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Principal's Coffee - 3/7

Once every other month Principal Irwin and Vice Principal Lepetri meet informally with parents who want to chat about events, share comments, and ask questions related to Dana Middle School. The meetings follow an informal format where parents have an opportunity to obtain accurate information about questions and concerns.

March Meeting Topics

This month we will discuss our budget, test scores, and CCTE Pathways


Prior Topics.....

January Topic

this month we will discuss "Are We Accidentally Stealing Ambition From Kids?"

May Meeting Topics

This month we will discuss the impact reading has on student performance and what we can do to support our students in this area.

November Meeting Items

In November we will explore techniques parents and staff can use to help students develop grit and agency. Please download and read the article on "grit". Download and use the protocol grid to organize your thoughts while and after you read. Finally, follow the video link and watch the video. Please come prepared to have a discussion about grit and mindsets.

Article:    Persistence and Grit

Video:     Angela Duckworth - Grit and Persistence

Protocol:  Disussion Chart - Print out the discussion chart. 

Protocol Instructions: Instructions for Protocol 


Additional Resources:  Mindset Kit for Parents 


September Meeting Items

In September we will focus on the work taking place to support our children the area of socio-emotional growth. Feel free to get a head start on the conversation by downloading the following documents:

Follow this link to learn more about our Principal's Coffee schedule for the year.