Every student at Mark DeLay shared a work of art during Friday's school art fest.
Mark De Lay School
Monday, May 14, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Darien Patch asks readers to recommend their preschool pick.
Any decision about your children ranks among the most important choices you make. It never hurts to have the wisdom of parents who have “been there, done that” when you send your kids off to the first years of school. In this week’s Readers’ Choice, we’re asking you to share your thoughts on Darien’s preschools. Write a review by clicking on the preschool’s name, vote in the poll below or do both! Voting closes at noon Friday. (Note: The list includes primary schools that offer a preschool program.)
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Mark DeLay and Lace elementary PTA sponsored a show Friday with Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Through Darien School District 61, volunteers tutor children, build relationships.
The senior citizens of the Lifetoucher Volunteer Program reach across generations to help young children of the Darien School District No. 61 improve academically. With 24 volunteers this past school year, the program successfully provided instruction and tutoring to students who needed extra help, no matter the subject. Some volunteers worked on poetry and reading with the children, while others provided math exercises and helped them make flashcards. Lillian Brown, an 83-year-old volunteer at Mark DeLay School, worked with second-graders, mostly on an individual basis. She said she aimed to improve their reading skills and read poems, both to and with the children. At home, the children were encouraged to read to their families and …