Doby's Bridge Elementary News

March 10, 2023

Principal's Message

Good Afternoon Doby's Bridge Families,

This week our families and PTO did a wonderful job celebrating our Dragon Staff through Staff Appreciation Week. Thank you to everyone for making this week such a special week for our teachers and staff. A huge shout out to our PTO for leading the way to organize this week for us. We are truly grateful!

Please see the newsletter below for information regarding:

  • Photos from the Week
  • Classes of the Week
  • One School, One Book Website & Save the Date
  • Parent Survey
  • Yearbook Orders
  • Volunteer Signup for Copies
  • Parents Only- Secrets of Social Media- by FMSD
  • PTO News
  • Mission & Vision of DBES

As always, if I can be of any assistance to you or if you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Building the Bridge Together,

Amanda Kubbs



Congratulations to our Classes of the Week!

One School, One Book

We've been excited to read the first several chapters of Mr. Popper's Penguins for our One School, One Book (OSOB)! Just a reminder about the website for all of our OSOB needs- chapter read alouds, book introduction, and OSOB event night details! Click the link below to access the website.

REMEMBER to SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 28 5:30-7:30 at DBES for STEAM night

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All Men Read Books!

Doby’s Bridge Elementary is excited to announce that we will be having an All Men Read Books Day on Tuesday, March 28th. This is a chance for any male figure in your child’s life to come in and share his love of reading with classes in our building by sharing a few read alouds. Any volunteers who come will need a current background check and a love for reading. We will organize and provide the rest! Please fill out this form indicating any interest by Monday, March 6. Once you have indicated your interest we will be in touch!

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Survey from the SC Department of Education

The South Carolina Department of Education Climate Survey for parents was sent on Monday, March 6. The responses to the survey helps the school and district understand how parents feel about the school. Based on the feedback given we are able to make any necessary changes to continue to strive for excellence. Responses provided by our families also help with our overall report card rating. Last year, we received an Excellent report card rating. Let's do it again!

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are now on sale through 3/27/23 on Pay Fees at . Hard Covers are $36.00 and Soft Covers are $31.00. Order now to guarantee a copy for your student. Can’t remember if you ordered one already? In Pay Fees click the “PAID” button to look up if you have purchased one this year—duplicate orders will not be refunded.

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Volunteer Sign-Ups

Thank you for your interest in helping our Classroom Teachers--your help is invaluable to them! Please see the sign up genius link to volunteer in our school!

Parents Only-Secrets of Social Media- from FMSD

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PTO News

Our DBES Staff Appreciation Week was a huge success thanks to the amazing support of our families and community. The teachers and staff sure felt the love all week and we couldn’t have done it without the help of each of you and the following awesome sponsors. T-H-A-N-K You!

T-rail Mix Bar (Amy Merrigan with Helen Adams Realty)

H-ealthy Wellness Wagon (Murdock Orthodontics & Brandi Schonauer for the Juice Plus samples)

A-ll Stocked Up (DBES Families)

N-acho Average Staff Luncheon (Lunch-DBES Families, Drinks & Dessert (from Southern Olive)-Amy Merrigan with Helen Adams Realty)

K-nowledge Perk Coffee Truck (Debbie Houser with The Houser Group & Mike Hutchinson with Xpert Home Lending)

Card My Yard Fort Mill (Smile Doctors Orthodontics Fort Mill)

Restroom Refresh (First Baptist Church Fort Mill)

Special PTO shout out goes to some of our amazing Board Members who nailed this year's Staff Appreciation Week: Brandi Schonauer, Lauren Nadratowski, Suzanne Crider & Marirose Adams!

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The response for our After School Programs coming back has been fantastic. Playball on Mondays has already been filled, so FitLit Kids has opened a Wednesday option that still has some spots left. The Reading Giraffe program has a few spots open as well, so jump on in there if you were considering before it gets full.

Playball is an international child development organization that has been working with children around the world since 1985. Low-pressure classes help ensure boys and girls of ALL athletic abilities can join in the fun, and we integrate skills for seven sports—football, basketball, baseball, kickball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball—into the curriculum. Offered Wednesdays 2:15-3:15 PM for grades K-2nd (March 15 - May 3) $84

Reading Giraffe—where books run wild! By making stories interactive, fun, and ACTIVE adventures, our goal is to create lifelong readers. The curriculum utilizes “The Whole Book Approach” from The Eric Carle Museum to immerse children in picture books, turning tales into exciting adventures in learning. Offered Thursdays 2:15-3:15 PM for grades K-3rd (March 16 - May 4) $84

Register at

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Our Spring Spirit Wear Sale is now live and goes through March 19th. Short and long sleeve shirts for youth and adults. Orders will be delivered to your student's class.

Order at

ORDER DEADLINE - March 19th at midnight!

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DBES Mission and Vision

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Follow Us on Instagram

We share lots of exciting happenings in our school and classrooms on our Instagram page. Be sure to follow us at @dbesdragons or click the image below to be taken to our page!
Don't forget your student can log in to all of their accounts through accessing Class Link! Click the link below to be taken to the log-in page.