The Bear Necessities

Danville CSD Elementary Newsletter, March 2, 2022

Big picture

An Update From The Bear Den

It has been a very exciting few weeks at Danville CSD. The entire district is excited about the boys' basketball team qualifying for the state tournament. We have also been celebrating Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss this week. The dress up days have been fun and we have seen some outstanding costumes and outfits from our students.


Next week continues to be a hectic week as we prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences as well as the boys' state basketball tournament. Please be reminded that we have no school Monday due to the basketball game in Des Moines which takes place at 10:30 a.m. In addition, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are all scheduled early out days due to both PT Conferences and our regular professional development. Friday will be another no school day, as we have our teacher comp day for conference week. It will be a hectic, short week for sure!


Please read on for more updates from Danville Elementary!

Big picture

PVO Popcorn Sales

The PVO Popcorn fundraiser will end TODAY, Friday, March 4th. Please return your child's order sheet and money envelope to the school today. We thank you for your assistance in this fundraiser. The PVO uses these funds to assist Danville Elementary in our ST Math renewal costs, as well as additional events throughout the school year. Thank you!
Big picture

Upcoming Dates at Danville Elementary

Friday, March 4th

*"Oh, The Places You'll Go" Day - Dress in tacky tourist/vacation destination/college shirts.

*PVO Popcorn Sales End


Monday, March 7th

*No School - State Basketball Quarterfinal Game @10:30 a.m. in Wells Fargo Arena


Tuesday, March 8th

*Early Out for PT Conferences

*PT Conferences 2:00 - 8:00


Wednesday, March 9th

*Early Out for PD


Thursday, March 10th

*End of the 3rd Quarter

*Early Out for PT Conferences

*PT Conferences 2:00 - 8:00


Friday, March 11th

*No School - Teacher Comp Day


March 14th - 18th

*Danville CSD Spring Break


Monday, March 21st

*4th Quarter Begins

*World Down Syndrome Day - Wear Your Crazy Socks!


Friday, March 25th

*Report Cards Go Home

Big picture

Parent Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are next week! If you have not set up your conference time with your child's teacher, please do so this week. We hope to have an opportunity to check in with all of our Danville families to discuss each child's progress.


Find some great questions to ask your child's teacher below!


* What do you see as my child’s strengths?

* What do you think are the academic challenges for my child?

* Is my child on grade level for reading? What about math, science, social studies and writing?

* How does the school handle standardized testing and prep for those tests?

* Does my child return homework on time?

* What can I do at home to support what you’re doing in the classroom?

* Are there any supplies my child needs?

Big picture

Kindergarten Round Up

Do you know a child that will be eligible for Kindergarten in the fall? Danville Elementary is currently seeking incoming Kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year. Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.


Parents that attended the Kindergarten Registration meeting already, will be sent their child's round up time in the coming weeks. If you did not attend the registration meeting on February 23rd, you may call Alice in the elementary office at 319-392-4221 to set up your child's round up time. Students must be five years old by September 15, 2022 to qualify for Kindergarten next year. Open enrollment papers will be available at round up upon request. Kindergarten open enrollment papers are due by September 1, 2022.

Big picture

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month

These individuals were awarded for Encouraging Kindness!
Big picture