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Excellence at DY Schools

There are great things happening at DY Schools everyday!

Our children are learning more than we ever did! They are being challenged. They are growing in their intelligence, their teamwork, their creativity, their thinking skills, and so much more.

Our teachers and coaches and administrators are going above and beyond on a daily basis.

Please share your stories here where you see excellence in the DY Schools!

Let’s celebrate where ever we see positive results!

Thank you for sharing. Your stories reinforce this greatness and magnify it!

They make a difference!

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

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  1. March 4, 2010 9:19 pm

    You guys are just great. I hear every day from parents about how good the schools are in DY regional.
    But more people in both towns need to hear from you parents. I would love to see more letters from the parents who really know what is going on in the schools.

    Dick McGarr
    dysos

    • March 5, 2010 1:22 am

      Thank you Dick! We look forward to working with your group!

      Let’s start the conversation! Parents – where are you seeing excellence in DY Schools?

      Tell us your stories today!

  2. Kristin permalink
    March 5, 2010 9:47 pm

    I love that my son, in Kindergarten at LCM, is learning so much more than I ever expected. He can read beginner books, he writes mini-stories, he’s doing many math oriented lessons including addition, counting by 10’s, counting by 5’s, counting by 2’s, counting money, telling time. I don’t think I learned a lot of that until 2nd grade!

    He said the other day, “I know how many 4 tens are mom. 40!” Essentially they’re getting the foundation for multiplication right now.

    Beyond this I am amazed at the social skills and personal development skills he is learning! Every month they focus on on an important social skill like “Responsibility,” “Respect,” “Kindness” and so on. It is reinforced from the morning announcement, throughout the day, in the hallways, and more.

    The children have also learned techniques for Calming Down when upset, How to handle conflicts, How to Handle a Problem, and more. The learn to identify how they feel, how others may be feeling and how to resolve issues.

    When I volunteer, I see the kids actually using these techniques on their own accord! That shows me how well they are taught and reinforced!

    Thank you for the great work: Mrs. Gogol, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Caldwell, Principal Crowell and so many others!!!!!

    Kristin Sullivan Stone
    LCM parent

  3. Michelle Giardino-Glanvill permalink
    March 5, 2010 10:40 pm

    My son is in 2nd grade at Ezra Baker. He has autism and mental retardation. I feel like they created the SPEEK/STAR program just for him. I marvel, almost daily, at how much he has progressed since his first days in pre-school at DY. Crying so forelornely that the only school pictures of him that spring were of a puffy red face covered in poster paint. He was aggressively friendly and stronger than he knows. In a local private pre-school at that same time he hurt other children. He didn’t mean to hurt them, but didn’t know how to communicate his like for them without adult assistance. He got that assistance and has learned how to communicate at our public school. He now happily hops on the bus in the morning and greets his friends, both in his special class and his regular class, with a hearty “high five” or “shake hands.” His outbursts are moderated by careful and thoughtful planning or when planning fails, a warm hand to guide him to a calmer place.
    I love how the DY system is helping my son grow to be the best he can be!
    Michelle Giardino-Glanvill

    • March 5, 2010 11:09 pm

      Michelle – that is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your story! – Kristin

    • dysos permalink
      March 29, 2010 8:53 pm

      Michelle, You should send this into the Register as a letter to the editor. It is wonderful

      dick mcgarr

  4. March 12, 2010 7:39 pm

    Just found out about a program between the Yarmouth Senior Center and LCM elementary school where seniors come into the 3rd grade classes and have book discussions with students who have read the book in advance. Here is the Yarmouth Senior Center contact if you want to get involved:
    Contact:
    Karen Marciante, Director of Senior Services
    Ph: (508) 394-7606

  5. March 17, 2010 9:25 pm

    Article in The Register highlighting the efforts to help our children eat healthier.

    Dennis-Yarmouth Kids learn to eat healthy and exercise

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