Doby's Bridge Elementary News

May 6, 2022

Principal's Message

We've had such a fun week of learning at the Bridge! Please see this week's newsletter for information regarding:


  • Snapshot of the Week
  • Classes of the Week
  • Student Input for Class Placement next Year
  • Yearbook
  • Final Report Cards
  • Moving Away?
  • Girls on the Run
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Student Opportunities
  • PTO Information


As always, please reach out if I can be of any assistance to you and your family!


Building the Bridge Together,

Mandy Kubbs

Principal

Snap Shot of the Week

Thanks to our PTO and families, our outdoor classroom is ready for use! A sunshade will be installed over the summer as well as beautifying the area surrounding the concrete. We are so thankful to have this extra outdoor space to use! Thank you families!
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Classes of the Week

Each week our Related Arts, Custodians, Office Staff and other Non-Homeroom teachers, select two classes of the week. These classes are chosen for their cooperation, positive attitudes, and willingness to help others. The chosen classes receive extra recess, a certificate, and a banner flag that hangs outside of their classrooms.

Student Placement- Parent Input- 2022-2023 School Year

As we near the end of this school year, we are already in the planning stages for next school year. One of the most important parts in our planning efforts over the summer is student and class placement. Every year as we begin the student placement process for the upcoming school year, we seek parent input if you wish to provide it. Parent input is used to help us best determine the type of teacher that you think best serves your student's needs. It's is important to remember that families can't request a specific teacher. Please see the link below to access our google form to provide your input.


https://forms.gle/kKe35BZ37275V39t5

Forgot to Order a Yearbook?

Did you forget to order a yearbook? You are in luck—we ordered some extras! Please email Sara McCart at mccarts@fortmillschools.org if you would like a Soft Cover ($30) or Hard Cover ($35) along with your student’s first and last name and quantity desired. If you have funds in your student’s lunch account that you would like to go toward the cost of the yearbook, please indicate that in your email. We will sell these on a first come-first served basis! Can’t remember if your ordered one? Log into Pay Fees and click on “Paid” to see if you purchased one.

FINAL REPORT CARDS

Final Report cards will be published to Paren tPortal Friday, May 27th around noon. Please use this link from a computer as this function will not work from the cell phone app: https://fortmill.powerschool.com/public/home.html. Choose your student and then select Student Reports. This is a great time to print that last report card that many sports groups might request!

MOVING and/or NOT RETURNING TO FMSD

If your family is moving or not returning to the Fort Mill School District for the next school year, please reach out to our PowerSchool Data Manager Michelle England at englandm@fortmillschools.org . This step is essential to our planning for next year and we appreciate your help in updating our records.

Girls on the Run

The Girls on the Run program was back this Spring at Doby's Bridge and our team will end their season this Saturday, May 7th by completing a 5K in Downtown Rock Hill! This team of Dragons worked very hard all season and they have each gotten stronger and they are ready to take on this challenge!


In addition to their running lessons, they completed a Community Impact Project in which they made cards to send to military service members all over the world through amillionthanks.org. They also made bracelets and a poster to share with Military members right here in our community.


If you would like to head on out and cheer on our team, please see the race route included here. It begins at 8:00 am on Saturday in Fountain Park in Rock Hill and they would love to see some Dragon Families/Staff out there cheering them
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Mental Health Awareness Month

Next Friday, May 13 our school will help recognize the importance of mental health. We are encouraging our students and staff to wear green! If you'd like more information about mental health and/or mental health advocacy, please see the graphics below with QR codes.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Field Day Volunteers

Parents, Please mark your calendars for FIELD DAY May 23 & 24. Here is the link to the sign-up genius for FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS! Since we are able to return to a more traditional field day, parent volunteers are essential! If you are able and willing to volunteer, you will have the choice of volunteering for a half and/or full day. Please email PE Teacher Kyle Liebler if you have any additional questions lieblerk@fortmillschools.org. Please note, only parents who are “volunteers” will be able to attend Field Day.

Volunteers During the School Day for Copies, Laminating, Poster Making, etc....

We are excited to continue welcoming volunteers back into our building to help our teachers. Your service and help is invaluable to them! Please know that you will be volunteering for all of our teachers, not just your child’s teacher. In order to volunteer to help with making copies, laminating, etc...please use the sign-up genius link below. In the event our teachers need volunteers for a specific classroom request, they will reach out to their individual families. This volunteer opportunity is to help ALL of our teachers.


Please see the link below if you are interested in volunteering in our school!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084ba4a82ca4fd0-dbes

Student Opportunities

South Carolina Family Code Night

All South Carolina families with children in K-5th grade are able to participate in the SC Family Code Night. Please see the flyer below for additional details.
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Summer Exploration Camp at PKMS

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Summer Reading & Writing Skills Opportunity

See the link below to download a PDF regarding various grade level programs available through Clemson University.
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PTO NEWS & INFORMATION

One Last Hoorah!

As the end of the year approaches, many families are looking for ways to thank our staff members one last time.


For a list of staff members' favorite things, please visit the following link: www.dbespto.org/favoritethings


Would you like to help the PTO sponsor lunch for a staff member at their End of Year Party? Please visit the following link for more details: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0444A5AB2EA1F49-dbes12

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1st Day School Supplies is stocked up and ready to start taking orders for next school year’s student supplies. With the world still recovering from the pandemic and supply chain issues still being a thing, this is you’re best bet to make sure your children get what they need for the next school year. ☑️

👉🏼Ordering is now live at https://1stday.sale/1178358

⭕️Deadline to order is July 1st⭕️

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FMSD Covid Information

Please see the link below to visit the district's Covid Information site: https://www.fortmillschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=56784&pageId=8383578. This site contains information regarding reporting, our return to school plan, and a quick reference sheet.