitting the best examples of their students' artwork to the annual multi-school, juried art exhibition, which featured work in 11 categories.

DCD submitted 37 pieces of art work from 29  middle school students and received 12 awards in the following categories: printmaking, mixed media, fiber arts, ceramics, woodworking, and metal smithing. 

See the attached list of participants and award winners. Congratulations to all. 
Amigos Invisibles
We're starting a new school-wide kindness project at DCD! Spearheaded by Spanish Teacher Señora Andrade, "Amigos Invisibles" is a special project that involves students, teachers, and staff members sending and receiving anonymous notes of kindness and encouragement throughout DCD.  Señora Andrade introduced this project at a recent school-wide assembly, inviting members of the community to participate. Based on the idea of an "Amigos Invisibles" game played in parts of South America, folks could sign up to exchange secret notes with randomly chosen friends throughout the school.
Grade 1 Play

The first graders gave two wonderful performances of their class play this week. 
Two New Recipes from the Kitchen
Fresh from the DCD kitchen, we offer you two healthy and delicious recipes for a festive weekend. These new items are now served regularly at lunch, and they get rave reviews from students and faculty alike. We hope you enjoy Jack's Guacamole and his Cilantro Lime Tofu Marinade! Click here for the recipes.
Community Service Highlights
Seventh-grader Irini Kolovos has formed a DCD team to help support Birthday Wishes CakeWalk 2019. The walk will be held on Sunday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Let's come together as a community and help children experiencing homelessness celebrate their birthdays! Visit  www.birthdaywishescakewalk.org to join the Dedham Country Day School Team.  CakeWalk is a family-friendly, non-competitive 5K Walk and Fun Run that concludes with a fun festival of activities, including field games, face painting, live music, crafts, raffle, free refreshments, and more.  CakeWalk is  Birthday Wishes'  signature family-fundraising event, which reflects the grassroots nature of the organization and the importance of kids helping kids. Every step taken and every dollar raised by walkers help ensure that children impacted by homelessness will be able to celebrate their birthdays. Thanks for your support!
The Week Ahead
Monday, May 6
Day 5

Grade 3 Parents "Move-Up" Meeting
8:00 a.m. Fourth-grade classrooms

All-School Assembly
8:15 a.m. 

Private Music Program Recital
4:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 7
Day 6

Pre-K Parents "Move-Up" Meeting
8:00 a.m. Kindergarten classrooms

Community Outreach Meeting
8:15-9:30 a.m. Lawrence Room alcove

Faculty/Staff Yoga
4:30 p.m. Valentine Center

Wednesday, May 8
Day 1

Parent Yoga
8:00-9:30 a.m. Herrick House

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

Thursday, May 9
Day 2

Grade 6 Play
8:30 a.m. Lowell Center

Faculty/Staff Yoga
4:15 p.m. 

Friday, May 10
Day 3

Grade 6 Play and Cast Party
8:30 a.m. Lowell Center and Lawrence Room

Fun Run
1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Middle School Dance
7:00 p.m. 

Click here to view the entire calendar.
Jack's Kitchen
Click here to view this week's lunch menu.
Read On! Library Blog
As I looked out I never thought of feet or yards of visibility, but of the hundreds of miles of this color stretching over so much of the world.
"A Round Trip to Davy Jones's Locker," 
The National Geographic Magazine
December 1934
I peered fearfully out into the darkness of the abyss. No human eye had glimpsed this part of our planet before us, this pitch-black country lighted only by the pale gleam of an occasional spiraling shrimp.
The World Beneath the Sea
by Otis Barton

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere (Little, Brown and Company) by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Katherine Roy

Otis Barton (1899-1992) grew up mesmerized by the life in the Atlantic Ocean. As a boy, he wanted to swim deeper and longer. He experimented with a garden hose for air and a wooden helmet with glass windows. ...

Community Bulletin Board
Dr. Michael Thompson to Speak at Rashi 
Dr. Michael Thompson will speak at the Rashi School on Wednesday, May 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m. His talk will examine the complex social world of childhood and address a number of questions: What do social relationships in school predict about happiness in adult life? What is the normal sequence of child friendships, from the parallel play of the two-year-old to the intimate self-disclosure of the adolescent? Why do cliques form and what are the difference between boy and girl groups? Why are children scapegoated and how can their parents and school protect them? Dr. Thompson will draw on research to highlight the differences between friendship and popularity. He makes suggestions about the management of social problems in schools and makes the case that while all children yearn for popularity, it is friendship that helps children survive and thrive. Register at  rashi.org/frenemies
Linda Cabot, a former DCD parent (Gigi Anderson '08 and Noelle Anderson '10), has created an organization named  Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs whose mission is to "activate the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy." Part of this process includes a contest for middle and high school students who are interested in advocating for and preserving the world's oceans. 

Middle school English teacher Rick Edie served as a judge last summer for essays submitted by middle and high school students from around the country and the world, and enjoyed reading the entries from so many amazing and passionate students. He is encouraging any DCD student aged 11-14 to enter the Junior Division competition!  Submissions are accepted in visual art, poetry, prose, film, and music, so there are numerous ways for students to show their passion and interest in the ocean. The deadline for submissions is June 17.  

More information on the Ocean Awareness Contest (including this year's theme and the awards) may be found  here , and for inspiration the 2018 winning entries in all categories may be found  here .  Please contact Mr. Edie if you have any questions or want help with a project!
Join the Walk for Bleeding Disorders
Just 5 days after he was born, William Sousa Wagner, son of Laura Sousa Wagner (pictured together, left), strings instructor and chamber orchestra coach at DCD, was diagnosed with severe hemophilia type A. This rare genetic disorder for which there is no cure prevents blood from clotting and can cause heavy and prolonged bleeding into muscles, joints, or other organs. Bleeding can occur either spontaneously or after an injury. Treatment for hemophilia involves injecting clotting factor intravenously after a bleed or on a regular basis as prophylaxis - a treatment that can cost on average more than $270,000 annually.

On June 8, the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) is hosting a walk for bleeding disorders at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA from 10am-2pm. This family friendly event  will feature live performers, breakfast, a BBQ lunch, petting zoo, ice cream, inflatable obstacle courses, games, face painters, and even the Red Sox Showcase and the New England Revolution street team! Mrs. Sousa Wagner has formed a walk team comprised of family and friends, and wishes to extend the invitation to the DCD community to join their walk team. This walk is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for NEHA, and helps the organization  fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for New England families living with a bleeding disorder through education, support and advocacy.  If your family would like to join the team, make a contribution to support their team (Liam's Sole Mates), or read more about their story, please visit  https://www.uniteforbleedingdisorders.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=10
DCD Alum Seeks Nanny or Babysitting Opportunity this Summer
Annabel Haggerty, DCD class of 2015, currently a senior at Miss Porter's School and heading off to Tulane University in the fall, is looking for a nanny position or babysitting jobs this summer. She has been babysitting for a few years and this summer would like to take on a more consistent nanny position, although she is still more than happy to babysit as well! She will have a car and is very flexible with her schedule. She will be available July through mid-August, so please feel free to reach out to her at  617-775-1624 or  annabel.haggerty@gmail.com