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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 2/1 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL
  • 2/7 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (NO STUDENTS)
  • 2/11 INVENTOR BEE
  • 2/11 JEANS DAY FUNDRAISER $1
  • 2/24 BLACK HISTORY LIVING MUSEUM
LOOK AHEAD
3/3/22-PARENT WORKSHOP
THEME:STATE TESTING PARENT PREP



1416 W. RIVERVIEW AVE DAYTON, OH 45402

DLA WAY- JANUARY NEWSLETTER







DLA CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY !

During the month of February we will be celebrating black history.

This years theme is Inventors and Innovators. Students will either create inventions or study inventors to present during our school wide premier on February 24th. Student presentations will be due on February 17 and 18.

In addition, students in grades 3-8 will be able to sign up and participate in our Inventor Bee held on February 11th.

DLA PARNERED WITH NO MORE BLOWS

Who We Are & What We Do

No More Blows is dedicated to education and having honest conversations about healthy dating, as we work toward making sure Women of Color have a safe haven and place of refuge. No More Blows was founded in 2012. And in 2013, No More Blows was incorporated as a non-profit organization. Kia A. Richardson, Founder of No More Blows, currently mentors teens and young women who have either left abusive relationships, are in the process of leaving abusive relationships, or want to leave abusive relationships.

Programs & Services

All services are free and confidential and offer a wide variety of programming to help women and children improve their personal safety, encourage self-sufficiency, and empower women to survive, cope, and re-enter the community safely.

PARTNERSHIP

No More Blows has agreed to partner with Dayton Leadership Academy families and provide services outlined above. Kia will be available every Tuesday for services. If interested in services please click the link https://forms.gle/dUdHWRzdFmaniZWM6 to fill a quick form. For more information 937-705-0749 or visit https://www.nomoreblows.org/ for more information.





Dior Alexander
Dillian Terry
Brian Wilson
De'Andriya Leonard
Jayceon Allen
Symphony O'Berry
Husand Williams
Herman Pritchett
Antoine Jamison
Shy'auna Stewart
Kha'Mijah Trotter
Nyles Williams
Brandon Hall
Zy-Niyha Taylor
Paris Robinson

Karter Brookshire
Cornell Cummings
Brookln Goode
Andre Terrell
Aliyah Johnson
Kinsley Self
De'Myia Griffith
Derrick Moore
Devin Almond
Jerrod Dyer
Amir Smith
Tishala Phillips
Ja'lah Traylor-Thompson
Aubree Myles
Demyla Payne


?RE-ENROLMENT IS HERE!

LEADER IN ME
Happy New Year, Dear DLA Families, and Happy New Habit!

Dear DLA Families!

Happy February and Happy Habit 5!

This new Leader in Me habit states: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. I love this habit and I'm going to be working on it my whole life.

When I was a little girl, my family used to speak The Prayer of Saint Francis after dinner during family devotions.

The first line says:
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. 
The second part continues with: 
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek 
To be consoled, as to console; 
To be understood, as to understand; 
To be loved as to love.

As the youngest of 4 kids, I was working on memorizing that thing at first. Then, it began (and continues) to sink in. "Hey, I'm supposed to really value the other person I'm with. Value them first. Honestly hear their perspective, without secretly yelling my own viewpoint in my head as I pretend to listen to theirs."

This month at our DLA homes, let's memorize The Prayer of Saint Francis. JUST KIDDING. Let's practice Habit 5; the habit of seeking first to understand others in our family. It's going to look like listening with our mouth shut! We won't interrupt. We will look into the eyes of the person talking to us...not at our phones. We will listen to "hear" their feelings. We have two ears, two eyes, and only one mouth for a very good reason.

Check out these Habit 5 videos:
For kids: https://www.leaderinme.com/resources/habit-5-levels-of-listening
For parents & caregivers: https://www.leaderinme.com/resources/7-habits-reflection-empowering-with-empathy

In closing, let's try a game called Mood Charades:

1. Write several different emotions (happiness, anger, fear, loneliness, frustration, etc) on small pieces of paper and put them in a hat.
2. One family member picks an emotion out of the hat.
3. That family member acts out the mood, while the other family members try to guess the emotion.

Have everybody, take a turn. Students of all ages will play this game well.

You will learn about understanding what others are trying to say by allowing your eyes to carefully observe the speaker's face and body.

Let me know how it's going. Share pictures or stories about Habits @ Home. You can email me at [email protected].

Message from the Principal 

In January our school leadership team reflected on our progress towards our 2021-2022 school goals. We identified strengths and areas for improvement. We are very proud of our results to date: 

  • K-4 reading growth was 63% and math growth was 54% (100% = 1 year)
Reading proficiency increased by 17% and math proficiency is above 50% proficient on 3rd-8th grade quarterly exams 

  • 93% of DLA families attended 2nd quarter conferences ?
  • 77% of families agree/strongly agree that DLA is preparing their child academically for the next grade level 
Now is the time to be urgent and focused. We have only 31 instructional days until students take the Ohio state tests in April! To ensure your child is prepared, they need to attend school every single day, stay focused on learning, and complete class work and homework. Research shows that when parents remind students of the importance of school, they perform better and that students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform on grade level. 

In honor of Black History month, DLA students are researching black inventors and creating their own inventions. Ask your child who they are researching and help them prepare their presentation. We look forward to showing the premiere of our Black History Living Museum video on Wednesday, February 26.





Sincerely,

Mrs. Asinjo, Principal
937.567.9426
[email protected]
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