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Mark Your Calendar!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events at Dorr Elementary!

April 23rd: Progress Reports Posted

Apr 28th: PTO Meeting 7pm

May 10-28th: NWEA TESTING

May 11th: Dentist R Us



Principal Connection - A Note From Mrs. Seniura:

Dorr Families,

As we wind down this very unusual year, we are planning to CELEBRATE!! Our students and families have been resilient. Some events may not look exactly the same, however we want to offer students some year end activities we are accustomed to, including field day, 3rd grade lock in, and preschool year end celebration. During all year end activities, parents will celebrate from afar through ZOOM, pictures and video as we still are not able to have parents join us. Students will follow all our health and safety guidelines.

An additional celebration: ALL students at Dorr Elementary will have the opportunity to get 8 free books this summer through a grant funded program called Kids Read Now. Mr. Augustin has been busy meeting with students to pick out books. Further information will be in your child’s go home folder and through IC.

Thank you for your continued support through this year,

Mrs. Seniura

Important Reminder To Parents

As you have seen in our recent communication, Dorr Elementary has had some cases of COVID 19. In an effort to promote health and safety in our community, please wear a mask and respect social distancing while waiting in the pick up line at the end of the day. If you forget your mask we ask that you wait in your car until the line subsides and then walk to the door.

Your efforts to help curb the spread of COVID 19 is greatly appreciated,

Mr. Augustin Answers Your Tough Questions

This week's question is: What is the Dorr Daily Roar Award?

At Dorr Elementary students are reminded of and practice our 3B’s daily: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. I am excited to announce a new daily award titled Dorr’s Daily Roar. Teachers and staff members nominate students that go above and beyond to model what it looks and sounds like to be respectful, responsible, and safe. After nominations, one to two students are selected as the recipient of the award. The students come down to the office to receive their certificate, a positive call home is made to share the wonderful comments that teachers/staff included in the nomination, and students receive a small gift from the office.

Congratulations to the students below for being our Dorr Daily Roar Award Winners!

* Not pictured: Kaelynn Gortsema

Student Of The Month - Perseverance

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Mrs. Sides Spotlight

Springtime has seen us finishing up our unit on empathy. We've talked about how empathy is understanding how others feel. Lessons have focused on:

- compassion

- confidence

- anger

- conflicting feelings

- same or different feelings

- predicting feelings

- accepting differences

- accidents

- caring and helping

We will begin our next unit with the focus being emotional management - what to do with our big feelings.

I am excited to have been able to be in all classrooms to teach these important social skills. I look forward to continuing next year!

Mrs. Side

National Student Leadership Week

This week is National Student Leadership Week. Student Council plays an important role in decisions made for students. They also work hard throughout the year to give back to the community. Our school is proud to have a wonderful student council who work hard to make Dorr Elementary the best place to be!

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Mrs. Zondervan, Colton Sipkema, Elliott Nienhuis, Frankie Hatch and Zoey Snyder

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Progress Reports Posting - Check Your Parent Portal!

Progress Reports will be available to view on your Parent Portal after 4pm on Friday, April 23rd. Follow the graphic below to check your childs progress!
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Dentist R Us Is Coming To Dorr Elementary!

The Dentist Will See You Now!

Dentist R Us is coming to our school! Dentist R Us is a program offered to any student at Dorr Elementary. Licensed Dentists and Hygienists will be available to see students to perform comprehensive dental exams, dental cleanings, and fluoride treatments. Each student that participates will receive a free toothbrush and will be provided with an oral health report from their visit. If you would like your child to be seen, please fill out the blue form and return to your child's teacher.

*Please Note: Children who have had a dental cleaning in the last 6 months ARE NOT eligible for this service.

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Dorr Elementary To Host Cereal Drive

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Community Education

Wayland Community Education offers enrichment and recreational activities for youth, adults and senior citizens. For current class listings, please visit our webstore at and click on "Community Education." We hope you try one of our classes and appreciate you choosing Wayland Community Education.

Check out some of the fun activities offered below!

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