Monthly Archives: December 2014

In its first few months this blog…

Word Press sends an end-of-year statistics report. It’s interesting but not surprising to see what interests readers– pictures! I am hoping that 2015 brings visitors from even more countries. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. … Continue reading

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Winterfest 2015

Before we depart for winter break, our PDS tradition is to spend a day enjoying each other’s company. We warm and brighten the darkest days by celebrating winterfest. Students and faculty joined together for crafts, skits, games, helping in the … Continue reading

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Visiting the Food Bank

I have written about how exciting this time of year is for sixth grade, as they undertake to design, build, educate and publicize their structure for the Canstruction Jr. competition at the end of January. Canstruction is a huge undertaking. … Continue reading

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Supporting Literacy by Helping Families to Read at Home

For the second year in a row, our middle school students have supported a local organization called Leading to Reading, which advocates for and supports family literacy by collecting new books and creating book packs to distribute to households that … Continue reading

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They Dared to Teach

What if the students taught school? For the past several years, we’ve had a tradition of setting aside time for students to do just that.┬áNow called Dare to Teach Day, (D2T), we have usually held this day in the spring. … Continue reading

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High School Community Service class asks for your help

All semester, a group of high school students enrolled in the Community Service intensive studies (aka vertical block) class have been working to make the world a better place. Sprout Creek Farm, the Children’s Home in Poughkeepsie, Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading

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