NES Celebrating International Dot Day

Our school will participate in International Dot Day again this year on Monday, September 17th. Art teachers all around the world celebrate the beloved book “The Dot.” The message of the book is to “make your mark and see where it takes you.”

If you have some sort of DOT attire, please wear it this Monday, Sep 17th and please ask your students to do the same! A letter to parents is on the VB.

Here’s a description:

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Thank you very much!!

Make Your Mark!

Kim DeRisi

Art Teacher, Newell Elementary School