DAVIS HILL COMMUNITY UPDATE

December 2, 2019

Dear Davis Hill Community,


I hope that everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving Break. Looks like we'll have to keep an eye on the weather for Monday... SNOW! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!


Kindly,

Jay C. Norton, Principal


*Don't forget to read through the entire update... there are always more dates in the Upcoming Events Section. If you have any questions/ concerns- please don't hesitate to contact me/ the office.

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Food Pantry Donation Day (Wednesday, December 4th)

Hello, Davis Hill families! We are excited to continue our Davis Hill tradition of supporting the Wachusett Food Pantry and helping our neighbors who might need an extra bag or two of groceries to get by. Your monthly generosity makes a HUGE difference! Davis Hill is one of the largest contributors to our local food pantry! (see www.wachusettfoodpantry.org for more information). The 'suggestions' on this list are JUST THAT-- suggestions. We happily will take any non-perishable, non-expired items. Collections are held the first Wednesday of each month from 8:45-9:00 am. (A bin will remain in the lobby until Thursday for students who many have forgotten their donations that day.)


Dressing up is optional and should always honor the school’s dress code policy in regards to modesty and safety.


THEME FOR THE MONTH: SUPER HERO DAY!

SUGGESTIONS: Boxed desserts, cake/cookie mixes, brownies, Holiday sides.

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PTA School Store (Friday, December 6)

The School Store will be open again on Friday December 6, 2019. Please see below pictures for an idea of the type of items available. Thank you!
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Spell-A-Thon Fundraiser

On Friday November 22nd we held our Annual PTA Spell-A-Thon Kickoff Rally. 5th Grade Student Council members led the Rally and did an amazing job! Please see the links below for information on the Fundraiser. Donations this year will divided between the grade levels to support the purchase of technology and/ or science materials.


*Hard copies of the information should have come home with students last week. Thank you!

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GIVING TREE/ FAMILY IN NEED

The Davis Hill Community is one of the most generous and giving environments I have ever had the fortune of being around. This year, as in past years, I have heard from staff and community members who are wondering if there are ways that they can help out any families in need. If you are in need this holiday season, I am asking for you to please email me directly the following information. The information and request will remain anonymous.


1. Number of children you are seeking assistance for.

2. Gender

3. Sizes

4. Items of Need and/ or Items of Interest


Please send any requests by December 2nd. Thank you.

Garden Update

Please see link below for an update on the Davis Hill Community Garden.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

SEE FLYER BELOW (SKI SWAP)
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RECESS/ COLD WEATHER/ CLOTHES LABELING

Please remember that we try to get the kids out for recess every day when the temperature is 20 degrees or above (We factor in wind chill and other safety precautions as well). This is true also if there is a slight drizzle/ mist. Please ensure that students are properly attired for the weather conditions.


In addition, we have a Lost and Found that fills up very quickly. We have a number of items that go unclaimed. Please make sure to label items whenever possible. This includes jackets/ sweatshirts/ water bottles/ lunch boxes/ hats/ gloves/ etc. Items that are labeled have a much greater percentage of being returned than those that are not.


Thank you!

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Health Office Information- Flu and Lice

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Here are some key dates and links to keep handy.


CALENDAR FOR 2019-2020


12/4: Food Pantry Donation Day (Link For Theme)

12/7: School Store Open

12/7: Ski Swap (See Flyer Above)

12/12: Holiday Fair

12/18: Winter Concert (Specific Time TBA)

12/23: Winter Break Begins


*Please make note of all half-days (12:20 dismissal time) for the year in calendar (1/30, 3/12, 5/22 and the last day of school).

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

ITEMS POSTED ARE NOT AFFILIATED/ ENDORSED BY DAVIS HILL OR WRSD BUT PROVIDED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE/ INFORMATION.

SKI CLUB

Hello,

My name is Christine Anderson & I will be the new coordinator for the Davis Hill Ski Club. Thank you Kerrie & Jeanne for all you have done to make this club happen.


Here are the details for this coming season.

Ski Club spans 6 weeks starting Saturday, January 4th from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm.


Below are the prices which are effective until Dec 4, 2019. After that date, the season pass prices go up $100 (except the Jr. Bronze) and the lift badges increase by $20.



6 week lift badge (Sat Nights only) $146

Lessons - $64 for 6 one hour lessons


Gold pass-$579

Silver pass-$339

Bronze pass-$279

Jr. Bronze-$269


There is also discounted ski, snowboard and helmet rentals available.


Please Note: You can also purchase discounted guest passes for $35.00. Please also note, in addition to the price change, the Mountain has had a recent change in policy. Guest passes need to be confirmed via e-mail by Friday 7:00 pm. I would need to have a check made out to Wachusett Mountain no later than 12:00 pm on Saturday.


To register go to https://www.wachusett.com/Tickets-Passes/Groups/School-Groups.aspx and use the code DAVH. There is a place where a bus is mentioned. There is no bus offered for this program. The student/family are responsible for their own transportation to/from the mountain. For more information please see attachment below.


This has always been a fantastic Davis Hill Community building event where the kids and even the adults meet with friends both old and new.


Hopefully that covers everything. Please feel free to share this email and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.


See you on the Mountain!


Christine


https://www.wachusett.com/getattachment/Tickets-Passes/Groups/School-Groups/Student-Coordinator-Center/19StudentProgram-68weekFINAL.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

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