Derby Daily

March 21st-April 1st

The Week at a Glance: It's Spirit Week!

We have kicked off our FSP Cookie Dough Fundraiser! We are selling until April 6th! Sell Baby Sell!


Monday, March 21st: #Celebrate Monday! Baby, you're a Fireball! We are celebrating with Purple/Green and/or Dragonwear!

Tuesday, March 22nd: Twisted Twins! How are you dressing like your buddy class today?

We welcome Dr. Stiepleman today! See you in the Media Center at 3:45 ready to hear all about the state of CoMo schools!

Wednesday, March 23rd: Warm it UP! Let's get out that athletic gear!

Ready with your Dragon Tales Newsletter info? Thanks for keeping our families informed!

Thursday, March 24th: Fancy Lunch Day has arrived! Oh, you look so fancy! Make certain to let all our volunteers know how much you appreciate them!

The Mother Singers are here to entertain you! More info to come!

Due to Mother Singers and Fancy Lunch we are cancelling todays DATA Talks--let's look to reschedule in April! I will check with Title and let you know!

Friday, March 25th: You are so BRIGHT! Remember your Colors!

Don't forget to get those Dash Scholarship Applications in!

Fitness Friday is BACK!



Monday, March 28th-April 1st: Enjoy a restful Spring Break!

Upcoming Dragon Events

March 28-April 1st Spring Break

April 4-8 Progress Monitoring Week

April 6th Paraprofessionals Day

April 6th BLT Meeting

April 7th Fire Drill

April 7th FSP BOE meeting

April 8th K-2 Distinguished Dragon Assembly

April 9th Dragon Dash!

April 11th 5th grade pic and ALL SCHOOL Pic! What should our design be?

April 13th Compass Point meetings

April 15th ALL SCHOOL Morning Gathering

April 15th 3-5 Distinguished Dragon Assembly

April 18-22 School Volunteers Week

April 19th Faculty Meeting

April 21st Dragon Tales Newsletter Due

April 21st FSP meeting

April 22nd Earth Day

April 22nd April Principals Birthday Lunches

April 25th K-2 ELA Leadership meeting! Thank you Katie Sullivan!

April 26th 3-5 ELA Leadership meeting! Thank you Jill Walters!

April 27th Early Release Day

April 27th Administrative Professionals Day!

April 27th TLIM Book Study

April 28th June Principals Birthday Lunches

April 28th Tornado Drill

May 2-6 It's DRE Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you for being the amazing that you are! Celebrating your AWESOME!

May 3rd It's International Night!

A Drop in the Bucket:

Mr. Chambers! We appreciate your help every day! Thanks for being there with a kind word, a helping hand and your patient and caring ways!

Thank you Dragons for keeping the home fires burning as I was at MAESP, MAP training and all my learning experiences last week! Thank you all for pitching in and to Mrs. Neurohr for stepping up to allow Mrs. Mazzocco to accompany 5th grade to BizTown! Thanks to all for keeping our Dragons safe!

Thanks to Mr. Williams and Team K-Kids for celebrating the spirit of generosity and giving! Thanks to all for promoting our Food Drive! Thanks for being the spirit of service and giving!

A tip of the hat to 5th grade thank for giving our 5th grade Dragon Leaders the BizTown experience! What an amazing learning and leading opportunity for our friends! Thanks for making our students college and career ready! Kudos on a Job Well Done!

Another great book study! So sad I missed it! From what I hear it was incredible discussions and in depth conversations! Tip of the Hat to our guest facilitator, Mrs. Neurohr! Looking forward to our April discussions!

Mrs. Toni and TEAM FSP for Spring Picture Day! Thanks for bringing those dazzling smiles! Thanks for organizing an incredible day!

Thanks to Mrs. Carol for setting up my table to enable me to Celebrate Principals Birthday lunches...thank you, thank you! Teachers, thank you for reminding your friends! I love celebrating each month with my friends!

Thanks for another spectacular Morning Gathering and fundraiser kick off! It is always GREAT getting the family together!

Sensational Salads and A Spirit of Denim Service! A tip of the hat to all who carried in and donated to our Nurse's Office fund! Thank you Dragons for your generosity! Kudos Community for teambuilding fun!

DATA TEAM CANCELLED for THURSDAY! With a packed calendar of Mother Singers and Fancy Lunch--I am scared we will not have focused conversations! Looking to reschedule in April! More to come!

March 22nd! All staff meeting 3:45 in the Media Center

From teachers, to paraprofessionals, to administrative assistants to custodians--all are welcome and encouraged to come hear all about it! We will gather in the Media Center at 3:45 p.m. to join Dr. Stiepleman in learning all about the State of CoMo Public Schools!

The only other agenda items has us outside for some TEAMBUILDING Fun! Hope your Twisted Twins outfit includes tennis shoes!

Talent Show Fun! Shake that Groove Thing!

Do you like to shake your groove thing? Do you like to get jiggy with it? Do like to twist and shout? Then the Teacher Dance is for you!!!

This year I will be teaching any interested staff an EASY AND FUN dance that we will be performing at the talent show. Think how much your kids will love it if you are on the stage dancing your heart out for them! I promise, you don’t have to be good at dancing or have ANY experience. This is JUST FOR FUN.

We will be having practices pretty much every Wednesday starting after Spring Break until the talent show (May 18) from 3:45-4:45. Tricia, would it be okay if we practiced in the Media Center on those days? Here are the dates we will be practicing:

April 13

April 20

April 27

May 4

May 11

Please let me know if you are interested by Mon. April 4 (the first day back from Spring Break).


Laura Ristau

Dragon Dash: Promotion and Scholarship Applications

Let's get the word out and keep those Dragon Dash sign ups coming!

The Scholarship applications came to you last week via email! If you have a student who would like to participate but does not have the funds...please work with them to fill out the scholarship and get those to me by Friday, March 25th. The City has graciously offered to sponsor several! Also, we have police officers willing to run with those friends that might need an adult to accompany them!

Thanks for promoting our DASH! It is going to be the best DASH ever!

Recess Alternatives: Let's Keep our Dragons Active!

There has been much discussion lately about students missing recess! We know it is important to keep our Dragons active! We know consequences are important...but we know it is just as important to get them outside and moving! Let's get the energy out---let's talk alternatives!

When looking at taking recess--we ask?

Can they lose a portion vs. all recess?

Could students be asked to "walk the zipper line" vs. staying inside--we like to move it, move it?

What alternatives are available?

If you want to speak more about it--let me know but let's keep our Dragons Moving!

Black Out Days!

The following BLACK OUT dates April 8, April 22, April 29 and May 20 2016


At this time, we have 4 Charter Blackout Dates……………April 8, April 22, April 29 and May 20 2016. These are dates that additional charter requests that interfere with am and/or pm route times {9:00 am to 2:00 pm} will not be accepted. Please pass this info along to those who are or may plan a Spring Charter trip.

All requests that fall in between route times will be accepted.



I will keep you updated as we continue to see days BLACKED OUT! Thanks for your planning and preparation for us to Finish Strong!

Just a reminder, looking for those amazing Behavior Resources?

Chelsea Clark has graciously set up a folder in our Derby Ridge Google Drive

From Chelsea:

Okay everything should be in there!!

I created a folder called "Behavior Management Resources"

The powerpoint, along with handout resources/tracking forms are located in there.