OCTOBER FAMILY NEWSLETTER
What's Been Happening?
Second quarter is really busy with lots of classroom and school activities. With all the excitement, we want to encourage students to continue to make good choices in behavior and stay focused on their academics. We will work hard and have a lot of fun too.
We will be celebrating students that have been passing the Principal's Challenge (math facts challenges in each grade level), and students that are proficient and highly proficient on the first quarter benchmarks(grades 2-8). K-1 will be celebrating growth in classrooms as well.
In October, we also celebrate the second half of Hispanic Heritage Month.(9/15-10/15). Students have been learning about the positive contributions of Hispanics and Latinos to our community and country!
Fire Prevention week is 10/08-10/14, but this is also the same week we have off for Fall Break. We will have some activities for our students the week after. Please look out for community events from DM involving their fire department.
SPECIAL DATES FOR OCTOBER
10/06 No School - Grading Day for Teachers
10/09-10/13 FALL BREAK
10/17 Val Romero TUSD Board Member visit
10/18 Coffee with the principal at Stripes Cafe 8:30-9:30
10/18 DMFD Mini Muster with Third Grade
10/20 October Fire Drill
10/20 Fire Truck visit for Kindergarten
10/26 TUSD Mental Health, Grief and Loss Face to Face (See Flyer)
10/27 Dominoes Pizza for lunch
10/23 - 10/31 Boo Grams for sale (dates tentative)
10/27 Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
10/30 - 11/03 Spirit Week
School Start and End Times/Traffic
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, school ends at 2:30 for K-5 and 3:15 for 6-8. On Wednesday, school ends one hour earlier for teacher PD and planning. Please pick your students up promptly as our monitors leave soon after school ends each day.
Please do not park in the staff parking lot. Teachers often arrive at 8:00 and spots have been filled not allowing them to park. Please use the dirt area in front of the lot and across the street. Please drive slowly near the school and in the front pick-up loop as well.
From the Health Office
Just a quick reminder, it is the law in Arizona that all students attending public schools have to be fully vaccinated and have to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations. When your student turns 11 years old, two vaccines come due, the Tdap Booster and the Meningococcal (MCV) vaccine. The Arizona Health Department states that students that are not compliant should be excluded from school until proof of compliance is turned into the school.
If you have any questions, you can call us during school hours.
Borman K-8 Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays
Kellond Elementary Tuesdays, Wednesdays