In honor of Election Day, Dawe School first graders learned about the voting process and took part in a mock election by setting up a polling location with voting booths in school. They even received "I voted" stickers! Students learned why it is important to voice their opinion by voting and how they can help their community by getting out and voting. Students also learned about when people vote and how they have to go to a polling location and cast a ballot. All of the first grade classes at the Dawe earned a compliment party and were voting on a movie to watch for the compliment party. "Monsters, Inc.", "A Bug's Life", and "101 Dalmatians" were on the ballot, and in a landslide victory, "Monsters, Inc." won! "Monsters, Inc." teaches about friendship and being open to new ideas and having a growth mindset (all part of our SEL curriculum)!
Here are pictures from the assembly at the Dawe School where principal Mr. Cancellieri kissed a pig to celebrate the Dawe surpassing its fundraising goal for the recent fun run event! The assembly started with Mr. C. reading the book "Our Principal Promised to Kiss A Pig". Then Mr. C. fed a cracker and gave a kiss to Prosciutto, a pig from Alpine Acre farm in Stoughton!
Here are some pictures of students arriving at the Dawe Elementary School for the first day of school! Superintendent of Schools Dr. Baeta and Assistant Superintendent Mr. Ford joined Dawe Principal Mr. Cancellieri in greeting students and families.
Our newest Dragons had a great time at the Dawe School's Kindergarten meet & greet event!
Here are the school breakfast and lunch menus for September: https://www.stoughtonschools.org/page/menus
. Please note that free school breakfast and lunch has been extended for the 2023-2024 school year for all students!
Here are some Dawe School Dragons gathered before the start of their Spring Walk to School Day on May 3rd!
Two Dawe School students were honorable mention winners in the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Annual Poster Contest for this school year! The MWRA received close to 2,000 posters and only selected seven winners in each of the four categories - grades K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. Kindergarten student Maelys Bernard, pictured left, won honorable mention in the K-2 category, and fifth grader Na Pham, pictured right, won honorable mention in the grades 3-5 category. The MWRA will honor contest winners at a ceremony later this month. Winning posters will also be on display at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston. Congratulations!
Dawe School 5th grade student Joana Meta had one of her poems selected for publication in the Young American Poetry Digest! Joana's poem will be included with other poems written by students across the country. The Poetry Digest for 2023 will be printed this fall. Congratulations Joana!
The Stoughton School Committee unanimously approved a three-year contract for incoming Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Baeta, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Baeta, pictured here just before signing the contract, is a Stoughton resident and graduate of Stoughton High School, and has been the Superintendent of the Norton Public Schools since 2013. Prior to that, he served as Superintendent of Schools in Holbrook and has experience as a principal, curriculum coordinator, and teacher, in addition to years of service on various committees in town. Congratulations Dr. Baeta! We look forward to when he formally joins us in July.
The Dawe School focuses on different positive character traits each month and honors students for displaying those character traits at a "Character Counts" assembly. Acceptance and patience were the character traits for March. Congratulations to these Dawe Dragons who were recently recognized for showing acceptance and patience!
Here is a sampling of the many great things going on in the Dawe School art studio! Kindergarten self portraits, observational stuffed animal drawings (using pastels) in first grade, and lots of painting/sculptures/hot glue creations sprinkled throughout!
“The Whalemobile” visited the Dawe School! The Whalemobile is a life-sized inflatable whale named Nile, modeled after a real humpback whale that can be seen off the coast of Massachusetts. The inflatable whale was set up in the Dawe School gymnasium, with classes visiting it throughout the 2-day visit. Students could even go inside the inflatable structure to get a look at what a whale’s interior would look like! Students enjoyed getting up close to Nile, going inside, and learning about whales during their time with the Whalemobile.
Students at the Dawe School are enjoying working with fiber in art class! They are learning skills like how to thread a needle and tie a knot, how to create a running and whipstitch, and various weaving techniques.