Drayton Mills Elementary School's Monthly Newsletter
From the Principal...
Welcome to "The Spot," a brand new format for our school newsletter. The name is a nod to our Dalmatian mascot, and I hope that this format allows us to get our message out to a wider audience via email, our website, Facebook, etc. It will also offer us great features like translation to other languages and the ability to embed pictures, audio and video. I look forward to hearing your feedback. I hope it also gives us a better platform to "advertise" school-wide progress on our BIG Goal.
As I told you in last month's newsletter, DMES's BIG Goal is to have every child reading on or above grade level. In October, we will share MAP and SC Ready data so that you can understand your child's progress towards this goal. October brings two opportunities to visit your child's classroom - PTO Fall Festival on October 10 and teacher conferences, many of which will be scheduled for October 24 and 29 - and the year's first report card goes home on October 24. It is going to take all of us to make progress on this worthy goal, and we are counting on your help!
In the midst of that hard work, there's lots of fun, too. We have Walk at School Day, Doughnuts with Dads, the Fall Book Fair, and Family First Breakfast. The month ends with Book Character Dress up Day and a parade!
We look forward to you support and participation, and, as always, we are grateful to you!
Thomas Webster, Principal
Our 3rd graders recently enjoyed a trip to the Spartanburg Farmer's Market's Urban Garden. While there, they learned about vertebrates.
Dress Like a Pirate Day!
On September 18, Dalmatians traded their spots for eye patches and enjoyed Dress Like a Pirate Day!
DMES is a Responsive Classroom school, and you will see Morning Meetings in each of our classrooms. Ask any faculty member to learn more!
Dress Like a Pirate Day!
DMES PTO News
Information on how to become a "Publix Partner" is attached.
DMES PTO President
DMES October Events
Thursday, October 3: Begin PTO Fall Fundraiser
Friday, October 4: Doughnuts with Dads - students can bring an important man in their life to the DMES courtyard between 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM to enjoy doughnuts and juice! Please park in Teacher Lot 2 and enter through the car line doors.
October 7 - 11: DMES Fall Book Fair
Thursday, October 10: PTO Fall Festival from 6:00 - 7:30. DMES families can enjoy inflatables, games, and classroom visits. Information will go home on Monday, September 30 to buy tickets for supper: hot dog, chili, chips, cookie and a drink for only $4.00 a person! We look forward to seeing all of you there!
Monday, October 14: School Improvement Council (SIC) meeting @ 3:00 PM
This is the last day to vote for SIC candidates. Our current candidate is Tiffany Boswell, the mother of three DMES children. If you would like to vote for her, please do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 17: End PTO Fall Fundraiser
Tuesday, October 22: Fall Picture Day
Thursday, October 24: Family First Breakfast - 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM. The first 250 people to join us get a free Chick-fil-a biscuit. Please park in Teacher Lot 2 and enter through the car line doors.
Report cards go home on this day!
Wednesday, October 30: Relay for Life Hat Day - students may donate a dollar to Relay for Life and wear a hat!
Thursday, October 31: Book Character Dress Up Day and Parade - students may come dressed as their favorite book character! No masks or weapons will be allowed.
The October lunch menu is attached below.