Simply Second

Week of August 31st

Curriculum Connections

Reader's Workshop - Establishing workshop routines

Writer's Workshop - Establishing workshop routines

Math - Pre-assessment - Place Value

Science - Weather data and tools

Social Studies - Characteristics that define a leader

Technology - Digital citizenship

Registration Cards

Please return your child's registration card as soon as possible. These cards are kept in the office and are used for emergency contact purposes. If you have misplaced your card and would like another, please let your child's teacher know.

IB Learner Profile

This week we will introduce the five remaining profiles as well as revisit the five from last week.

*Open-Minded - I appreciate my culture and the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures.

*Risk-Taker - We try new things. We have confidence. We stand up for what we believe in. We challenge ourselves.

*Knowledge - I know about many things. We ask questions. We remember what we have learned. We explore ideas and concepts.

*Balance - We look after our bodies and minds. We stay healthy. We look after others.

*Reflective - We find ways to be better. Mistakes are a new way to learn. We understand our strengths and weaknesses.


*Caring - We are kind. We care about people, plants, animals and the Earth. We help others.

*Principled - We do the right things. We tell the truth and are honest. We are fair and play with others.

*Communicator - We share our ideas in many ways. We listen to others. We are respectful listeners. We express our ideas confidently.

*Thinkers - We are problem solvers. We make good choices. We use creativity and critical thinking.

*Inquirer - We are curious. We enjoy learning. We try to find out new things. We chase questions.

Background Check

If you plan to volunteer at school this year (room parent, Dove Dad's Club, Fall Festival, Field Day, field trips etc. ) and haven't gotten your background check done, now is the time! Just go to our district website at, click on the Parents and Students tab, scroll down and click on Volunteer Background Check. Approval takes about 2 weeks once your form has been submitted. ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO REAPPLY EACH YEAR.

Helpful DES Websites

District webpage:

Dove Elementary:

Dove PTA webpage:

Dove Facebook:

Looking Ahead

September 7th - No school (Labor Day)

September 10th - Curriculum Night 5:30-6:15 0R 6:15-7:00

September 18th - All School Picnic 6:00pm-8:00pm

October 7th and 8th - Early dismissal - Conferences