Disney Celebration Digest 2022-23

November 7, 2022

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Notes from Dr. Elliott

Dear Disney Families,

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving Break? Time flies when we are learning and having fun! The last couple of weeks, we have enjoyed another Rally and our first Neighborhood Block Party. Thank you Jen Gifford and her merry party of parent volunteers in making our first Block Party a fun event for all.


As we begin the holiday season of thankfulness, I wanted to take the time to say thank you for your support, your patience, your feedback, your positivity and your willingness to be "curious, not judgmental" in our time here at Disney. This phrase has become a very big part of my focus here at Disney. It becomes such an important phrase when we are trying to understand and work in partnership with others. For example, behavior is communication. Instead of judging a child's action/reaction to a moment, we as adults and practice the act of curiosity. We can take the time to try to learn the reason behind the behavior and try to help the child through it. In addition, a child can also learn this skill. Instead of saying, "this is too hard" or "I don't think they like me", they might take a moment to ask questions. They too can learn this skill with the help of an adult. I encourage you to take the time to "be curious" alongside your child. It is an amazing conversation!


Safety Reminders for Arrival & Dismissal

  • Please have your yellow tag readily available.
  • Please adhere to the speed limit.
  • In morning drop off, please one lane for drop off and the other lane for exiting the premises. Avoid driving down the drop off lane, if your child has already exited the vehicle

Picture Retakes

DISNEY ELEMENTARY

Absentee/Retake Day Picture Day is:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Wagner Portrait Group will be at school to photograph any students who were absent on the initial picture day or any student that needs his/her picture retaken.

If you are having a picture taken as a RETAKE, please make sure your student returns their package in its entirety, including the package insert sheet, to the photographer on retake day.
(Feel free to attach a note to describe what you’d like us to do differently.)

FOR ABSENTEE STUDENTS-


https://bit.ly/3TWxtvz

www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com

Online Pre-Order Password: 4A9U9V6T

Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 314-567-5900

Thank you for your help to prepare for a great picture day! We appreciate you!

Future Scheduled Neighborhood Block Party Volunteers

Wanting to volunteer? Please reach out to lmelliott@spsmail.org if you are interested in planning our next Neighborhood Block Party. The scheduled quarterly dates are:

2nd quarter- January 12

3rd quarter- March 23

4th quarter- May 18


Interested in Volunteering as a Guest Reader?

Please see the link below to sign up for open spots for our Guest Readers during our monthly Drop Everything and Read dates. We cannot guarantee "requested" read alouds to a specific teacher's class. ALL students enjoy a good book!

DEAR Storytime



In this edition, you will find:


  • Citizen of the Month & MAD Skills Recognition
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Upcoming Events for Your Calendar



Your partner in education,

Dr. Lori Elliott

Disney Principal

lmelliott@spsmail.org

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Upcoming Events

November

Nov. 8 PTA Meeting @ 7pm

Nov. 10 1st Grade Rehearsal 1:30; 1st Grade Performance 7pm

Nov. 11 Veterans' Day

Nov. 15-Dec. 14 Disney Art Display @ Brentwood Libary

Nov. 16 Disney Picture RETAKE DAY

Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Break-NO SCHOOL

Nov. 30 DEAR Reading Day 1st/5th grade Guest Readers

Mrs. Gott's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Moore's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Walker's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Williamson's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Brown's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Graffi's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Kennedy's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Snider's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Biellier's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Breshears' Rally Recognition

Mrs. Clearwater's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Lehman's Rally Recognition

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Mrs. Blakey's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Hughes' Rally Recognition

Ms. Saxton's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Schmitz' Rally Recognition

Mrs. Adams' Rally Recognition

Ms. Hanson's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Hoffman's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Oliver's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Fogle's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Gentry's Rally Recognition

Mrs. Graves' Rally Recognition

Mrs. Langford's Rally Recognition