Del Norte Elementary School

Principal's Newsletter - Monday, January 21, 2019

Reading At Home


Reading with your child each night is so important. All elementary students should bring a book home each evening to read. We recommend that each child read at least 20 minutes each evening. This will make a huge difference in their reading ability.

Some ways to incorporate reading at home:

1. Listen to your child read a book that is at their level.

2. Read books to your child.

3. Have older siblings listen to younger siblings read and vice versa.


Students also have a notebook of poems to read from each night. Many of these are silly poems. See how many people your child can read the poems to. Be silly and have them read them in different voices.

Where Can We Get Books?

1. Book Orders - Many of the teachers send home book orders. Often times there are books for as little as $1.00 in these.

2. Visit our local libraries to check out some books

Del Norte Public Library

Hours or Operation:

Monday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

First Saturday of every month: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

South Fork Public Library

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday & Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

3. Apps on devices (Epic, iBooks, Kindle)

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Reading in Mr. Burr's class.

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Clay made in 3rd Grade art.

Requests from the Nurse

Ms. Julie, our school nurse has a couple of requests.

1. An Extra Set of Clothes

Ms. Julie has asked that elementary students pack an extra set of clothes in case they need to change during the day. Sometimes students get wet on the playground, spill in the cafeteria, get sick, or have an accident. Having some extra clothes makes these situations easier.

2. Water Bottle

Please make sure your child has a water bottle at school each day and that they are sanitized on a regular basis.

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6th graders getting ready to add crickets, pill bugs, snails and mosquito fish to their terrariums in Mr. Sanchez's science class.

Author's Chair in Mrs. Gallegos' 2nd Grade.

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Writing in Mrs. Burr's 2nd Grade Class.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Science Fair Club Meeting – 4:30 pm – Elementary Commons

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ski forms due by noon for the February 8th trip

Sweet & Sour Day

School Board Meeting - 5:00 pm - Mini Gym

Friday, January 25, 2019

Ski Day

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Science Fair Club Meeting – 4:30 pm – Elementary Commons

Friday, February 8, 2019

Ski Day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Science Fair Club Meeting – 4:30 pm – Elementary Commons

Friday, February 22, 2019

Parent Teacher Meetings

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sweet & Sour Day

Friday, March 1, 2019

Science Fair

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Searching for some inspiration in 1st grade art class.

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4th graders practicing their speech about Colorado.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~ Joseph Addison