Davidson Family Newsletter

November 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello,

I hope your are enjoying fall and the cooler temperatures. Thank you all for your support with our fund raising we have been doing through the school and PTA. The money raised goes right back to the kids and helps pay for items like field trips, classroom speakers, school water bottles, student t-shirts and other items that are directly linked to students. As a school, each grade level is asked to plan one field trip per semester.


At this time of year, I hope you have a clear picture of your students strength's as a learner and areas your student may need to improve. Literacy is an area we are focused heavily on at this time. Our goal is that every child be reading on grade level by the end of the year. If your child is below grade level you should have received a letter from the classroom teacher. If you are concerned please reach out to your child's teacher.


I would encourage you to read with your child and reading can be anything - directions for games, stories, signs and practice sight words that are sent home. Talking about what students are reading is also very powerful and helpful. Ask questions - What are you reading? Who is the story about? What problems are in the story? How will those problems be solved? Why do you think the author decided to write this story?


The most important part of reading is enjoying what you read so allowing kids to choose what is read can lead a student to really enjoy reading. My kiddos loved comics when they were little and it helped to establish a reading environment in our home.

TLC Offering Family Instructional Support

These Short Videos will offer simple tips on how you can help your child at home with their learning


https://padlet.com/mary_long1/y5h1nh2yqy1hvha5

Picture Retakes

Davidson Picture Retakes are scheduled for December 1st.

Mrs. Williams Reading Corner

Hey Davidson families!

We are having our Follett bookfair November 15th-19th! Come shop during our late-night family culture event, book fair, and robotics team demo on November 17th from 4:30-6:30.


Help support your Davidson library and come and purchase some books for your student’s home library.

We use funds from these events to bring author visits and provide other literacy enrichment activities for your children. Please see the flier for times and additional information on our efair.

Happy Reading!

Your friendly librarian- Jen Williams

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Culture Night

We so excited to be hosting a family Culture Night on November 17th from 5:00 to 6:30pm! We hope that students and families will join us as we learn about the different cultures, heritages, traditions, and countries represented at Davidson. This is a great opportunity for you to come out and share your culture and heritage with the rest of our school community. Wherever your family is from, we all want to learn from you as we celebrate diversity!

Please help us bring awareness to aspects of your culture and ethnic heritage!


We are looking for:

· Storytellers

· Musicians

· Dancers

· Art

· Foods (Sampling or information cards)

· Clothing

· Artifacts

· Guest speakers


We hope to see you there!

Mrs. Tomlins Tips

YouthFriends

We currently have 3 Youth Friends serving as classroom helpers in Mrs. Ragona, Ms. Brown, and Mrs. Huston’s room!

These kind volunteers are helping students once a week with literacy.


If you would like to volunteer to be a Youth Friend, please reach out to Mrs. Tomlin, School Counselor. mailto:mandy.tomlin@nkcschools.org

Ms. Wades Resources and Helpful Information

A Turning Point

Located on the Englewood Baptist Campus

1900 NE Englewood Rd

Food Pantry:

Tuesday 5-6:30

Thursday 1-2:30

Saturday 8:30-10


Guest house where families may do laundry, take a shower, and get a hot lunch:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11-2

Message from PTA

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Davidson’s Movie Night and Chipotle Night. We had an awesome turnout at both events thanks for your continued support.

Please save the dates below:

November 8-19: Silly Sock Fundraiser (more information to come soon)

November 16: PTA Meeting @ 6pm in the Davidson Library

November 17: Cultural Night

If you missed the last PTA meeting attached are minutes from our last meeting.

Please be on the lookout this week for signups for donations and helping us support with Davidson’s Book Fair and Cultural Night. We appreciate your help and support.

Not Getting NKC and Davidson Text Messages and Notifications?

Email, Phone Call & Text Message: Phone, email and optional text messages are sent to school families and employees when classes are canceled, delayed or students are released early.


This is a quick and easy way to get information quickly at your finger tips!


To opt-in to receive text messages, text “YES” to 67587.

Inclement Weather

View the website below to learn about NKC School Districts "Snow Days", Virtual Learning Days and other information regarding inclement weather


https://www.nkcschools.org/weather


  • HOW TO FIND INFORMATION


    In the case of a change to normal school operation due to inclement weather, families will be notified in several ways:

    District Website: www.nkcschools.org provides the first notification of school closings and other cancellations.

    Email, Phone Call & Text Message: Phone, email and optional text messages are sent to school families and employees when classes are canceled, delayed or students are released early. To opt-in to receive text messages, text “YES” to 67587.

    Social Media: Information will be posted on the district’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Radio & TV: Local stations share announcements on air and on their websites.

Exciting news from the Transportation Department!

The NKC Schools Transportation app is now available to download. VersaTrans My Stop allows families to track their students' bus location and arrival times, as well as receive updates on any delays. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices. See Frequently Asked Questions, directions and more: https://www.nkcschools.org/Page/5243



  • You will use your students lunch number as the Username and Password

Upcoming Events

11/17 Cultural Night @ Davidson

11/17 Late Night Book Fair

11/15- 11/19 Follet Book Fair

11/24-11/26 No School

12/1- Picture Retakes