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  • Welcome to John Y. Dater School

    Thank you for visiting our website. With quick links to the Education Portal and the district calendar, I trust that you will find it a great source of information for you throughout the school year. Please refer to this calendar throughout the year as it will be updated to reflect changes and additions. Along with the calendar, the home page includes announcements, backpack papers, my monthly newsletter (The upDATER), and Community Events and Flyers. The website also contains teacher pages, contact information, the Parent-Student Handbook, links to educational websites, and much more.

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  • Register for the Race - May 7th @ 8:30 a.m.

    Enjoy a family outing while supporting our schools. If you are not a runner, no worries! Walking is permitted! This successful event includes a 5K timed run on a USATF certified course, a family fun run. Enjoy a DJ and post-race refreshments...and don't forget to register! Sponsorship donations are also available.

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  • 2016 Feeling Groovy Book Fair

    Please join us for our "Feeling Groovy Book Fair" the week of May 9 - 12. In addition to class visits throughout the week; the book fair will also be open Monday evening (5/9) from 5:30-8. Consider attending our new Breakfast and Books event: Thursday morning (5/12) from 7:30-8:15. Recommended summer reading titles will be available. Thank you for supporting Dater School. Click on the above link for a schedule and more details.

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  • Ramsey School District Visual Arts Show - May 10 and 11

    The Ramsey School District Visual Arts Show will be taking place on May 10th and 11th in the Mitchell Gym at Ramsey High School. The exhibit will be open to the public from 6:30-8:30 PM on May 10th and from 6:30 - 8:00 PM on May 11th. Select works from students in all five schools will be on display in the art show. Please join us and come see how creative and expressive the children of Ramsey can be!

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  • Summer Sensations 2016

    Are looking for a fun, educational, local, yet inexpensive camp for your child this summer? Try the Ramsey Community School’s popular enrichment camp - SUMMER SENSATIONS! Summer Sensations, a morning enrichment program designed for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade, offers workshops designed to stimulate creative thinking while integrating reading, math, science, technology, acting, art, and other skills. Children will build skills and explore their special interests in workshops of their choice, designed and taught by certified teachers. Click on the link for more information

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  • Launch of Dater Online Spirit Store

    Dater School and the Dater School PTO are excited to announce the launch of our on-line Spiritwear Store! Our students, staff, and families love Dater School - and now we have a more convenient and efficient way to purchase items so you can show off your school spirit. There will also be a link on our Dater homepage. At this time, there are six items for purchase through the online store, including both the fourth and fifth grade Spirit shirts for those who have lost their original or need a new size. There are also some great items that are not Dater-specific that the fifth graders might like as they prepare to transition to Smith. These last two items are called “Dater Hoodie” and “Dater Long Sleeve” but they have a Ram logo. You are able to use your credit card to make purchases on this secure site. The items will be delivered directly to Dater School and sent home with your child. We hope that you find this to be a welcome change. Go Dater! Go Rams!

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  • Elementary Mathematics Overview and Tips

    Click this link to learn about the Elementary Mathematics program and how to incorporate math at home.

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  • PayforIt On-Line Lunch Program - Negative Balances

    Parents/Guardians of students with a negative lunch account balance will now receive a notification e-mail reminder to reload their on-line lunch account or bring in a check made payable to Ramsey Cafe in order to keep the account open. On-line accounts can be replenished via the Parent Portal. New accounts can be set up via PayforIt.

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  • Dater Information Technology Center (ITC) Goes Mobile!

    We would like to introduce some new features of the Dater Information Technology Center. Students can now access their library account and e­books from any mobile device and desktop computer (with Internet). Students will be receiving login information during ITC classes. More information can be found by clicking on the above link or on Mrs. Schinski's webpage.

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  • 2015-2016 Ramsey Alive Episodes

    Episodes of the current season of Ramsey Alive will be posted here. This year the students are involved in all phases of the production: writing, directing, acting, and editing. So far there are two episodes. One stars the students in Mr. Ramsden's homeroom. And the second, the Halloween edition, stars the students in Mrs. Jezequel's homeroom.

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The upDATER

  • April 2016 upDATER - Big Ideas

    It is hard to believe but today is the first day of the final marking period of the 2015-2016 school year. Over these last 50 school days there are many important events that deserve highlighting. The purpose of this newsletter is to make the school community aware of some of these events and provide some more information about them. This list is not exhaustive as there are too many exciting events happening at Dater School to mention in this space.

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  • March 2016 upDATER - Big Ideas

    This month's upDATER about Digital Citizenship was written by Mrs. Schinski (Informational Technology Center Specialist) and Mrs. Fishman (Guidance Counselor).

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  • March 2016 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

    Dater School and the Dater School PTO are excited to announce the launch of our on-line Spiritwear Store ! Our students, staff, and families love Dater School - and now we have a more convenient and efficient way to purchase items so you can show off your school spirit. There will also be a link on our Dater homepage.

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  • February 2016 upDATER - Big Ideas

    The school motto at Dater is "Work Hard and Be Kinder Than is Necessary." While a motto can be meaningless, we would argue that our motto has become part of our school and can be seen daily in the interactions and habits of both teachers and students. One example of this kindness culminated at last Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting hosted by Dater School. At this meeting, with guidance from our faculty advisor Mrs. Jezequel, we presented our service project called "Bagels for Juan Bernardo."

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  • February 2016 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

    This newsletter will focus on the "Nuts and Bolts." While these topics do not concern teaching and learning, they are important enough to warrant attention so that our school runs smoothly and safety. As John Wooden said, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." For this month, we will focus on three "little details" that will help our school run smoothly.

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  • January 2016 upDATER - Big Ideas

    We are continually working to create a culture of kindness at Dater School. Every day we strive to “Be Kinder than is Necessary.” This year, as another way to build this culture, our school will be participating in the 2016 Great Kindness Challenge. During the week of January 25-29, each Dater School student is challenged to complete up to 40 acts of kindness. Please encourage your child to complete as many acts of kindness as they can this week - and every week, of course. On Friday they can hand their list into their homeroom teacher.

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  • January 2016 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

    The communication and cooperation that exists between home and school has always been one of the greatest strengths of the Ramsey school system. This communication continues to be key in our common quest to make Dater School the premiere upper elementary school in the country. It is important that this communication is two-way. To that end, we currently have two fairly simple and efficient avenues to foster communication. One will allow you to receive information and the other will allow you to share your opinion.

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  • December 2015 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

    Woody Allen once famously said, "90% of life is showing up." With that in mind, this month's Nuts and Bolts newsletter focuses on our school's goal of ensuring that every student attends school regularly. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

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  • December 2015 upDATER - Big Ideas

    Computer Science Education week is December 7-13, 2015. All Dater fourth and fifth grade students will be introduced to computer science coding during Information Technology classes. Students will explore vocabulary, tutorials and hands on practice in coding using Code.org®. Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science to all students, exposing them to the language of JavaScript and computer programming.

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  • November 2015 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

    We have some very exciting events going on at Dater this month.

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  • November 2015 upDATER - Big Ideas

    Report cards are one of the best tools we have for reporting actual student progress to help assist students in the process of learning. This first report card will communicate the grades and marks your child has earned over the first two months of the school year. Please review the categories that will appear on your child's report card.

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  • October 2015 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

    We have some exciting upcoming Halloween events.

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  • October 2015 upDATER - Big Ideas

    Schools and families share the same goal: the success of the student. The students have a greater chance of being successful when both parents and teachers communicate with each other. As a parent, you are your child's first teacher. You know them better than the school ever will. Teachers are professionals who have a different perspective to offer and can offer greater insight into a student's academic strengths and areas for growth. Parent-teacher conferences are one of the most effective methods we have to foster on-going home-school communication.

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  • September 2015 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

    This is the second of the two September upDaters. While the previous upDATER focused on “Big Ideas,” this newsletter will focus on the “Nuts and Bolts.” While some of these topics may seem mundane or trivial, I feel that they are important enough to warrant attention. As John Wooden said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” For this month, I have focused on the following seven “little details” that will help our school run smoothly.

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  • September 2015 upDATER - Big Ideas

    One of the “Big Ideas” you hear in education is the importance of educating the whole child (mind, body, heart, spirit). While often this phrase amounts to little more than educational jargon, I would like to share how Dater School is educating the whole child through four powerful initiatives: The Six Pillars of Character, Embrace Civility Initiative, Building Emotional Intelligence, and the Choose Kind Classroom Challenge.

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