Delaware Digest February 2016
Your Connection for School-to-Home Information
Ways to Stay Connected With School
Greetings from a very busy Delaware Elementary School! While winter is the season when many things slow down, at school, it's just the opposite! We have so many wonderful things going on at school, and we hope you feel connected to your child's weekly events.
Rather than robo-calling with our Connect5 system, I've opted for texting, emailing, and Facebook to let our families know about special events at school. I hope you have found these to be helpful! If you want to find us on Facebook, look here (and like our page):
If you would like to receive our text alerts, simply open your phone's texting app, and in the TO: field, type the numbers 81010 - in the MESSAGE field, type @delawar
You will receive a confirmation text, and then you will begin receiving our text updates.
Schools are very busy places with many activities going on daily - we want to make certain you feel connected to our weekly events and special fun days!
As always, I am available to speak with you in person, over the phone, or by email if you need anything. We are here to partner with you!
Mrs. Stephanie Young, Principal
Time to Register Your Kindergartener!
If you enroll online, you will still need to provide us with updated immunization records for your child, a copy of their birth certificate, a copy of their social security card, and proof of your residence (current City Utilities bill, current rental or lease agreement, voter registration card, or certified mail dated within the last 30 days).
If you would like to fill out the paper version of the the enrollment packet and have a child that currently attends Delaware School, please call Mrs. Rachelle in the office and she'll send one home with the older sibling.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Mrs. Young highly recommends incoming kindergarten students attend at least one of the EXLPORE! summer sessions, which will be held at Delaware School. In order for you to enroll your child into EXLPORE, your child will need a Student ID, which they only receive upon enrollment.
Welcome to EXPLORE! It's time to Make Your Mark!
EXPLORE will run 2 four-week sessions. The first session will run May 26-June 24, and the second session will run June 27-July 29 (no classes July 01 & July 04).
In it's place, you will find these amazing new FULL-DAY summer programs OFFERED AT DELAWARE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Going into Kindergarten: Wonderful Me (first 4 weeks) and D is for Dinsoaurs (second 4 weeks)
Going into First Grade: Superhero Camp (first 4 weeks) and School of Rock (second 4 weeks)
Going into Second Grade: Into the Wild, a Partnership with Dickerson Park Zoo (first 4 weeks) and Camp Curious (second 4 weeks)
Going into Third Grade: Live at 9! (first 4 weeks) and Splash, A Partnership with Springfield Watershed (second 4 weeks)
Going into Fourth Grade: Survivor, a Partnership with Dogwood Canyon abd local conservation areas (first 4 weeks) and Bot Builder (second 4 weeks)
Going into Fifth Grade: Around the World (first 4 weeks) and Night at the Museum, a Partnership with The Discovery Center (second 4 weeks).
For our 5th graders entering 6th grade, you will also find some absolutely fantastic courses offered at Jarrett Middle School, such as robotics, Outdoor-U, Raiders of the Lost Art, 3D Design Technology, Chocolate University (with Askinosie Chocolate), and more!
Some students may be eligible for bus transportation to Delaware School for the summer, and all students attending Delaware this summer will receive free breakfast and lunch every day!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS IN OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS: You will not need to register for courses; your child's special education programs teacher will notify you about enrolling your child into a special programs course this summer, if they qualify. Questions? Call your child's special education teacher and they'll be happy to help!
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR EXPLORE BEGINS Feb. 10 for 5th graders going to middle school, Feb. 11 for students entering grades 3-5, and Feb. 12 for students entering grades K-2. To get started, simply click here: http://www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org/pages/SPSMO/About/Services/N-Z/SummerSchool/
I hope to see many boys and girls at Delaware Elementary this summer!
Choice Programs for Students Entering 5th Grade
Registration closes on March 04, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
No School on Monday, February 15 - Presidents’ Day
Kindergarten Prep Program (through Parents As Teachers) on Tuesday, February 16 (6:30 pm)
STUCO Spirit Day on Friday, February 19 (Theme: Twins Day)
RIF distribution for 1st & 2nd grades on Friday, February 19
3rd Grade to Peter & Wolf on Monday, February 22 (11:30 am to 2:00 pm)
Pre-K Story Time (hosted by Parents as Teachers) in Library on Monday, February 29 (10:00 am)
PTA Board Meeting on Thursday, March 03
Project HATS Day on Friday, March 04 (Bring 50-cents and wear your favorite hat!)
End of 3rd Quarter on Friday March 04
Spring Break Monday, March 07 - Friday, March 11
No School on Monday, March 14: Professional Learning Day for Teachers
PTA Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 15
STUCO Spirit Day on Friday, March 18 (Theme TBA)
Spring Pictures for Traditional K-5 Classes on Wednesday, March 23
Spring Pictures for Special Programs Classes on Thursday, March 24
Pre-K Story Time (hosted by Parents As Teachers) in Library on Monday, March 28 (10:00 am)
Fourth Grade to the Symphony on Tuesday, March 29 (Time TBA)
Kindergarten & First Grade Performance at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 29
World Autism Day on Friday, April 01 (Wear BLUE!!)
Project HATS Day on Friday, April 01 (bring 50-cents and wear your favorite hat!)