Deibler Dispatch

S.T.A.R.S. Smart, Thoughtful, and Responsible Students

November 1, 2021

A Message from Mrs. Plourde!

Hello Deibler Families!

Wow! October was quite an exciting month here at Deibler!! It has been so great getting back to some "normalcy" and revisiting some of the Deibler traditions! The Parent Visitation week was exciting and it was fantastic to see so many parents here at Deibler. I was so thankful to have our Fall Festival Parade this afternoon. Thank you families for your support and flexibility with the time change. We did not want the rain to fall on our parade!! Also our Red Ribbon Spirit Week was a success and a lot of fun for our students and staff members! November is looking to be a very busy and FABULOUS month for all of our Dolphins here at Deibler! Thank you for all of your support this year as we continue to move forward!!!

As we all know... "Together is the BEST Place to be"!

Fall Festival Parade!

Our Dolphins had a great time during our Fall Festival parade! Please click the link to view the parade!!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wmN0uhyN0IlRobZYTGBDN3_6rrV_xPqt/view?usp=drivesdk

Red Ribbon Spirit Week!

Mark Your Calendar

11/2: No School for Students (Teacher Inservice Day)

11/9: Fall Picture Retakes

11/11: Spirit Day - Wear RED WHITE AND BLUE

11/12: Deibler DASH!

11/15-11/19: Fall Book Fair

11/16, 11/18, 11/23: Parent / Teacher Conferences

11/23: Early Dismissal for Students (Dismissal will begin at 12:45)

11/24-11/26: No School, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes have been scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th, from 1:00-2:00. (AM Kindergarten- if you are interested in picture retakes, please bring your child between 1:00 - 2:00)

Return the entire picture package at that time so that the photographer can note which package was purchased and needs replacement. If your child was absent on picture day, or has enrolled in our school since the first pictures were taken, he/she should have his/her picture taken on retake day.

Great Opportunity!!!

We are currently looking for cafeteria/recess monitors for Deibler! This is a great opportunity to be at Deibler working and spending time with the BEST students and staff!

  • Perfect for parents with children in school or for grandparents who want to be involved at Deibler!
  • Supervise and have fun with children during lunch/recess!
  • Work with an amazing team!

If you are interested, please apply at:

https://pennridge.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1123

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: cplourde@pennridge.org

House Steering Committee Meeting

At Deibler we have a House Steering Committee that is made up of parents and faculty. The purpose of this committee is to work together to come up with a monthly house theme, house activity (which will be displayed on a bulletin board at Deibler) and house meeting agendas.

Our Theme for November is: Kindness / Anti-Bullying

Our Theme for December is: Empathy, Family Traditions and Giving


The meeting will be via ZOOM on Tuesday 11/9 at 7:00PM! Please feel free to join us by clicking on the link below!


Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81397588850

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tues Nov. 16th

3:50PM - 7:20PM

Thurs Nov. 18th

3:50PM - 7:20PM

Tues Nov. 23rd (Early Dismissal for Students)

1:15PM - 3:50PM

NO PM Kindergarten!

Progress Reports and Parent Portal

Progress Reports will be available to view on the PowerSchool Parent Portal on November 16th. A paper copy of the progress report will NOT be sent home this year.


All new students’ parents should have received a letter with instructions on setting up an account. If you did not receive your letter, please email Mrs. Keeler at pkeeler@pennridge.org

or call the school office at 215-257-1146. Once you create your account, it is extremely important that you sign-in to the portal and click on the Demographic Change tab to complete your child’s emergency information.

From the Cafeteria

From the Cafeteria:

Snacks are being sold daily; all snacks range from 0.65-$1.00.

All money should be turned in first thing in the morning, no money will be accepted during lunchtime.

If you would like to put money on student accounts via the web, please use www.ezschoolpay.com.

Thank you,

Mrs. Benckert

Dismissal

We no longer have a car rider list. If you have an emergency please call Mrs. Keeler in the office.


For those students that are parent pick-up each day, please make sure that you have your child's name displayed on the passenger side door. Parents should remain in their cars at all times during drop-off and pick-up.

From our PTO

PTO

Please join us at our next PTO meeting on Monday 11/1 at 9:15AM in the Deibler cafeteria! We will be finalizing plans for the Deibler DASH and Holiday Shop, along with other fun events and activities.

Visit the PTO website at: https://sites.google.com/view/deibler-pto/


Deibler Dash Fundraiser

On Monday 10/18, we kicked off our Deibler Dash Fundraiser. This is our PTO’s main fundraiser each year and our goal this year is our biggest ever - to raise $30,000 to build an outdoor learning pavilion!

You should have received a packet of information that was sent home with each child. The Deibler Dash is an obstacle course race all children will participate in on Friday, November 12. Students can earn prizes for themselves, their classes, and their Houses through their participation. For more information and to contribute, visit the Dash information page on our PTO website https://sites.google.com/view/deibler-pto/deibler-dash.


We are also looking for volunteers to help the day of the Dash! Volunteers will help with obstacle course set up and clean up, assist students in running the obstacles, or help at the water stations. The students love seeing a familiar face cheering them on! Volunteers are needed all day or we have morning/afternoon only times. Volunteers must have all clearances submitted as required by state law. To sign up to volunteer, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4daba928a2fd0-deibler2

Please reach out to the Dash Committee at TrishKantorPTO@gmail.com with any questions.


Pavilion Building Committee

The PTO is looking for 5-7 parents to join a committee to oversee the building of our outdoor learning pavilion. This committee will be in charge of soliciting designs, bids and contracting construction, as well as working with our local township and district for plan approval and permits. We anticipate that the committee will meet once a month until construction is complete. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email TrishKantorPTO@gmail.com with your contact information and any relevant experience you can bring to the committee. We anticipate the first committee meeting to be late November/early December.


Deibler Spirit Wear

Our Spirit Wear orders from Kampus Klothes should be in early next week in time to distribute before our next House Meeting. All orders will be sent home with students unless they are too large for the student to carry. If your items are a gift or you would simply prefer to pick them up yourself from the office, please email TrishKantorPTO@gmail.com and your items will be held at school.


Holiday Shop

Mark your calendars for this year’s Holiday Shop which will be held on Friday, December 3 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The Holiday Shop has great gifts for kids to purchase for their family members, free hot chocolate and cookies, games, and "gingerbread house lane."

Counselors Corner - Sondi Alderfer, M.A., School Counselor

Suggestions for Parent-Teacher Conferences

The key to a successful conference – parents and teachers agree – is two-way communication. By exchanging information, parents and teachers can set the stage for a great school year.


Before the Conference

Spend a few minutes talking with your child. Tell him/her you need help preparing for the conference. You might:

  • Ask what he/she would like you to talk about with the teacher.
  • Ask what he/she thinks the teacher will say.
  • Ask about things he/she likes and doesn’t like, his problems and successes.
  • Let him/her know that after the conference you will discuss what the teacher said (within reason).


After the Conference

  • Follow up (stay in touch with the teacher). If you think of any questions you didn’t ask, write a note.
  • Talk with your child.
  • Stress the positive things the teacher said.
  • Talk about suggestions for improvement. Plan with your child how to carry out these suggestions.

Deibler Website & Social Media

Deibler Website & Social Media


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