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Saturday Feb 3rd, 2018 Doral News

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Dear Doral Families, 
This week we had our 100th day of school celebration, along with the performance of the Colorado Symphony . Thank you Mrs. LeBlanc for inviting the Colorado Symphony to our school. The performance was our kick-off to learning Violin. We also kicked off Jump Rope for Heart and the students are extremely excited about collecting donations and learning how to be healthy. Our Staff is also very excited about an Arts Integration PD they will be having on Feb.16th. Below please find the information about our PD: 
Arts Coach Bio
Aminisha Ferdinand is a theater & dance artist-educator. She coaches teachers and teaching artists on integrating arts into the classroom and co-teaches a theater & dance K-8 arts integrated residency. Additionally, she leads monthly sessions with teaching artists on race and power in education. Her teaching experience includes work in Atlanta, New Orleans, New York and Gulu, Uganda. Before entering the field of arts education, she performed in theater and film in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. She is re-emerging as a performing artist with a developing lens on decolonized expression. She has an MA in Educational Theater from NYU and a BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Miami.
Prove Your Point by Persuasive Playwriting: 
ELA, Math, Science, SEL, Social Studies, Theater
How would an obtuse angle convince you they’re better than an acute angle? Why is each branch of government necessary? Add some flavor to the facts of academic content by transitioning from persuasive essay-writing to persuasive playwriting. Learn carefully scaffolded steps to help students personify content across all curriculum areas through monologues or 2-character plays. Your students’ curiosity, creativity, and personal perspective will shine through their writing as they deepen understanding of the content and develop confidence as playwrights. Come to the session with a topic you’re teaching this week and leave with a newly written persuasive play to share with your students. Addresses Common Core Anchor Standards for Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening. Early childhood session uses a whole group playwriting process with a focus on physical and emotional expression.
Mathematical Monologues: 
Math, Theater
Where do we see math in everyday life? How do teachers bring those real world connections into the classroom? In this workshop, learn how to write fun math monologues where a character with a big personality frustratedly tries to figure out the math they need to solve a real-world problem. You will be able to lead your whole class in rehearsal of your math monologue, have clear guidelines on how to choose performers, and ensure everyone in class has multiple opportunities to go through the process of solving equations with imagination, movement, and emotion. Your students will enjoy performing your math monologues so much, they’ll soon ask to write and perform their own.
Thank you to the Doral Community for all your support !!!
Thank you for all your support !
Upcoming Events
Feb.5th - Middle School Girls Basketball Game @ 4pm 
Middle School Boys Basketball@ 5pm
Feb.6th - Drawing Club Art Show 4pm- 5pm 
Feb.7th- Book Fair Night
New Parent Interest Meeting @ 6pm
Feb 9th - Movie Night Showing Movie WONDER 
Open Enrollment
Please tell your friends,neighbors,or coworkers that Open Enrollment at Doral has started . Please visit our website for more information.We will be having a Parent Interest Meeting on Feb.7th @ 6pm.
Snack Shack
The Basketball Department will be opening the snack shack before and after school! We will be selling Knick Knacks, healthier snacks, and a limited amount of sweets! We will have Donuts Tuesdays, as well as Breakfast Burrito Thursdays! Please come out and support your Ravens Basketball teams!!!
Have a wonderful day and thank you for all your support!
Book Fair Week 
Feb.5th - Feb.9th 
We need volunteers to help us!
Volunteer Help: