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                   MIDDLE School       MARCH NEWSLETTER - 2010
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                                    Principal’s Corner
        Many parents, teachers, and students have asked me                           Principal:
                                                                                     Heather Hedgepeth
several times if I miss North Carolina weather. I would normally
say no because I love seeing the beautiful snow. However, after                      Counselor:
the month of February, I may be changing my mind. Our staff                          Tina Farbizo
has been busy revising lesson plans due to the SNOW DAYS. I                          Address: 750 Preston Trails Dr.
have asked Diley staff to review their expectations for students                                   Pickerington, OH 43147
and I am asking you to review your expectations for your child.                      Phone Number: (614) 833-3630
Student’s benefit when they hear the same message not only at                        Fax Number: (614) 833-3640
school but at home. Our staff and parents make a great team!!!
                                                                                     Office Hours: 7:20 a.m. - 4:00 pm
                                                                                     School Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Mrs. H. Hedgepeth
                                                                                     District Website:

    Dates to Remember
•     Mar 1 – DARE Culmination 7:00 pm at Central High School Gym
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      Mar 3 -- Parent meeting at RJH for incoming 7 graders CANCELLED
•     Mar 3 – Talent Show Rehearsal 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
•     Mar 3 – Diley Singers Rehearsal 2:55 pm to 3:55 pm
•     Mar 4 -- PTSO Meeting 7:00 pm in the Media Center
•     Mar 5 – Talent Show 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
•     Mar 10 – Parent/Grandparent Luncheon (Falther, Turner, Drummond, Banas, Mrs.Luther, Kesselring)
•     Mar 15 – DARE Skating Party at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
•     Mar 17 – Parent/Grandparent Luncheon (Shaffer, Eneix, Siders, Renner, Lust, Hoops)
•     Mar 19 – Diley Fun Night at Ridgeview 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
•     Mar 22 – Outdoor Ed Parent Orientation 7:00 pm
•     Mar 23 – Spring Pictures

*Note: Please refer to the PLSD Website and Diley’s Website for any updates to the calendar.
Library News
Book It! After school book clubs will be held every month. Harry Potter by J.K.
Rowling and A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass are the books for March Book
Club. *APRIL BOOKCLUB – Parents & guardians are invited to join us to discuss
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by
Greg Mortenson. This New York Times Bestseller is available in an adult version and a
young adult version. For more information, checkout the website at We hope you will consider reading this important book
and discussing it with our Diley students in April!!
AR BOOKFINDER KEY CODE: Don’t forget to use the key code when searching for
AR books on Book Finder. Diley books are grouped there by genre.
The Code is: ND592181.
Mrs. Locker’s Teacher Webpage – Please check out my teacher webpage at I update it frequently and it is a great
place to look for exciting information about books, reading, and finding helpful

Diley PTSO News
Fun Night at Ridgeview
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 19th for the PTSO annual Fun Night at
Ridgeview. The fun begins at 7:00 pm and will include: Bingo, Basketball, Dodgeball,
DJ, Karaoke, Food and Friends. This event is exclusive to all 5th and 6th grade
students at Diley Middle School only.
We need a lot of volunteers to make this happen. Forms have been sent home, or you can
download the form from the Diley website. Please contact Geri Tsardoulias at 920-0725
or if you have any questions.
Book Fair
Our spring book fair will be Wednesday, March 10th - Wednesday, March 17.
Volunteers are needed on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 10th and 17th, and Friday 12th. The
shifts are 8:15 am - 11:30 am and 12 pm - 2:30 pm. Please contact Sheri Terbovich at
256-1342 or to volunteer or if you have any questions.
Next PTSO meeting is Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 pm in the Media Center.
TALENT SHOW –Friday, March 5th
Dress rehearsal for the Talent Show will be Wednesday, March 3rd.
Boxtops and Campbells Soup Labels: Thank you for all of the box tops you have sent
in! Please continue to send them in.
Parent/Grandparent Luncheon

You are invited to join us for a special program/luncheon with your child. You will begin with a
program in your child’s classroom. Then you will have lunch with them in the Auxiliary Gym.
Students will bring home a Parent/Grandparent Luncheon form with their homeroom, date, and time of
their luncheon. Please return the bottom half of the form by the deadline.

March 10, 2010
Program Time         Lunch          Homeroom
   10:30             11:00           Falther
   10:45             11:15           Turner
   11:00             11:30           Drummond
   11:15             11:45           Banas
   11:30             12:00           Mrs. Luther
   11:45             12:15           Kesselring

You will be eating in the Auxiliary Gym. Iced Tea and Coffee will be provided by the PTSO.
Lunch Menu:
Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Hot Kernel Corn, and Sidekick Icee
Adults - $2.50
Siblings - $2.00

March 17, 2010
Program Time         Lunch          Homeroom
   10:30             11:00           Shaffer
   10:45             11:15           Eneix
   11:00             11:30           Siders
   11:15             11:45           Renner
   11:30             12:00           Lust
   11:45             12:15           Hoops

You will be eating in the Auxiliary Gym. Iced Tea and Coffee will be provided by the PTSO.

Lunch Menu:
Chicken Patty Sandwich, Seasoned Corn, Fruit Cup & Italian Ice, and 100-Calorie Chips Ahoy

Adults - $2.50
Siblings - $2.00

Diley Technology Night
DAY: Tuesday, March 23rd
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
FOR WHOM: Diley Parents
Diley Middle School will be hosting a technology night for parents on Tuesday, March 23rd from
6:30-8:30 pm. Technology has become a great way to engage students and unlock their creativity in the
Parents are invited to come and sample some of the technologies that are being used at Diley Middle
School to make learning more engaging, such as interactive whiteboards, ActiVote and Google Earth.
We will be discussing critical issues such as cyber-bullying and the responsible use of technology. In
addition, there will be a raffle for an iPod and a Wii.
Technology is rapidly changing our world—come see the great ways technology is being used at Diley
Middle School!

Counselor’s Corner
Free Parent Workshop
Paid for by your PTSO!!
Presenter: Norman Shub
Practical Parenting Strategies
When: March 18
Time: 7 -9 PM
Where: Sycamore Elementary School (Cafeteria)
Cost: Free
Topics to be covered:
*Encouraging honesty and integrity
*Developing personal responsibility
*Responding when your child makes mistakes
*Role modeling as a parent
Please RSVP to Mrs. Tina Farbizo if you would like to attend.

**Reminder- Ohio Achievement Assessment is scheduled as follows:
April 19, 2010- Reading
April 20, 2010- Math
April 21, 2010- Science (5th grade only)
Please try NOT to schedule any appointments between 8:00-11:00 on these days.
Tina Farbizo
Diley Middle School
School Counselor
School Nurse

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States today. This is not just a disease
that affects men, but also women and children. While heredity may play a big part in
whether you or a family member gets heart disease, we all can choose to reduce our
risk by living a healthy lifestyle.

Better lifestyle habits can help you reduce you and your families risk for heart
disease, heart attack, and stroke. Choosing the right foods and preparing them the
right way will provide health benefits. Learning about dietary fats when eating out
and cooking at home is very important. Not all fats are created equal. Saturated and
trans fats will clog arteries and promote the development of heart disease. Mono
saturated and poly saturated fats including those rich in omega3 are a healthy choice
and they will prevent the development of heart disease.

Managing your weight through healthy eating plus exercise will improve your overall
health. To maintain a healthy weight, there must be an equal balance of the calories
you take in with the calories your body burns. This will enable you to maintain your
weight. To do this you must keep track of the calories you take in and the ones that
you burn. Get yourself into a habit of recording these numbers and you will be
surprised of the health benefit.

Choose exercise activities that you enjoy-you will increase your chances of sticking
with it. Make it a family fun time; go for bike rides, swimming, walking, play ball, or
any activity that gives you a workout. There are several fitness programs available on
the American Heart Association (AHA) website at Also on this
website is a section specifically for kids. The AHA is working to raise public awareness
about the serious effects child obesity poses for children. There are several related
links and resources available.

Heartfully yours,
Pickerington Local School Nurses

Early Arts Education Offers Lifelong Benefits
Participation in the arts is not just a quiet way for a child to spend an afternoon. Research shows that the
benefits of early arts education extend way beyond providing a creative outlet for children. Skills
developed through arts education can include creative problem solving, focus, risk taking, and
According to research done by the Americans for the Arts organization, young people who participate in
the arts for at least three hours a day three times a week for a year are:
        * Four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
        * Three times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
        * Four times more likely to participate in math and science fairs
        * Three times more likely to win an award for school attendance
        * Four times more likely to win an award for writing an essay

Pillars of Character
Spencer Howe           Shya Laws              Tommy Kolibash                 Nicole Glavocich
Malori Galleher        Dionne Glover          Sirmawn Richardson             Alli Dauterman
Mackenzie Puskar       Kailee Coyan           Jande Thomas
Outdoor Education

Food 4 Thought:
Food 4 Thought – Mango and Carrot March 24th
Juicy mangoes and crunchy carrots are this month’s featured fruit and vegetable.
We are very pleased to note that each month the students are becoming more and more willing to sample
the healthy fresh foods. Remember to check the school website for detailed nutritional information on
each food. Please continue to encourage your children to participate.

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