DAVIS HILL COMMUNITY UPDATE

December 13, 2021

Dear Davis Hill Community,


Hoping that everyone is enjoying the weekend!


Quick notes for this week:


1. HOLIDAY FAIR THIS WEEK

This year we are excited to be able to bring back the Holiday Fair (though it will look a little bit different). Please see the FLYER HERE for information and shopping days/ times for specific classrooms).


2. HEALTH OFFICE WISH LIST

The Health Office is looking for any new or lightly used sweatpants/ leggings of all childhood sizes.


3. ILLNESS/ SICKNESS REMINDER

General reminder that we continue to see an uptick in both COVID cases and general childhood illnesses. Please be mindful about going through the general health screening (See below link) prior to sending your child to school.


4. SCHOOL STORE QUICK NOTE

Thanks to the PTA for opening back up the School Store on Friday. We had a few questions about the School Store from students on Friday- Here are a few answers to the questions we heard!

Q: Will the School Store be back? A: YES! The plan is once a month.

Q: How much money do I need? A: Usually a few dollars goes a long way! I'll repost the information from the School Store before it opens again in January.

Q: Can you remind me the day before it opens so I can tell my mom/ dad? A: YES! We'll do an in-school reminder next month.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

'The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.'

-Daniel J. Boorstin

SCHOOL STORE AND 5TH GRADE VOLUNTEERS

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HOLIDAY FAIR THIS WEEK!

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IMPORTANT DATES/ INFORMATION

Holiday Fair (Week of 12/13):

-Coming week of 12/13 (Shopping will be done during student's Library Time)


Friday, December 24th:

-Winter Recess Begins


Monday, January 3rd:

-Return From Winter Recess


Monday, January 17th:

-No School In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Wednesday, January 26th:

-12:30 Dismissal/ Professional Development Half-Day

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Please Note: Dates may be subject to change pending circumstances outside of our control.

QUICK LINKS

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HEALTH OFFICE UPDATE/ INFORMATION

Just a reminder of COVID policies:


  • Please remember to complete the COVID self screening tool everyday.

  • In school close contacts will be notified by the Health Office and given the options for quarantining or Test and Stay.

  • Out of school close contacts are not eligible for Test and Stay.

  • If you or any member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the Health Office for specific instructions regarding quarantining guidelines. Unvaccinated individuals must quarantine if a family member is positive, regardless of whether they are having symptoms or not.

  • We are continuing to follow the quarantine guidelines developed by the district this year. These guidelines are based on the recommendations of the MA DPH, DOE, and CDC guidelines.


As the vaccine is now available for the 5-11 age group, just a reminder to those who are getting vaccinated: You are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after your 2nd COVID shot. All partially vaccinated children will fall under the same rules as unvaccinated children.

NEW SECTION- FOCUS ON (LEAVING THIS FOR ONE MORE WEEK!)

One thing that I would like to do a better job of in the future is focusing in on things that are going on at school and including in the Community Update. Please see below fo the focus on ART Class. Please check out some of the awesome work that is being done.

FOCUS ON: ART

Kindergarten:

We read Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and created our own Owls. We worked on our tracing, cutting, and gluing skills. We also learned about oil pastels.


First Grade:

We read Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown and created our own Tigers. We worked on our drawing skills, our watercolor painting skills and learned about chalk pastels.


Second Grade:

We learned about what a landscape is and the 4 parts that make up a landscape: Horizon line, Foreground, Middleground, and Background. We worked on our glue skills and finished our landscapes off with vibrant chalk pastels.


Third Grade:

We learned about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her love for nature. We drew our flowers from faux flowers students chose in the classroom, practiced our glue bottle skills, and learned about two watercolor techniques: wet on wet and wet on dry. We finished our projects with a sharpie where we located the value changes in our paint.


Fourth Grade:

We learned about the artist Romero Britto and how he creates work to inspire happiness in others. We learned a new drawing technique to work on the proportions of our animals and completed our projects with patterns and colors in the style of Romero Britto. We emphasized our animals by choosing either warm or cool colors and then doing the opposite to complete our backgrounds.


Fifth Grade:

We learned a new drawing technique to work on the proportions of our bugs. We also learned about highlight and shading and how artists use color to create 3-dimensional things on a 2-dimensional surface. We emphasized our bugs by painting the background in our bugs' complementary colors.


CHECK OUT OTHER WORK BY FOLLOWING THE PHOTO LINK BELOW:


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PTA NEWS AND NOTES

Please see the button below for the PTA Membership/ Contact Form if you are interested in becoming a member!


Also included below is a button to go directly to the PTA Website. Check it out!

PTA WEBSITE

Check out this link for updates/ etc. from the PTA

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DON'T FORGET THE HEALTH-ASSESSMENT EVERYDAY

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