• Week of September 11, 2017

    Posted by Dr. Regan at 9/8/2017

    Important Dates:

    9/11 Chess Club at 7:45 in orchestra room

    9/11 Maker Spaces at 3:30 in library

    9/11 Band Parent Meeting at 5:00 in the cafeteria

    9/11 Open House at 6:00

    9/12 No Place for Hate in the Multipurpose Room at 7:45, newspaper club in room 38 at 7:45

    9/13 Robotics Club in room 28 from 3:30-5

    9/13 Student Council in room 30A at 7:45

    9/13 Nail Club at 3:30 in room 35

    9/14 Drama club at 7:45 on the stage

     

    Open House         

    We’d like to invite all of our parents to attend our annual Open House on Monday, September the 11th  , at 6:00 P.M. As much as possible, we like to reserve this night for parents only. Parents will have the opportunity to walk their student’s schedule and meet the teachers. This year we will have a Kendra Gives Back event at our Open House. During this event, our school is given 20% of any Kendra Scott sales at our Open House. Kendra Scott will be here from 5:30-7:30, and provides a great opportunity for everyone to support our school. We will begin leading everyone through the student’s schedules at 6:00. We hope to see all of our parents at Open House!

     

    WATCH D.O.G.S.

    We are excited to begin our WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program for the 17-18 school year! We will host a table for interested dads and father figures at our Open House Monday night. One thing that interested Watch Dogs can do ahead of time is to complete the required criminal history check by following the link on the DPJH home page. It often takes up to 2 weeks for the criminal history check to be completed, so please don’t delay in submitting this online form. *For more information regarding this program please contact Assistant Principal, Brett Day, at bday@dpisd.org .

     

    Sports

    Due to the UIL requirement that our student athletes practice for 7 days in their football pads before they have a game, and because of the time we missed because of Hurricane Harvey, we will not have a football game the week of 9/11/17.

    However, we will have our first volleyball games this week. The girls will play Pearland South on Thursday, 9/14/17, beginning with B team play at 4:30. 7th grade girls will play at home and 8th grade will be away.

     

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  • Week of September 5, 2017

    Posted by Leslie Kilbourn at 9/5/2017

     

    Welcome Back!

     

    We look forward to seeing all of our Fellow Fawns this week, but we recognize that there may be some special needs that our students are facing as we return to school.  Please continue to make our counselors aware of any ongoing needs of your family due to Hurricane Harvey. Mrs. Dailey (student last names A-L) may be reached at sdailey@dpisd.org or 832-668-7514 and Mrs. Sanders (student last names M-Z) may be reached at dsanders@dpisd.org or 832-668-7515. We will do our best to make resources available and/or connect our families to community resources that may be needed.

     

    The DPJH Big Red Café (our cafeteria) will be serving free lunches to all of our students for the next two weeks of school. We hope that this eases the transition back to school for our students and families.

     

    The Texas Education Agency has agreed to grant waivers for our days of school missed due to the hurricane, so the students will not be making up any of the days missed.

     

    In addition, we plan to use this week of school as a transition time and students should have very little or no homework.

     

    Open House         

     

    We’d like to invite all of our parents to attend our annual Open House on Monday, September the 11th  , at 6:00 P.M. As much as possible, we like to reserve this night for parents only. Parents will have the opportunity to walk their student’s schedule and meet the teachers. This year we will have a Kendra Gives Back event at our Open House. During this event, our school is given 20% of any Kendra Scott sales at our Open House. Kendra Scott will be here from 5:30-7:30, and provides a great opportunity for everyone to support our school. We will begin leading everyone through the students' schedules at 6:00. We hope to see all of our parents at Open House!

     

    Back to School Bash     

     

    All students are invited to attend our annual Back to School Dance on Thursday, September 7th , from 3:30-5:00. Instead of purchasing a ticket to this dance students are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, water, or cleaning product to be donated to local Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Drinks and a small number of concession items will be sold at the dance for $1 each. ***Only DPJH students may attend the dance.

     

    Birthday Marquee

     

    There is still time to take advantage of birthday marquee wishes for the 17-18 school year. If you and/or your student would like to see his or her name in lights, then we have a deal for you! Birthday wishes for this school year must be purchased by October the 14th. Birthday marquee wish forms may be found on our DPJH website and will be granted for $20 per wish.

     

    Get Involved

     

    DPJH offers several open membership clubs to our students. We hope that our students find a group that interests them and that they join!

     

    DPJH Offers:

     

    No Place for Hate – sponsored by Sara Dailey (sdailey@dpisd.org) First Meeting will be held on 9/12 at 7:45 in the Multipurpose Room

     

    Chess Club – sponsored by Brian Clark (bclark@dpisd.org) First Meeting will be held on 9/11 at 7:30 & 3:30 in the orchestra room.

     

    Maker Space – sponsored by Jeri Rossi (jrossi@dpisd.org) First Meeting 9/11 at 3:30 in the library

     

    Newspaper Club – sponsored by Jennifer Pate (jpate@dpisd.org) and Joel Berry (jberry@dpisd.org) First Meeting on 9/12 at 7:45 in room 38

     

    Youth for Christ – sponsored by Taylor Lippert (tlippert@dpisd.org) Debi Sanders(dsanders@dpisd.org) and Sabrina Hamrick (shamrick@dpisd.org)

    First Meeting will be 9/14 at 7:45 in room 10 – Mrs. Lippert’s room.

     

    Drama Club – sponsored by Jennifer McLaughlin (jmclaughlin@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/14 at 7:45 on the stage in the girl’s gym

     

    Robotics – sponsored by Michael Schoen(mschoen@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/13 from 3:30-5:30.

     

    Student Council – sponsored by Morgan Whittemore (mwhittemore@dpisd.org) and Taylor Sims (tsims@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/13 at

    7:45 in Mrs. Whittemore’s room – room 30A.

     

    Nail Club- sponsored by Andra Ham (aham@dpisd.org) First meeting will be held on 9/13 at 3:30 in room 35.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of November 7, 2016

    Posted by Leslie Kilbourn at 11/4/2016

    Important Dates

     

    11/7 Grit Gab at 6:00

    11/8 7th Writing Benchmark

    11/9 Student Picture Re-takes

    11/12 UIL One Act Play

    11/14 6th,7th,8th Reading Benchmark

    11/15 Author PJ Hoover Visits

    11/16 Math Benchmark for all students except Algebra enrolled students

    11/18 8th grade field trip to Houston Zoo

    11/11 Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9:30

     

     

    Veterans’ Day

     

    We would like to invite you and your family to attend our annual Veterans’ Day assembly on November the 11th at 9:30 in the Girls’ Gym. We hope that you will be able to attend and join us in honoring our nation’s heroes!

    This year we are working on gathering our veterans’ information digitally, so we’re doing things a little differently. On our homepage, there is a headline about Veterans’ Day and there’s a form embedded on that page that will allow us to gather pertinent information on any of our veterans who will be attending the program. We will use the information gathered from the form to create nametags for our veterans and to recognize them by name during our assembly.

    Additionally, we’d like to gather any pictures you might have of your veteran. If you would simply email the picture to lkilbourn@dpisd.org and be sure to include the veteran’s name and your student’s name that would be greatly appreciated. We’ll make sure that the pictures are displayed on the day of the assembly so that everyone can see them.

    Thank you so much for helping us to honor our veterans!

     

     

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  • Week of October 31, 2016

    Posted by Leslie Kilbourn at 10/31/2016

    Important Dates

    11/1 Cherrydale Fundraiser Delivery
    11/1 Empower meeting for 6th grade parents at 6:30 in girls’ gym
    11/2 Big Red Renaissance Fair Field Trip
    11/4 Big Red S’mores and More trip to Ag Barn; Choir TUTS trip
    11/5 Band All-Region Auditions
    11/7 Grit Gab at 6:00
    11/11 Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9:30

    Empower

    During the spring semester, each sixth grade student in Deer Park ISD will receive an iPad Air2 through the Empower learning initiative. With the increase in digital resources for teaching and learning, it has become important for each student to have an appropriate technology device available for his or her learning. Providing technology devices empowers students and teachers to transform learning inside and outside classrooms into interactive, exciting and engaging experiences.

    Parents of 6th grade students are encouraged to attend a parent informational meeting on November 1st at 6:30 PM in the girls’ gym. At this meeting, the campus and district staff will review the objectives and benefits of Empower, the parent/student agreement guidelines and timeline for implementation.

    RSVP for GRIT Gab

    On Monday, November 7th, at 6 p.m., we will have our first booktalk over The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. We will be discussing chapters 1-4. We hope to have as many people as possible there for some fellowship and good conversation!
    Please click the link below and let us know if you are planning to participate in our GRIT Gab meeting on 11/7 at 6:00.
    https://goo.gl/forms/8P94oBvgVYTMzAjP2

    Veterans’ Day

    We would like to invite you and your family to attend our annual Veterans’ Day assembly on November the 11th at 9:30 in the Girls’ Gym. We hope that you will be able to attend and join us in honoring our nation’s heroes!


    This year we are working on gathering our veterans’ information digitally, so we’re doing things a little differently. On our homepage, there is a headline about Veterans’ Day and there’s a form embedded on that page that will allow us to gather pertinent information on any of our veterans who will be attending the program. We will use the information gathered from the form to create nametags for our veterans and to recognize them by name during our assembly.


    Additionally, we’d like to gather any pictures you might have of your veteran. If you would simply email the picture to lkilbourn@dpisd.org and be sure to include the veteran’s name and your student’s name that would be greatly appreciated. We’ll make sure that the pictures are displayed on the day of the assembly so that everyone can see them.

    Thank you so much for helping us to honor our veterans!

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  • Week of October 24, 2016

    Posted by Dr. Regan at 10/24/2016

    Important Dates


    10/24 6th grade band concert @DPJH @ 6:00
    10/28 Blood Drive @ DPJH
    10/29 PSAT for registered 8th graders
    10/31 Show Your Character Day
    11/1 Cherrydale Fundraiser Delivery
    11/2 Big Red Renaissance Fair Field Trip
    11/7 Grit Gab at 6:00
    11/11 Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9:30

    Empower

    During the spring semester, each sixth grade student in Deer Park ISD will receive an iPad Air2 through the Empower learning initiative. With the increase in digital resources for teaching and learning, it has become important for each student to have an appropriate technology device available for his or her learning. Providing technology devices empowers students and teachers to transform learning inside and outside classrooms into interactive, exciting and engaging experiences.


    Parents of 6th grade students are encouraged to attend a parent informational meeting on November 1st at 6:30 PM in the girls’ gym. At this meeting, the campus and district staff will review the objectives and benefits of Empower, the parent/student agreement guidelines and timeline for implementation. There will also be a time for questions and answers.  Click here for more information.

    Terror Tuesdays

    On Tuesday mornings in October the library will host “Terror Tuesdays”. Each Terror Tuesday will feature a different guest reader from the faculty. All students are invited to meet in library at 7:45 for a spook-tacular read.

    RSVP for GRIT Gab

    On Monday, November 7th, at 6 p.m., we will have our first booktalk over The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. We will be discussing chapters 1-4. We hope to have as many people as possible there for some fellowship and good conversation!
    Please click here and let us know if you are planning to participate in our GRIT Gab meeting on 11/7 at 6:00.

    Show Your Character

    In conjunction with Teen Read Week activities and Red Ribbon Week activities, students and staff are invited to show their character on 10/30/15 by dressing as a favorite book character for the day. Students must choose a character who originated from a book (picture book or chapter book), and the students may not come dressed in any type of scary or gory clothing. In Language Arts classes and special events sponsored by the library for Teen Read Week, students will participate in activities related to the character and book of their choosing.  Click here for more info.


    *Students are not required to participate in dressing up for Show Your Character Day. This is optional.

    Red Ribbon Week Activities

    The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. (http://redribbon.org/about/)
    DPJH will be commemorating Red Ribbon Week next week with the following activities:

    MONDAY: “I’m too smart to start using drugs”

    Complete the phrase “I’d rather __________ than do drugs” in preparation for tomorrow’s event.

    TUESDAY: “I’m too smart to start using drugs” continued

    Pay $1 to take your picture during your lunch with your completed phrase “I’d rather __________ than do drugs.”

    WEDNESDAY: Plant the Promise and Pep Rally

    Sign up to stay after school and plant red tulip bulbs around the school. (limited to first 35 students)

    6th graders wear WHITE SHIRTS

    7th graders wear BLACK SHIRTS

    8th graders wear RED SHIRTS

    THURSDAY: “Be a Hero”

    Wear Superhero t-shirt

    FRIDAY: “The ME I want to be”

    Wear college t-shirt

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  • Week of October 17, 2016

    Posted by Dr. Kilbourn at 10/14/2016

    Important Dates


    10/17 Boy’s Choir Cluster Concert at the Pac at 7:30
    10/18 Chess Club at 7:30
    10/19 Big Red Escape Room Trip
    10/19 robotics until 5:30
    10/20 Chess Club at 7:30
    10/20 Spirit Night at Jumping world 6-10
    10/20 Drama Club at 7:45
    10/21 6th Grade Field Trip
    10/28 Blood Drive at DPJH
    10/29 PSAT test for registered 8th graders at 7:30 AM
    10/31 Show Your Character Day
    11/1 6th grade parent EMPOWER ipad meeting
    11/1 Cherrydale Fundraiser Delivery
    11/2 Big Red Renaissance Festival Trip
    11/7 GRIT Gab night over the Gift of Failure Chapters 1-4 at 6 :00 PM


    Terror Tuesdays

    On Tuesday mornings in October the library will host “Terror Tuesdays”. Each Terror Tuesday will feature a different guest reader from the faculty. All students are invited to meet in library at 7:45 for a spook-tacular read.


    Jumping into the School Year

    DPJH is hosting a spirit night at Jumping World at 2222 Spencer Highway in Pasadena on October 20th from 6-10. This is an opportunity for fun and fellowship for our students and staff, and also to support our school. A two hour jump session costs $15 and earns $7 for our school. There are waivers and a flyer for our event on Jumping World’s website at http://jumpingworldusa.com/pasadena/index.html. Both of these are required for entry and to support our school. We will send copies home on the day of the event, but waivers must be signed by a parent or guardian. Students should dress in active wear, wear socks, and remember that denim is prohibited. We hope to see everyone at this fun, social event!


    DPJH Blood Drive

    We are hosting a blood drive on 10/28 from 10:00-2:30 in honor of one of our Fellow Fawn, Madisyn Thompson, who has been battling Crohn’s Disease and has been repeatedly hospitalized this year. If you are able to join us, please schedule an appointment by visiting www.giveblood.org and logging in to Digital Donor. Enter sponsor code P077 or contact DPJH Nurse, Cheryl Westmoreland at 832-668-7505.


    Show Your Character Day

    In conjunction with Teen Read Week activities and Red Ribbon Week activities, students and staff are invited to show their character on 10/31/16 by dressing as a favorite book character for the day. Students must choose a character who originated from a book (picture book or chapter book), and the students may not come dressed in any type of scary or gory clothing. In Language Arts classes and special events sponsored by the library for Teen Read Week, students will participate in activities related to the character and book of their choosing.  Click here to see pictures from last year.
    *Students are not required to participate in dressing up for Show Your Character Day. This is optional.

    Save the Date


    On Monday, November 7th, at 6 p.m., we will have our first booktalk over The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. We will be discussing chapters 1-4. We hope to have as many people as possible there for some fellowship and good conversation.

    The Gift of Failure

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  • Week of October 10, 2016

    Posted by Dr. Regan at 10/7/2016

    Important Dates


    10/10 Teacher In-Service; Student Holiday
    10/11 Chess Club at 7:30
    10/11 Girl’s choir Cluster Concert at 7:30 at the PAC
    10/12 Thriller Thursday in the Library at 7:45
    10/13 Chess Club at 7:30
    10/13 6th Grade Choir Concert at DPJH at 6:00
    10/14 Robotics until 5:30
    10/19 Big Red Escape Room Trip
    10/28 Blood Drive at DPJH
    10/29 PSAT test for registered 8th graders at 7:30 AM
    10/31 Show Your Character Day
    11/1 6th grade parent EMPOWER ipad meeting
    11/1 Cherrydale Fundraiser Delivery
    11/2 Big Red Renaissance Festival Trip
    11/7 GRIT Gab night over the Gift of Failure Chapters 1-4 at 6 :00 PM


    Terror Tuesday


    Terror Tuesday

    On Thursday mornings in October the library will host “Thriller Thursdays”. Each Thriller Thursday will feature a different guest reader from the faculty. All students are invited to meet in the multi-purpose room at 7:45 for a spook-tacular read.

     

    Jumping into the School Year


    DPJH is hosting a spirit night at Jumping World at 2222 Spencer Highway in Pasadena on October 20th from 6-10. This is an opportunity for fun and fellowship for our students and staff, and also to support our school. A two hour jump session costs $15 and earns $7 for our school. There are waivers and a flyer for our event on Jumping World’s website. Both of these are required for entry and to support our school. We will send copies home on the day of the event, but waivers must be signed by a parent or guardian. Students should dress in active wear, wear socks, and remember that denim is prohibited. We hope to see everyone at this fun, social event!

     

    DPJH Blood Drive


    We are hosting a blood drive on, 10/28, from 10:00-2:30 in honor of one of our Fellow Fawns, Madisyn Thompson, who has been battling Crohn’s Disease and has been repeatedly hospitalized this year. If you are able to join us, please schedule an appointment by visiting www.giveblood.org and logging in to Digital Donor. Enter sponsor code P077 or contact DPJH Nurse, Cheryl Westmoreland at 832-668-7505.

     

    Show Your Character Day


    In conjunction with Teen Read Week activities and Red Ribbon Week activities, students and staff are invited to show their character on 10/31/16 by dressing as a favorite book character for the day. Students must choose a character who originated from a book (picture book or chapter book), and the students may not come dressed in any type of scary or gory clothing. In Language Arts classes and special events sponsored by the library for Teen Read Week, students will participate in activities related to the character and book of their choosing. 

    *Students are not required to participate in dressing up for Show Your Character Day. This is optional.

     

    Save the Date


    On Monday, November 7th, at 6 p.m., we will have our first booktalk over The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. We will be discussing chapters 1-4. We hope to have as many people as possible there for some fellowship and good conversation.

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  • Week of October 3, 2016

    Posted by Dr. Regan at 9/30/2016

     

    Important Dates 

    10/3 Nail Club until 4

    10/4 Chess Club 7:45

    10/5 Robotics until 4:30

    10/6 Youth for Christ 7:45

    10/6 Drama Club 7:45

    10/6 Chess Club 7:45

    10/10 Inservice for Teachers; Holiday for Students

     

     Sports

    10/4 7A Football Home v. Berry Miller

    10/5 8A Football Home v. Berry Miller

    10/6 8th Volleyball Home v. Berry Miller

     

    Save the Date

    On Monday, November 7th, at 6 p.m., we will have our first booktalk over The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. We will be discussing chapters 1-4. We hope to have as many people as possible there for some fellowship and good conversation.

     

    GRIT GAB

    “Unfortunately, parents who put a priority on saving kids from frustration and teachers who put a priority on challenging their students often butt heads, and consequently, the parent-teacher partnership has reached a breaking point. Teaching has become a push and pull between opposing forces in which parents want teachers to educate their children with increasing rigor, but reject those rigorous lessons as “too hard” or “too frustrating” for their children to endure. Parents rightly feel protective of their children’s self-esteem, but teachers too often bear the brunt of parental ire.”
    ― Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

     

    Sound Bite

    http://youtu.be/pqkdwcjDGdo

     

    Mindset Moment

    Growth Quote

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of September 26, 2016

    Posted by Dr. Regan at 9/23/2016

    Important Dates

    9/26 Nail Club until 4:00
    9/26 Cherrydale Fundraisers Due
    9/27 Chess Club at 7:35
    9/28 Fall Student Pictures
    9/29 Drama Club at 7:45
    9/29 Chess Club at 7:35

    Sports Dates – All games begin at 4:30
    9/27 7B Football (Home) v. Pearland West
    9/28 8B Football (Home) v. Pearland West
    9/29 8th Volleyball (Home) v. Pearland West

     

    Support our School


    This year our annual school-wide fundraiser kicked off on September the 14th. Our Cherrydale fundraiser includes some delicious foods and we hope that as many people as possible will participate in supporting our school. All of the money raised from our fundraiser is utilized to directly benefit the students including field trips, student rewards, classroom incentives, and much more!!!
    *Fundraiser orders are due back to school on September the 26th and our items will be delivered on November 1st .


    WATCH D.O.G.S.


    We are excited to begin our WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program for the 16-17 school year! We will host a dads and kids pizza night on October 3rd . One thing that interested Watch Dogs can do ahead of time is to complete the required criminal history check by following the link on the DPJH home page. It often takes up to 2 weeks for the criminal history check to be completed, so please don’t delay in submitting this online form. *For more information regarding this program please contact Assistant Principal, John Wegman, at jwegman@dpisd.org.


    Student Pictures


    All students will have their pictures taken on September 28th, regardless of whether or not families choose to place a picture order. Order forms were sent home with the students on Friday the 23rd , and there are extra forms in the front office. This year you may order fall student pictures online at www.inter-state.com/order by using order code 11241YA .

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  • Week of September 19, 2016

    Posted by Dr. Regan at 9/19/2016

    Important Dates


    9/19 Nail club until 4:00
    9/20 chess club until 4:30
    9/20 NJHS Meeting in room 3 at 7:45
    9/20 Community Open House at North Campus
    9/21 Robotics until 4:30
    9/22 See You at the Pole at 7:45
    Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:05 Chess Club

    Sports
    9/20 7th football v. Pearland West (7A Home)
    9/21 8th football v. Pearland West (8A Home)
    9/22 Volleyball v. Pearland West (7th Home)
    9/28 Student Fall Pictures

    Support our School


    This year our annual school-wide fundraiser kicked off on September the 14th. Our Cherrydale fundraiser includes some delicious foods and we hope that as many people as possible will participate in supporting our school. All of the money raised from our fundraiser is utilized to directly benefit the students including field trips, student rewards, classroom incentives, and much more!!!
    *Fundraiser orders are due back to school on September the 26th and our items will be delivered on November 1st .

    The Gift of Failure

    We still have a few copies of this book for sale in the office for any parent who chooses to participate in our staff and parent book study this year. If you’d like to purchase a copy, please just send $13 with your student and he/she may get your copy from the office. As we delve into
    our study of GRIT and perseverance, we have found two recent articles published that highlight the need for our conversations regarding GRIT.

    Click here to read an article and interview with former Stanford University Dean of Freshmen, Julie Lythcott-Haims.

    This link connects to an article about the difficult time this current generation of college students is having with what some colleges have coined “adulting”.

    "Out of love and desire to protect our children's self-esteem, we have bulldozed every uncomfortable bump and obstacle out of the way, clearing the manicured path we hoped would lead to success and happiness. Unfortunately, in doing so we have deprived our children of the most important lessons of childhood. The setbacks, mistakes, miscalculations, and failures we have shoved out of our children's way are the very experiences that teach them how to be resourceful, persistent, innovative and resilient citizens of this world." – Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure

     

    The Gift of Failure

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