Denton Dolphin News
Happy New Year!
Please see the information below about our Virtual Family Reading "Night". You are welcome to access the information at any time. Please be sure to complete the feedback form to be entered to win a gift card.
Quarter 2 is rapidly coming to a close. Please support your child with completing and turning in their Wednesday Asynchronous work. This is used to capture attendance for the day so it is critical that students complete the work within three days.
Within the next two weeks, students in grades 3 through 5 will be taking the iReady mid-year assessment in reading and math. This information is critical since we have been virtual for much of the year with these grades. Encourage your child to do his/her very best on the assessment as the data from the iReady assessment will help us tailor instruction for the third and fourth quarters. Directions will be posted in your child's Google Classroom. Thank you for your support with having your child do his/her best on the assessment.
PreK, Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers are planning a materials/supplies pick up this week. These materials may include hands-on manipulatives and activities, books and decodables, and materials for upcoming science or social studies units. We know that some materials need to be printed and shared which is why the teachers are working on gathering this work to distribute. I will be making calls to remind you. All materials will be labeled with your child's name and placed outside so you just need to swing by and pick up the bag; if you are unable to pick up these items during the time specified, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for continuing to pick up these materials to help your child.
I pray for your continued health and safety in the new year. Should the health of the county improve, I will notify you in multiple ways for a return date for in-person instruction. Thank you for all you do to support Denton Elementary School.
Susan R. McCandless
Proud Principal of Denton Elementary School
Congratulations, DES Carson Scholar Nominee!
The Carson Scholarship is a $1,000 college scholarship awarded to students who serve their community and excel academically. Schools can only nominate one student who then moves on to the official scholarship application process.
This year, DES had 17 students eligible for the nomination. Based on their school level application, DES is proud to announce that Mackenzie Johnson has been chosen as the nominee. Our BEST WISHES to her as we hope she will be chosen as a 2021 Carson Scholar winner!! Thank you to the other wonderful 5th graders who were nominated. We are proud of all of our Dolphins. #DESTreasures
Virtual Family Reading Event
Wednesday, January 13th is the DES Virtual Family Reading "Night"! Although it is our Family Reading "Night", being virtual has allowed the opportunity to participate at any time of the day that is convenient to you and your family!
WHO: Our amazing DES students and families
WHAT: DES Virtual Family Reading "Night" Google Slide Show Presentation
WHEN: Wednesday, January 13th all day, anytime
WHERE: DES Virtual Family Reading "Night" Google Presentation Slide Show will be assigned to DES students as an assignment under "Classwork" in their Google Classroom
HOW: View the presentation in “Present Mode” to visit "classrooms", watch videos, get valuable resources and earn chances to win a gift card
WHY: Have fun learning about reading with games, activities and resources to celebrate the joy of reading and learning
Watch the video for your grade and participate in one or more of the activities and submit a video or writing to your teacher to receive attendance credit for your Asynchronous Wednesday Reading assignment. (See the Challenge Page)
Complete the "DES Virtual Family Reading 'Night' Evaluation Google Form” to earn a chance to win a gift card
January 13: K packet distribution by the K entrance on Lupine Lane; 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 14 - 15: PreK packet distribution by the PreK doors
January 18: No School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 28: Early Dismissal; End of Quarter 2
January 29: No School: Teacher Inservice
February 1: Quarter 3 Begins
February 10: Early Dismissal for Conferences
February 10 and 11: No PreK; Conference Days
February 15: No School: Presidents' Day
Our Vision of Excellence
Vision of Excellence
The Denton Elementary School Family will
promote our core values of S.W.l.M. by
supporting a challenging curriculum,
honoring individuality, and working collaboratively.
S: Stay Safe
W: Work Hard
I: Include Everyone
M: Make Responsible Choices
Denton Elementary is a School-wide Title I School