Dolphin Splash Updates!
Good afternoon Davis Drive Elementary families,
I'm proud to announce that our school is in the WRAL Viewers Choice Awards finals! We also have two staff who made it to the finals: Ms. Potts and myself. Please take the time to vote and pass the link along to any of your friends and family. You can only vote once per email (this is different than the nominations). There are only two more weeks to vote- tell your friends!
Vote WRAL Awards here!
Congratulations to our 23-24 DDE Teacher of the year Ms.Roda and our Instructional Assistant of the year Ms. Pinkus! 🎉
As part of our continual School Improvement Process, students in grades 3-5 will be taking the WCPSS student survey. If you are interested in the questions it asks please click HERE Perception data that surveys like this give us student's perspectives on how they view school and learning. If you do not wish your child to take this survey (this week starting on Nov 9th and again at the end of the year) please email Ms. Fair email@example.com
Please remember that the student's will not be at school on Tuesday November 7th in observation of Election Day and Friday November 10th in observation of Veteran's Day.
Fitness Testing Davis Drive Elementary 23 - 24
Fitness testing is for 3rd - 5th grade students only. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please only sign up for one slot during the same time (different times or days would be great). The classroom teacher's name is under location on the sign up.
Volunteer at the Book Fair.
Book Fair Volunteers
Thank you for volunteering to help with our DDE Scholastic Book Fair! Our calendar of events is as follows: 11/9: Morning set up and afternoon Teacher Preview 11/13: Class previews during school day 11/14: Class previews during school day and "Family Night" 4-8pm 11/15: Class shopping during school day 11/16: Class shopping during school day 11/17: Morning take down *In order to run a register and handle money, you must be a member of the PTA.* Thank you!
Volunteer to Compost.
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Front Office Tips, Tricks & Tasks
Change of Transportation Policy
Report transportation changes by 1:15pm on the day of the change by calling the Front Office at (919) 387-2130. Do not send a Talking Points message or email to your child’s classroom teacher to report a transportation change.
Early Dismissal Policy
Students who need to be picked up early from school must be checked out by 1:30pm. Please send a Talking Points message or email to your child’s teacher to alert them of the early dismissal plan.
Chess Program - Second Quarter - Register Today!
Hello DDE families!
DDE's 2nd quarter (Q2) Chess Program starts next Wednesday afternoon, November 8!
When: 2:30-3:40pm Wednesdays
Dates: November 8-January 17
Where: Art Room and STEM Room (directly across the hall)
Pickup: Art Room's outside door, next to Main Office and carpool along Patricia Andrews Circle
We are looking forward to studying and playing chess with your children!
Main DDE chess program link:
Please follow us on on our new Facebook page!
We are looking forward to a fun chess Q2 at DDE!
Thanks and best regards,
Coach Jonathan Schroer
Cultural Arts Assembly - Ramya S. Kapadia (Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, instructor and a Carnatic vocalist)
Our school will host Ramya S. Kapadia for performances through the county wide Artists in Schools program. Ramya is a Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, instructor and a Carnatic vocalist (South Indian classical dance & music forms). As a former medical physicist and neuroscientist, Ramya is constantly seeking ways to merge the arts and the sciences. She has taught master classes to students across the globe over the last 10 years. Through her school Natyarpana, she shares the rich traditions of Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam with the youth of the Triangle Area.
Ramya will be on our school campus November 9th to share “Bharatanatyam: Expression Through Movement and Mime.” Through a lecture-demonstration type performance, DDE students will be introduced to specialized hand gestures coupled with body language through which geometrical and abstract shapes are created in space, which, when related to their surroundings, help weave stories rich in life lessons. The stories are created entirely through mime, without using props. The practice of abhinaya teaches us to observe the world around us – to pay close attention to the nature of all beings and therefore to become more empathetic.
Please join me in recognizing this program is supported by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County in collaboration with our PTA.
Cultural Arts Representative
We sell pencils, erasers, notepads, folders and other fun items!
Please bring cash only - all items are under $3.
Visit the Dolphin Depot each Friday in October from 7:15-7:40am.
(October: 6th 13th 20th and 27th from 7:15-7:40am)