Principal's Corner

Mrs. Marie Collie, Principal

MRS. MAUGER'S CLASS ROCKS!

Mrs. Mauger's students in room 105 conducted a "Souper Bowl" food collection during the last week of January. The entire Durham Nockamixon Elementary student body was invited to bring in non-perishables which Mrs. Mauger's Class weighed at 148.25 pounds of food collected for the local pantry. Additionally, all students were encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey to school on Friday, January 31st while donating one dollar to the pantry. The entire DN School Community had a fun filled day showing their team spirit while raising $137.15 for the pantry. Mrs. Mauger's second grade class thanks all of you for your participation in this worthwhile "Souper Bowl!"

SPELLING BEE CONGRATULATIONS!

The entire Durham Nockamixon School Community would like to extend congratulations to Garrett Modig for winning the Spelling Bee held on 1/31/14. We wish him luck as he goes on to represent our school at the Regional Spelling Bee held at Pennridge High School in March. Good Luck, Garrett!
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PEER MEDIATORS

Many thanks to our peer mediators for offering their time during their lunch and recess in order to participate in training sessions held in January with Miss. Duffy and Mrs. Vassallo. We appreciate their willingness to support our younger students in the mediation process. Special thanks to the following peer mediators: Ava Rittenhouse, Kyleigh Davis, Libby Stiansen, Alayna Stiansen, Morgan Alpaugh, Kevin Menesis, Jessica Menesis and Alivia Runyan!

MTS CLUB CONTINUES...

MTS Club had a delayed start due to the weather! Due to the snow, MTS began on Thursday, January 23rd , which means it will run through Tuesday, February 18. 2014 from 3:45-5:00. This after school club is provided to our students in grades 3, 4, & 5 in the areas of reading and math. If you are picking your child up, please plan to arrive by 4:55 in the main vestibule where students will be ready for pick up at 5:00. Thank you for rearranging your schedule in order to support your child's education!
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AFTER SCHOOL CLUBHOUSE SCHEDULE CHANGE

Due snow, our clubhouse start date was postponed a week. Therefore, our clubhouse will launched on Monday, February 10th and run through Monday, March 10th. The hours of DN Clubhouse are 3:30-5:00. This year we have called upon the support of our middle and high school alumni more than ever in order to continue offering a variety of clubs. We appreciate their support! Also, special thanks to Mrs. Patti Smeland who has graciously given of her time to organize this wonderful event for our students! As she prepares to follow her son to PALMS, she will certainly be missed and we are looking for a parent(s) who would be willing to share their hobbies and interests by running a club or shadowing Patti as she oversees this Durham tradition for her final year. If interested, please contact either Marie Collie at mcollie@palisadessd.org or a PTA officer. Thanks for your consideration!

GET READY FOR PAJAMA DAY !

Mrs. Przyuski's class is sponsoring a school wide fundraiser in order to fight childhood cancer. Funds raised will go to "The Get Well Gabby Foundation". Students are invited to participate in the event by donating a dollar to this worthwhile cause and can wear their pajamas to school on Friday, February 21st. We look forward to this fun filled school wide event!
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THE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE "THWACKED" IS COMING!

We are looking forward to the upcoming musical performance by our third and fourth grade students directed by Mrs. Sally Beck. This performance will be held on February 28th at 10AM for our school assembly performance and at 2PM for our guests and grandparents of both 3rd and 4th grade students. Please note the change in time from the January Principal's Corner.

AT A GLANCE...

February

12- PTA Mtg. @ 9:15AM

10, 17, 24- After School Clubhouse 3:30-5:00PM

7- Market Day Orders Due

11- Race For Education "Parent Night" @ 6:30

13- Market Day Pick-Up 3:00PM

14- Report Cards Distributed

21- Sweet Heart Dance @ 6:30-8:30

28- Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale

-3rd & 4th Grade Show @10 AM (School Wide)

-3rd & 4th Grade Show @2 PM (3rd & 4th gr. Grandparents Invited)


March

3, 10, 17- After School Clubhouse 3:30-5:00PM

12- PTA Mtg.

6- Family Bowling Night @ 6:00

7- Market Day Orders Due

- R.I.F.

13- Market Day Pick Up @ 3 PM

13- Science Fair @ 6:30 PM

17-28 – PSSA Math & Reading- Gr. 3-5

21- Family Bingo Night 5:30

28- Spring School Picture Day

- 4th Grade Recipe Contest Entries Due

31- April 4 PSSA Writing Grade 5

31- April 4 PSSA Make-Up Math & Reading- Gr. 3-5