Dorr Press

November 21, 2022

Mark Your Calendar!

Here are the upcoming events at Dorr Elementary!

Nov 18th: Report Cards Posted After 4pm

Nov 22nd: Popcorn Day


Dec 6th: Dentists R Us

Dec 7th & 8th: Santa's Secret Shop


A Note From The Principal

Dorr Families,

Thanksgiving is often a time of reflection for all the things we are grateful for. This sentiment was echoed in our first official "Snow Day Challenge" last Friday. It was so heartwarming to hear what our students are grateful for the most.

As we enter into the big Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I encourage you to step away from the hustle and bustle of traveling, dinners, and of course the Lions game, and reflect upon what you are grateful for. I then, challenge you to share an affirmation with someone to let them know you are grateful for them! Sharing is caring this time of year and an affirmation is a gift that will last a life time.

The staff and I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you, our Dorr Family. Thank you for supporting your student. By doing so, you support our mission to keep students first and provide them a safe, nurturing learning environment. If you are traveling this weekend we wish you a safe journey and can't wait to see you back on Monday, November 28th!

happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Seniura

Report Cards - How To View

Report Cards will be available to view after 4pm on November 18th. Report Cards are no longer printed out and sent home with students. Follow the easy steps below to view your Childs Report Card!
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Dentist R Us Will See You Now!

Dentist R Us Coming To Dorr Elementary

Dentist R Us is coming to our school! Dentist R Us is a program offered to any student at Dorr Elementary. Licensed Dentists and Hygienists will be available to see students to perform comprehensive dental exams, dental cleanings, and fluoride treatments. Each student that participates will receive a free toothbrush and will be provided with an oral health report from their visit. If you would like your child to be seen, please fill out the green form and return to your child's teacher.

*Please Note: Children who have had a dental cleaning in the last 6 months ARE NOT eligible for this service.

Dentist R Us

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 12pm

4159 18th Street

Dorr, MI

Students will be seen at Dorr Elementary. Those students who have filled out and returned the blue Dentist R Us form will be dismissed from class at their scheduled time to see the dentist. Green forms will be sent home by your students teacher. Forms must be filled out and returned for student to be seen.

Happening In The Halls

Show And Tail

This year Mr. Truswell is hosting a Show and “Tail” board outside of the music room. An outdoorsman himself, Mr. T wanted to give the students a chance to share their fishing success. Below is a picture of our October contributors. Pictured from left to right; Stella Snider (Winner of a fishing lure from Mr. Truswell), Crosby Hudson, Easton Modreske, Ashlynn Garrow, Dale Nemec, Mr. Truswell.

If you would like to show off your catch, send in a picture! It will be added to the wall. Those who turn pictures in for the month of October will also be entered to win a fishing lure from Mr. Truswell!

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Artist Corner

Showing The Love At The Wayland Art Hop

Dorr Elementary was invited to participate in the Art Hop in Wayland. Students created a "Mural Of The Heart", in which students each made a unique heart. and then Mrs. Corcoran combined all the hearts to make a beautiful mural. The art can be seen in person at the Art Hop on December 2nd, from 5:00pm-9:00pm. The students work will be displayed in the Wayland Fire Station.
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Gobble Gobble! It's Turkey Day

3rd graders designed their own turkeys in art to celebrate Thanksgiving!
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Transportation News

Traversa is ready to roll out. That said, WUS will be doing this slowly bus by bus.

The following buses: 5, 6, 26, and 28 are up and running.

Please use the Rider 360 app for parent view. Instructions are available at:

Scan cards for lower grades will follow after all buses are up and running using Traversa.

Thank you to everyone for your patience as we bring on this new product.

-Transportation Department

Student Council Toy Drive

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Click The Link Below For A Special Message From The Student Council!

Girls On The Run Teams Now Forming!

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I Have Questions. Who Do I Contact

STAFF AT DORR ELEMENTARY - Any and all staff (teachers, office personnel, principal, etc) can be reached via email by using the employee's last name and first initial. Example - Sheila Gill, School Secretary at You may also call the office during regular business hours at (616) 681-9637.

TECHNOLOGY - Any and all questions concerning parent portals (log-ins, passwords, changing information, etc) must be directed to the WUS Technology Department. You will also want to contact technology with any iPad concerns, including broken iPads.

Technology - OR call 269-792-6611

BUSING - If you need to change a student's assigned busing routine, you must contact the Transportation Department. Please follow up any answers or changes made by calling/emailing with the Dorr office staff and your child's teacher. These changes are not automatically communicated between the two buildings. It is the parent's responsibility to communicate the change.

Transportation/Busing - OR call 269-792-2262

FOOD SERVICE - All Free/Reduced Hot Lunch Applications are confidential. If you have questions concerning the WUS food service program, please contact the following:

Food Service Program - OR call 269-792-3150

Early Childhood Activities And Information

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Turkey Trot To Fight Hunger

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Community Education - What's Going On?

Wayland Community Education offers enrichment and recreational activities for youth, adults and senior citizens. For current class listings, please visit our webstore at and click on "Community Education." We hope you try one of our classes and appreciate you choosing Wayland Community Education.

Check out some of the fun activities offered below!

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Helpful Links For Parents

Dorr Elementary Is On Facebook!

Please visit our Facebook Page! We are excited to share events, updates, and activities going on in our school. It's your one stop shop for all things Dorr Elementary! Check it out today!

Please note: Questions should still be directed to the school directly. Questions asked on Facebook posts will not be answered.

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