CUB REPORTER

March 18, 2021 VOLUME 14, EDITION 3

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Upcoming Events and Information
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Registrar's Report
  • Notices from the Nurse
  • Fox Stars
  • Library Lingo
  • Technology Tips
  • PTO Postings

UPCOMING EVENTS AND INFORMATION

SPRING BREAK MEAL REQUESTS

DFES will be providing Breakfast and Lunch upon request to students during Spring break.

Please click on the link below by Friday, March 19th if you would like to request meals.


https://forms.gle/SNhojphi1SYhpsrQ6

SPRING MEAL

Spring Meal for students will be March 31, 2021


Menu will be : Turkey and gravy

Mac n cheese

Sweet potato Souffle

Green beans

Fresh fruit

Blueberry cobbler.

Virtual Second Cup of Coffee

Please join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m. for our Virtual Second Cup of Coffee

The topic for this meeting will be Title I Planning of the 2021-22 school year.

Your input is greatly appreciated.

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/her-ckiy-yuu

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 337-466-9784

PIN: ‪943 106 838#

SAVE THE DATE FOR DFES SPRING FUNDRAISER

Our Spring Fundraiser will be April 1-16. Students will be selling Marble Slab Discount Cards, ice-cream and cookie certificates. More details to come!

FOX STAR OF THE DAY

3/5 Ady G.

3/8 Lydia L.

3/9 Landan L.

3/10 Richen W.

3/11 Gabe H.

3/12 Aniya N.

3/16 Marquis S.

3/17 Gabrielle N.

3/18 T’ionna C.


CONGRATUALTIONS FOR BEING A DFES FOX STARS!

March

19th - Spring Break Meal Request Deadline

24th - Early Release Day @ 11:40am

25th - March Spirit Night at Pelican's Snoball (Ballentine Location) 4-7

27th - Father/Daughter Scavenger Hunt 12pm - 3pm

APRIL

1 - 16 - Spring Fundraiser

5 -9 - Spring Break

15 - End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

19-23 - Earth Day Week

26 - 3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards go home

COUNELOR'S CORNER

Hello Families,


Friday, March 26 is International Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Day. There are 5 components of social emotional learning:

  • Self-awareness

  • Self-management

  • Social awareness

  • Relationship skills

  • Responsible decision-making

Students with strong SEL skills do better academically, have fewer behavior concerns, are more likely to go to college and have a full time job by age 25. To learn more about SEL and its benefits, check out this short video.


Since March 26 will be an e-learning day, I created a special SEL lesson that will be shared so our students can explore and celebrate their own unique qualities and consider the positive qualities of others. As school counselor, it is my job to teach and coach students in their emotional learning every day, but it is not a job that I do alone. All teachers and staff help students navigate their emotions and relationships each day. As a parent or caregiver, you have lots of opportunities to coach your child in these five areas also. Here are some ideas to try:


  1. Be a good listener, so your child can explore their feelings and process the events of their day with a safe adult.

  2. Model the behavior you seek. Your child will learn to solve problems by watching how you make decisions, solve problems and manage your own behavior.

  3. Nurture your child’s self esteem. Praise your child’s strengths and be encouraging when mistakes happen.

  4. Take advantage of support. Seek the advice of teachers, counselors or other professionals to help your child grow and develop their maximum potential.


If I can be of assistance to help your child reach for the stars, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sara Beckman

sbeckman@lexrich5.org

803-476-3912

REGISTRAR'S REPORT

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration is Underway!

Dutch Fork Elementary is registering rising Kindergarten students now if your child will be five years old by September 1, 2021. Please start at the Registration Gateway portal and provide these documents during your registration meeting: your child's legal full birth certificate (not a hospital certificate), immunization record and proof of residence.

Current 4K Students/ Rising Kindergarten Students 2021 - 2022

Do you know, as the parent/guardian of a current 4K student at DFES, you do not have to register them for 5K Kindergarten? You will receive an email this summer detailing how to complete the Update Portal for returning students.

4K Screening

Screening appointments for the fall are being scheduled now. Complete an application in the main office or online, print and bring it into the office. You will also need to just show your child’s full birth certificate and one proof of residence item (copies are not made at that time).

DFES Online Absence Form

After some slight re-working, the DFES Online Absence Form is available again. It does work better if completed online but parents with email addresses other than @gmail.com have been able to submit absences and upload doctor’s notes. I appreciate all of the feedback and your patience!

Contact Sharon Clemens, 803-476-3917 or at saclemen@lexrich5.org for questions about the information shared here.

YEARBOOK PICTURE INFORMATION

If your child did not take fall or spring pictures and you would like for them to be in the yearbook, please take a headshot of your child and send it to Cissy Graham cfgraham@lexrich5.org. Please do not take a picture of a picture. It must be a headshot, taken of shoulders and up. No posed pictures will be accepted.

LIBRARY LINGO

TECHNOLOGY TIPS

PTO POSTING

ONLINE YEARBOOK ORDERS EXTENDED

Yearbook orders have been extended to March 26th. If you have not ordered your copy you may still do so by going online to ybpay.lifetouch.com. The ID code for DFES is 12213221. All orders must be placed online.

PTO POSITIONS FOR 2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR

It's time to nominate a PTO Board for the 2021-2022 School Year. The positions available and the descriptions are listed below. If you are interested in holding a position for the 2021-2022 School Year, please email Cissy Graham cfgraham@lexrich5.org with your name and the position that you are interested in by April 5th.



President - The President shall preside at all PTO meetings; be a non-voting, ex-officio member of all committees; and assure that the purpose of the PTO is maintained and Bylaws are upheld.


Vice President - The Vice President shall assist the President in the execution of the duties of that office; perform the duties of the President in the President’s absence; assume the office of the President if it is vacated; shall assist in securing programs or presentations at PTO meetings that are appropriate and consistent with the purpose of the PTO; and shall also act as co-chairperson of the Ways and Means committee.


Secretary - The Secretary shall keep an accurate official record of all meetings of the PTO Executive Board, report the PTO activities by making available copies of the minutes at PTO meetings; provide copies of the PTO minutes to be uploaded to the PTO website.


Treasurer - The Treasurer shall assist the Executive Board in developing an annual budget; receive and deposit all PTO money on a weekly basis when applicable; insure timely payment of all PTO expenses; prepare a written current financial statement to be reported at each PTO meeting; prepare a written year-end financial statement, and file taxes on behalf of the PTO.


Volunteer Coordinator - The Volunteer Coordinator serves as the liaison between the school and community, promoting ways too get involved and how to help; is responsible for securing volunteers for all PTO events; and helping secure donations.

FATHER/DAUGHTER SCAVENGER HUNT

DFES PTO will host their 1st Father/Daughter Scavenger Hunt on March 27th 12pm - 3pm. Jump in the car and enjoy some time with your special girl as you drive around Irmo using clues to locate our Fox Cub, Foxy! Foxy will be hidden in 10 different locations all over Irmo. This should be fun and give you the opportunity to bond with your baby girl! Tickets are $20 daddy/daughter team and only sold in advance. The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 25th. Once you have completed the form and submitted payment instructions will be emailed to you by Friday, March 26th. Participants will be given a gift bag with lots of fun goodies & treats! Reserve your spot early so you can be included in the raffle for some cool prizes!


FIVE Families can register online by clicking the link below. Payment can be mailed or dropped off at the school no later than Thursday, March 25th. If you have any questions please contact Cissy Graham cfgraham@lexrich5.org.


LET'S GO HUNTING FOR THAT FOX CUB!!

DFES SPIRIT NIGHT

March Spirit Night will be Thursday, March 25th at Pelician's Snoball (Ballentine Location) 1600 Dutch Fork Rd. 4pm - 7pm. Please come out and support DFES. 20% of our sales will be given back to our school. When placing your order please let them know that you are with DFES. SPREAD THE WORD. TELL YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND HELP US EARN MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL! The class with the most participation will win an ice-cream party.