Well it was certainly a year for being on the mountain in interesting weather! We had powder, ice, and pretty much everything in between. And, of course, lots of wind (it seemed like almost every week was windy!)
But the kids showed the great Dover School spirit we love and kept positive and had a good time. Yay Dover kids! We have some good athletes and good citizens here.
A big heartfelt thank you to all the Dover School staff and parents: everyone did their part whether it was getting paperwork in on time, sending snacks, making sure kids showed up with ski gear, and of course special thanks go to those who were able to show up week after week to schlep skis, snacks, and kids around (and maybe even ski a little). It's a community effort and every little bit helps!
We got (most) of the kiddos rounded up at recess today for an appropriately chilly photo; here it is! At least some of them are looking at the camera...Which pretty sums up the character of the Winter Sports program!!
Still thinking snow (powder day next Wednesday anyone? Wouldn't that figure),
p.s. Whoever wants to run the program for next year, I saved all the spreadsheets in Drive so it will be super easy! You know you want to!!
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching our officers will be doing extra patrols for the Click it or Ticket campaign. We have a short video on our Facebook page which you can share as a reminder to driver's of what can happen if they don't wear their seatbelts.
I am attaching the standard Click it or Ticket image to this email in hopes that you post it on the Dover Town and Dover Elementary School websites as a additional reminder for everyone.
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me at the P.D. We appreciate your help in getting the word out!
100 Mile Club Parent Letter
Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),
This year we are excited to share that we have initiated a new and exciting physical activity program at Dover School called The 100 Mile Club®.
The 100 Mile Club® was started 24 years ago by Kara Lubin, a public school teacher in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in Southern California. 100 Mile Club® is now a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to provide to all individuals the opportunity to experience fitness and personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year.
This year at Dover School, the 100 Mile Club will be open to all students in grades K-6. Wendy Johnson, Health & Physical Education Teacher, will be the Dover School 100 Mile Club coach. Children who are interested in being a part of The 100 Mile Club sign up by simply completing their first One Mile Challenge. Each child who completes their first One Mile Challenge, will receive an “Challenge Accepted” ID card, signifying that they are taking part in the 100 Mile Club® challenge. There is no cost to participate.
Students earn miles by running while at school. They can log laps on our playground field during recess, during the school day with their teacher/class, in PE, as part of the L’After after-school Program, and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school (between 8:00-8:15). Activities and miles run outside of school do NOT count toward their 100 Mile Program Goals.
Through the journey toward 100 miles, your child will practice personal goal setting, team spirit, perseverance, poise, confidence, and honest self-evaluation. As your child reaches special MILEstones, we all celebrate together. When your child reaches 100 miles, he or she will be celebrated at our Year-End Ceremony where every participant will receive a special certificate celebrating their total miles run.
We started the 100 Mile Program this week, September 20, 2016 and are excited by the students’ eagerness and energy. If you have additional questions about the 100 Mile Club, please contact Wendy Johnson (email@example.com.) If for any reason you do not want your child to participate in this in-school program, please contact Wendy Johnson or Matt Martyn at 802-464-5386.
100 Mile Club® MISSION STATEMENT:
The 100 Mile Club® provides the opportunity to run or walk 100 miles at school during a single school year which improves school readiness to learn, creates better education outcomes, builds self-esteem and the overall health in the lives of children and others.
To learn more, please visit www.100mileclub.com. YAY!
In response to community and family needs, this year's L'After, our After School Program, will be structured a bit differently than in previous years. In case you're wondering, L'After is a contraction of Learning and After!
First Grade Dover Elementary School & L'After Site Coordinator
L'After phone: 802-258-8769
Check out the L'After blog at: http://thedoverschoollafter.blogspot.com/
The Dover School tells us why they are a cool school! They are the only public school in the candidacy process to become an International Baccalaureate school.