Saturday, February 16, 2013
First grade students in Dexter spent the day with Beezer, a Newfoundland dog, during a special presentation on Feb. 5.
Saturday, February 16
Submitted by Maureen Kline First-grade students at Bates Elementary School in Dexter welcomed a furry reading buddy to class recently. Pat Schutte, whose daughter Katie is in teacher Maureen Kline's class, brought her Newfoundland dog, Beezer, to the school. Students all got some time to read books to Beezer as part of a program to help students gain confidence. "We did dog-themed math, too," Kline said. "It was great fun." Schutte said the 194-pound Landseer Newfoundland is similiar to a St. Bernard. While normally all black in color, Newfies can sometimes be black and white, she said.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Charlotte Burderly, a student at Bates Elementary School, was selected to publish an illustration in the literary magazine "Spider."
Charlotte Burderly, 7, a student at Bates Elementary School in Dexter, was recently selected to publish an illustration in the children's literary magazine, Spider. According to the Dexter Leader, Charlotte, the daughter of Elise and Michael Bruderly of Dexter, submitted her original artwork titled "Dancers" in September, when the magazine requested readers submit art about something that inspires them. Charlotte's picture appears on the Spider’s Corner page of the January 2013 issue and on the magazine's website. Read the complete story on the Dexter Leader website here.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The school held a book fair on March 19-23 to help raise money for tornado victims in Dexter.
Days after an F3 tornado touched down in Dexter, faculty and staff at Bates Elementary School were hard at work devising plans to help families of students affected by the storm. The school's efforts paid off, and following a five-day book fair fundraiser, faculty raised $1,512 for the Dexter Relief Fund. The book fair was scheduled months prior to the storm, the proceeds of which usually benefit the Media Center at Bates. This year, however, event coordinators Julie Darling, Colleen Clark and Rebecca Reed decided to donate the proceeds to the relief fund. "It just seemed like the right thing to do," Darling said. What resulted was the largest grossing Scholastic book fair that Darling had ever seen at the school. "We usually sell a little…