Denton Dolphin News

May 1, 2021

Field Day Information!

Field Day in the springtime has been a long-standing tradition for elementary school students, and this year will be no different. Elementary Physical Education teachers from across the County have teamed up to offer fun and challenging at-home activities through the OPEN National Field Day.

OPEN provides instructions, materials, lists and video examples for all Field Day events. The format of OPEN is very flexible for time, group size, and interest. There is no pressure to pack a full day of activities into one long, exhausting day or to complete every activity. Materials are minimal and adaptable, and all skill levels can be challenged and accommodated.

Physical Education teachers will share Field Day resources on Google Classroom each Friday in May (beginning May 7; ending May 28) for students to complete the following week. The goal is for all students to participate over the weekend or during the week (Asynchronous Wednesdays!) and share any photos or videos with the school’s PE teacher(s)

Field Day is completely voluntary for students with no grading involved. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome to start and end at any time, select or ignore events, or modify activities for a child’s abilities, interests, and available time. Each school’s Physical Education teacher is an excellent resource for adapting events and equipment to meet any child’s needs.

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Upcoming Events

May 2 - 8: Staff Appreciation Week

May 4: Star Wars Day

May 5: PreK registration by appointment only

May 7: Make-up Picture Day, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. There is no sign up; if your child is virtual, please bring them in during this time.

May 10: Mid-term for Q4

May 17: Interims Home

May 20: PreK Conferences; No PreK Students this day!

May 20: 5th Grade Parent Night @6:30 PM

May 31: Memorial Day

Week of June 7: Device Collection begins for in-person students

June 11: Last Day of School!

June 11 and 14: Device Collection for virtual students

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Denton Elementary School is a School-Wide Title I School

Vision of Excellence

The Denton Elementary School Family will promote our core values

of S.W.I.M. by supporting a challenging curriculum,

honoring individuality, and working collaboratively.

S: Stay Safe

W: Work Hard

I: Include Everyone

M: Make responsible Choices