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Trash and Treasures

April 14th, 2022|

With a one-year-old in daycare, I’ve joined the club of parents who receive daily works of art by their children. I know that some of Freddie’s masterpieces will someday be fridge-worthy, but I also
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Meet Mrs. Turkington

February 24th, 2022|

Shelley Turkington has fearlessly stepped into our science lab and filled it with experimentation, exploration, and wonder. Where were you on your teaching journey before joining us at TDS? I was
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Positive Changes

February 17th, 2022|

We’ve had a successful transition to our new protocols this week. Many students have removed masks for recess and outside times, while others have made a different choice. On Monday, I spoke to all
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Traditions

February 10th, 2022|

For me, one of the highlights of the past month has been bringing back some of the middle school traditions and activities that we didn't get to do during the 2020-21 school year, such
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Joy

February 3rd, 2022|

As many of you know, I celebrated a milestone birthday last week. I was lucky enough to receive cards from many of our Lower Schoolers, and (aided by Coach Morrison) every eighth grader gave
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LS Celebrates Neurodiversity

January 27th, 2022|

As you know, we are observing “Neurodiversity Celebration Week” at TDS. Each classroom has spent time this week recognizing the different ways our brains work. With the leadership of our Learning Specialist, Ms. Stewart, classes
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Celebrating Neurodiversity in MS

January 27th, 2022|

Ms. Stewart planned a series of lessons for the middle school advisories about neurodiversity. The students explored what neurodiversity is and discussed some thought-provoking and important questions: Do you think our school and/or society does
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The Legacy of Dr. King

January 20th, 2022|

Among my many opportunities to visit classrooms each week, reading to our TK-2 students is a real highlight. Last week, many selections focused on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We learned about his upbringing,
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New Resolutions

January 6th, 2022|

For many years, January 1 corresponded with the removal of one unhealthy food from my diet in an attempt to improve how and what I eat. This yielded some positive results. It has been more
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