DRES Family Message

November 15, 2022

Message From Mrs. Sanchez

As we are coming up to Thanksgiving, I want to let you know that I'm thankful for the relationships I've been able to make with the students and their families over the last year. I appreciate your support of our school and your partnership working together for the success of our child(ren).

Lockdown Drill

We held a lockdown drill today where students and staff practice in case of a danger inside the school building. Members from the WCPSS Security Team and Raleigh Police Department came to monitor the drill. We also held our table top discussion with the security team and RPD to go over what went well, areas for improvement, and discussed a variety of scenarios.

DRES Chorus Concert 11/17/22 @ 7pm

Come watch our DRES Chorus perform "Back To Broadway" this Thursday at 7pm in the gym. We are excited to be able to have chorus back and this will be the first chorus production since Covid closure!

Turkey Dinner Pick Up

For the families that signed up for the Turkey and Fixings, the DRES staff and John Wall Family Foundation will have two pick up locations this Monday, November 21 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

You have been assigned a location and Mrs. Pearson will be reaching out to let you know which location you've been assigned.

The pick up locations are: Marsh Creek Community Center and Holston Lane just outside of Pines of Ashton apartment complex.

If you did not sign up for a Turkey and fixings and your family is interested in receiving this opportunity, please reach out to Mrs. Pearson, Social Worker, at jspearson@wcpss.net. We have a limited amount left available at this time.

PM Carpool Reminder

Students riding carpool should be picked up daily no later than 3:30pm. If you have an emergency and are unable to pick up by 3:30pm, please call the office to let us know. 919-870-4220

Raleigh's Best Winner

Thank you for the community support in earning us the Gold Winners as Raleigh's Best for Elementary Schools. We are so grateful that the community recognizes the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, and families.


Quarter 2 Dates

11/15- Chipotle Spirit Night

11/17- DRES Chorus Concert "Back To Broadway" @ 7pm at DRES Gymnasium

11/23-11/25- Thanksgiving Break

11/28- PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm, Interims Go Home This Week

12/5- Early Release @ 1pm

12/6- Alpaca Spirit Night

12/18- PTA Meeting & Winter Playdate @ 3pm

12/21- Early Release @ 1pm, End of Q2

12/22-12/31- Winter Break!

Join the PTA

  • Please join here if you have not already joined the DRES PTA! Also, please ask grandparents and family members to join!
  • We are working towards a goal of 275 members - if we hit this, every child will get a DRES water bottle sticker

TSI-AT Designation

Below is a letter notifying you of our TSI-AT Designation based only on 21-22 EOG scores for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade. Please reach out with any questions.


Early Release Dates

DRES will dismiss at 1:00pm. Starting at 1:30pm, all teachers will begin their professional development work so all carpoolers need to be picked up by 1:30pm.

The rest of the Early Release Days for the year for Track 4 are:

December 5

December 21

March 24

May 9

Title 1 Video

Please take a few minutes to view the DRES Title 1 Parent Video here: https://watch.screencastify.com/v/Q5svK6kztKlASPEi5kf2

School Messenger

Do you have a School Messenger account so you don't miss important texts and emails from Wake County Public Schools and Durant Road Elementary?

Read more at this link: https://www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger

Did you change your phone number or move?

If so, please call the school at 919-870-4220 to give us your new phone number. You can also email it to Mrs. Antonio at santonio@wcpss.net.

If you've moved, please provide an updated gas, electric, water bill, signed lease agreement, or bill of sale for house purchase. Contact Mrs. Antonio for an appointment.