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ELA-2: Opportunity to Have Books Signed by Surishtha Sehgal
Grades > ELA-8

On Monday, March 2nd, bestselling author Surishtha Sehgal will be visiting Darlington to read to all ELA-2 students from her picture book A Bucket of Blessings: 

Near a majestic mountain in a vast jungle with many mango trees, it has not rained for weeks and weeks. The village well and pond are dry. Monkey and his friends look everywhere for water, but they have no luck. And then Monkey remembers a story his mama used to tell him, a story about how peacocks can make it rain by dancing. So he sets out to see if the story is true…

ELA-2 students are welcome to bring in their own copies of A Bucket of Blessings for Ms. Sehgal to sign during her visit. 

Before sending the book to school with your child, please tape a note (or a Post-It) on the front cover of the book with your name and the name of your child's homeroom teacher. If the author's inscription should be made out to someone other than your child, please also include that name on the note. Finally, please make sure that the note is written in print and that the spelling is clear. 

A Bucket of Blessings is available for purchase from AmazonBarnes and Noble, and many other book retailers. 

 

A percentage of proceeds from the book will go to Charity: Water, a New York-based nonprofit that brings clean water to people in need in countries where access is limited.

PreK and 4th Grade Present their Penguin Projects on Thursday, March 5
Grades > ELA-8
PreK and 4th grade will be presenting D'Oscars in the Ledbetter Commons of Thatcher Hall on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come to see the penguin research the students have collaborated on with their Buddy class, along with the projects they have created! 
3rd Grade's Annual Wax Museum this Wednesday
Grades > ELA-8

All are invited to the Yankee Wrestling Room on Wednesday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for 3rd Grade's annual Wax Museum.

Come and witness an incredible cross-curricular presentation! Each student will be frozen until brought to life by you! You will be able to see a self-portrait created in art, read a research report written in Writer's Workshop, view an iMovie and Keynote project created in technology, hear from each famous person in both Spanish and English, and see these icons as wax figures created with the help of all of the Enrichment teachers and the amazing 3rd graders!

Darlington School will have Spring Break from March 7-15
Grades > ELA-8

Darlington School will have spring break beginning on Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 15.

We will have conferences on Monday, March 16.

School will resume on Tuesday, March 17.

5th Grade Spring Fling this Thursday, March 5th
Grades > ELA-8

5th grade will hold their annual Spring Fling this Thursday night! These students will stay after school on Thursday and attend the Darlington baseball game, eat dinner in the dining hall, swim in the Huffman Center, watch movies and sleep in their classrooms.

Please remember to bring jeans and a sweatshirt to change in to after school, a swimsuit and a towel, a sleeping bag and pillow, along with sweats to wear the next day! Refer to your child's summary page for more details.

ELA-8 Spring Conferences
Grades > ELA-8
The ELA-8 will have Spring Conferences on Monday, March 16. There will be no school for students on this day. All conferences need to be scheduled through your child's teacher or advisor. 
Noon Optimist Club Oratorical Contest
Grades > 9-12

Students are invited to participate in the Noon Optimist Club Annual Oratorical Contest.The Application/Rule Form is available in Mrs. Pate's office and must be postmarked by March 7. The contest will be held Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 pm at Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

Contestants must prepare a 4-5 min. speech on the topic: "How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements in the Future."

The local winner will receive $200 and go on to compete at the regional contest.



Reminders
Global Studies Program Application
Grades > ELA-12

Darlington's Global Studies Program is now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The requirements for the program can be found under the Academics tab of the Darlington website. 

http://www.darlingtonschool.org/academics/globalstudies.aspx

Once you have completed the attached application, e-mail Ms. Yensen Lambert or Mr. Eric Braun to schedule an interview with the Global Studies Committee. 

Are you interested in AP English?
Grades > 9-12
If you are applying for AP English Language or AP English Literature next year and you are NOT currently enrolled in honors/AP English, please email Ms. Wilson at bwilson@darlingtonschool.org to schedule a time to write your application essay.  This is a timed (45-minute) essay for which you do not need to prepare.  You may take it during a free period, after school, or during evening study hall.  Good luck!



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