Dutch Fork Elementary
Academy of Environmental Sciences - Week of November 16 -
- We believe all people deserve to feel safe, valued, and loved.
- We believe all children are naturally curious about the world around them.
- We believe learning is a social process.
- We believe inquiry fosters an environment of noticing and questioning.
- We believe learning should be viewed from multiple perspectives.
- We believe in learning through authentic primary and secondary sources.
- We believe in encouraging learners to take risks.
- We believe reflection should lead to change and growth.
- We believe learning should lead to social action.
- We believe our actions should be aligned with our beliefs
Instructional Goals 2015 - 2016
- By the conclusion of this school year 65% of 2nd - 5th grade students will meet or exceed their spring MAP reading growth goal.
- By the conclusion of this school year DFES homeroom teachers will receive a minimum of 10 hours of environmental sciences professional development to build capacity and support magnet theme implementation.
Fall Festival 2015 was well attended and highly successful. Our students really had a great time. Thanks to our outstanding PTO board and committee members. Great planning and execution on their behalf.
Additional kudos to our faculty and staff members that assisted or volunteered in any capacity. We extend thanks to our custodial staff for their contributions as well. Looking forward to our next PTO sponsored event.
Leadership Team Meetings Tuesday, November 17
Leadership teams will meet throughout the district.
All remaining homeroom teachers will meet in the media center. As a reminder homeroom teachers were expected to try out one idea with their reader from the small group discussion on Tuesday, November 10.
We will talk about 'the predictability of a word' this Tuesday, inquiring into how do we know when, why, and how to 'tell' for a reader.
Spirit Night at Chipotle Restaurant
Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 4-9pm
276 Harbison Boulevard
We encourage that you all consider dining at Chipotle this Tuesday. Our school will earn a whopping 50% of all proceeds.
Curricular Conversations with Dr. Mills
Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 8am-2:15pm
Out of Office
I will be out of the office to attend principal's meetings beginning at 12:00 Wednesday.
Additionally I will be out of the office this Thursday and Friday to attend the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference.
One of my professional goals for this year is to facilitate conditions, processes, and practices that will improve student reading achievement at our school. Attendance to this conference is one of many strategies identified to further develop my professional growth.
Early release day Thursday, November 19
Thursday, Nov. 19th, 12:30-2:30pm
District Magnet Choice Fair
Thursday, Nov. 19th, 6-7:30pm
6949 Saint Andrews Road
Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold a "Magnet Fair" on Nov. 19 to give families in the district an opportunity to explore magnet programs at several schools.
The open house-style event at CrossRoads Intermediate School from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will feature programs from nine schools: Dutch Fork Elementary, Dutch Fork High, Harbison West Elementary, H.E. Corley Elementary, Irmo Middle, Irmo High, Leaphart Elementary, Seven Oaks Elementary and Spring Hill High School.