Monday Ducks Update
Monday Ducks Update
November 13, 2023
Note from Ms. de Boom-Howard
Happy Monday Davis Ducks Families!
I hope you enjoyed the long weekend! I have to say kicking it off with our wonderful Veteran’s Day Flag Deck was a treat! I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Megan Richards, Tiare Johnson and our entire PTA for their exceptional hard work and unwavering support. Their efforts truly made our morning extra special and memorable for the entire school community.
Witnessing a sea of red, white, and blue, with waving flags, was truly heartwarming as we came together to honor 26 veterans. Our community’s dedication to creating meaningful moments for our school is truly appreciated. Join us this Friday for our “Thankful Flag Deck”!
Have a great week and hope to see you at Ceramics Night tomorrow!
Stacy de Boom-Howard
Davis Magnet School
November 14th - Ceramics Night
November 17th - Kindergarten Family Event- Apron Decorating
November 22- 24th - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
December 14th, 2023 - SDC Pre-K Holiday Performance
December 20, 2023 - Grades Kinder- 1st Holiday Music Performance @ 8:30 - 9:00 AM
December 20, 2023 - Grades 2nd - 3rd Holiday Music Performance @ 9:30 - 10:00 AM
December 20, 2023 - Grades 4th - 6th Holiday Music Performance @ 10:30 - 11:15 AM
As we prioritize the safety and well-being of all our students, we would like to remind you to kindly reinforce with your child the importance of not sharing outside food while at school. It's crucial to note that our supervisors are closely monitoring adherence to this policy. This measure is in place to ensure the health and safety of all students, taking into consideration various allergies and dietary restrictions. Lunch is available free of charge and if there is a dietary restriction please reach out to the health office to fill out a meal accommodation plan.
Cold and flu season is among us and the health office is reporting a high rate of students coming to school sick. Please perform a health check at home before sending your student(s) to school. If your student(s) isn’t feeling well, please keep them home to rest and recover as well as prevent the spread of the virus amongst their peers and teachers. Remember if your child has had a fever or has been vomiting they must remain home and be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school (see page 19 of the Parent and Student Handbook for a comprehensive list). As always please report absences through the attendance line or the attendance form.
Dress Code Reminders
We wanted to take a moment to remind you of the dress code. For more detailed information, please refer to our Dress Code policy in the handbook by clicking here.
Shoes must be practical so that students can run, jump, and kick while involved in physical activities on the playground. This means that tennis shoes or other closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are appropriate.
We continue to have students have issues with “Croc” type shoes. Please send them in tennis shoes to school.
Please ensure that t-shirts cover the student's entire midriff. Handbook states:
No spaghetti straps, crop top shirts, halter tops or bare midriffs. Shoulder straps must be at least one (1) inch wide.
No undergarments should be visible.
Parent Volunteer Reminder
As we prepare for the upcoming holiday events, we want to remind our families about the essential requirements for anyone planning to visit the campus. All volunteers must be cleared through the Raptor system. If you have signed up for an inside classroom event/project but have not yet obtained clearance, please be informed that access to the campus will not be granted. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has followed the necessary procedures with the district to obtain clearance. Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining a safe and secure environment for our school community.
Community Recycling this Thursday!
Our Green Team will be hosting a monthly recycle collection on the last Friday of each month. Families can bring their empty cans, plastic bottles, and batteries to the lunch area before flag deck. We DO NOT recycle glass, cardboard or paper at this time. Please note the batteries need to be alkaline batteries. Dates: 11/17, 12/22, 1/26, 2/16, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31
It’s time for Costa Mesa Sanitary District’s Battery Recycling Contest! Each year, schools collect batteries for recycling and earn money for their school at the same time! Please help us by sending in your used batteries to add to the box.
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
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FAMILY CERAMICS NIGHT
On Tuesday, November 14th the Davis PTA will be hosting our Family Ceramics Night from 5 pm-8 pm in the MPR. There will be a large selection of holiday and non-holiday ceramic items available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday gifts out of the way by painting a special mug/plate/figurine for a family member. Prices will range between $8-$45. All prices include painting and kiln fees. Mountain Mike’s Pizza will be available for purchase (Cash/credit/debit accepted). Click here to volunteer at the event.
HOLIDAY CARDS ✓
If you participated in FundPhotos last month, THANK YOU! You helped raise over $3,000 for our school – and (we hope) got the perfect SoCal family beach photo. 🏖️ Take take that support further by shopping Minted for holiday cards and gifts using code FUNDRAISEDAVIS. You’ll get 20% OFF your order, and they’ll donate 15% of your purchase back to Davis. Win-win.
ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION - THANK YOU!
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all Veterans and Active Duty Service Members who participated in this year’s Annual Veterans Day Celebration. Your presence was meaningful to our whole community. Thank you again for your service and time!
2024 DUCK DASH – SPONSORS NEEDED
The 2nd annual Davis Duck Dash jog-a-thon is a few months away: Friday, February 2nd, 2024. This is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help! We're seeking business partners to help sponsor the event. Duck Dash Sponsors get their logos featured on the back of special event shirts – worn by ALL students and staff – along with other promotions. In order to meet holiday printing deadlines, we're looking for Sponsor commitments by December 8th. Info is coming home in students' Thursday folders this week. In the meantime, if you know, or are part of, a business that would be interested in sponsoring the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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