Principal's Corner

Marie Collie

MARCH EDITION

THANK YOU!!

  • To all of our 3rd & 4th grade students who had an incredible performance in the recent musical called, "TWACKED!" directed by our Sally Beck.
  • To Hannah Moretti for sharing her sledding safety rules poster with our DN school community. Her presentation was helpful and informative!

PEER MEDIATORS

A special thanks to Jessica Steinmetz for her willingness to join our Peer Mediator program! She has joined our current cast of mediators in order to assist our younger students at recess! Stay tuned for more information and updates...

SCIENCE FAIR

Special thanks to all of our Durham Nockamixon Scientists who came out on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in order to share their projects. We want to applaud all of our young scientists for making extra efforts to conduct research on a topic of interest and share their hypothesis and findings with the entire DN school community! A fun filled evening was had by all!

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS

With the coordination of our fabulous nurse, Mrs. Neeld, we are happy to report that in just one week our students raised $225.62 and in week two we have surpassed our goal of raising $500 for this worthwhile cause! Mrs. Przyuski's class is currently taking the lead at DN for raising the most money. Stay tuned as the class which raises the most money will win a special pizza party lunch courtesy of LLS. Go DN!!

CALLING ALL 5TH GRADE PARENTS!

A 5th grade transition meeting will be held at PALMS on March 20th at 7:00. Please be sure to attend an informational session with Dr, Andrea Farina in order to learn tips and strategies which will provide a successful transition for your son or daughter as they move onto the middle school.

PSSA TESTING DATES

Grades 3-5 Reading & Math: March 25, 26, 27, 31, April 1, 2

Grade 5 Writing: April 8, 9, 10

Grade 4 Science: April 29 & 30

TESTING TIPS...

  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before each testing day.
  • Provide your child with a nutritious breakfast.
  • Encourage your child to wear comfortable, familiar clothes.
  • Tell your child that you expect them to work hard and do their best on the tests.

NOW AVAILABLE!

ON-LINE BULLYING & HARRASSMENT FORM


An online tool is now available for students on the Durham Nockamixon web page under the administration tab. If students encounter a problem on the bus or any where at school they have the option to personally report it to an adult, report in writing at school or fill out the online tool. We make every effort for students to have the ability to report ANY concerns that they may have! Be sure to check it out!


http://www.palisadessd.org/domain/560

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

Our Book Fair is coming to DN on April 3, 4, & 7th! Buy One, Get One Free!!!

Happy Reading!

NEW DOORS AT DURHAM!

EFFECTIVE APRIL 7, 2014

We have recently had doors installed at the primary end of the hallway closest to the flagpole exit/entry to the building. The doors will provide a vestibule at the end of the building for our parents to come in out of the weather and elements when picking up their child each day. The doors will be unlocked at 3:25, when afternoon dismissal procedures begin. Thank you for all your cooperation as we continue to ensure the safety and well being of your children here at Durham Nockamixon Elementary School!

AT A GLANCE...

March

17- After School Clubhouse 3:30-5:00PM (Last Week of Clubhouse)

18- Language Arts MTS Club (Last Meeting)

20- Math MTS Club (Last Meeting)

21- R.I.F.

21- Family Bingo Night 5:30

28- Spring School Picture Day

- 4th Grade Recipe Contest Entries Due


April

1-String Concert @ 7PM

3, 4, 7- Book Fair

4- Market Day Orders Due

8, 9, 10- PSSA Writing Grade 5

9- PTA Mtg. @ 9:15

10- Market Day Pick Up @ 3PM

11- Bunny Hop Mother/Son Dance

25- Earth Day Celebration

29 & 30- PSSA Science- Gr. 4

30- 5th Grade Recipe Contest Entries Due