Doby's Bridge Elementary News

October 23, 2020

Principal's Message

Good Afternoon Doby's Bridge Families,

We are continuing to enjoy this beautiful fall weather. It's hard to believe that October is almost over. Thank you to all of our FMVA families who helped to continue our success with this year's Booster fundraiser. Our school community raised over $35,000 to help with outdoor classroom enhancements, sensory hallways, and campus beautification. We loved seeing our virtual students participate in their virtual Dance Party today! Please see below for information regarding:

  • Veterans Day Reminder
  • Student Picture Make-up Day
  • School Spirit Week
  • Morning Arrival Reminder
  • PTO Update

As always, if I can be of any assistance to you or if you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Building the Bridge Together,

Amanda Kubbs


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Last Day to Sign Up!

Veterans Day Reverse Parade

While this year looks very different and we are unable to invite families to school for a Veteran's Day breakfast, the staff and students at Doby's Bridge Elementary School want to celebrate and honor our veterans with a reverse parade!

Veteran family members will be able to drive along the car-rider line loop at Doby’s Bridge while their DBES student waves a flag and/or holds a poster honoring their veteran. Students will be spaced 6 feet apart and wear their masks to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Students with siblings will be able to stand together as a family unit. Each grade level will also be creating banners to be visible along the fence as families enter the parade, so that all students have the opportunity to contribute to the celebration and celebrate those family members who are unable to attend. Staff members will be taking photos and recording the event to share with DBES families. We will share some of these moments on social media.

In order for students to participate in the parade- they must have a veteran who will be attending the parade. Please fill out the below Google Form if your child(ren) has a veteran family member who would be able to participate in this reverse parade on Wednesday, November 11th. This opportunity is open to our FMVA students as well. We will share additional details with all participants as the event gets closer.

This form is due TODAY: (link should be working)

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Student Picture Make Up Day

Make Up Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 29th for Face to Face Students and Virtual Students.

  • Face to Face students that need a retake, or were not at DBES September 9th and 10th will have their picture taken during the morning.
  • FMVA students (this includes students who have DBES as their homeschool but may have a teacher located at another school) need to schedule a time between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM with this link:
  • All students should have their photo taken at least once as these will be in the yearbook.
  • No form or pre-payment is needed, all students who have their picture taken will receive a proof and the opportunity to order once received.

It’s not too late to order your 2020 Fall school portraits.

Simply click the link below and enter the access key provided on your proof.

Thank you!

Classic Photography & Imaging


(800)869-9515 x112

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Join us for Spirit Week!

Our Fifth Grade Student Ambassadors have scheduled a Spirit Week for all students next week. Here are the daily themes:

  • Monday (10/26)- Sports Day (wear your favorite team jersey or shirt)
  • Tuesday(10/27)- Pajama Day
  • Wednesday(10/28)- Time Traveler Day(dress from a different era, go back in time, or to the future!)
  • Thursday(10/29)- School Spirit Day(show your school spirit by wearing school colors)
  • Friday (10/30)- Book Character Day- Dress Up as Your Favorite Book Character

In years past, we've held an annual book character parade. This year, due to social distancing and safety protocols, we will not be having a school-wide parade.

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Student Drop Off

Please do not allow students to exit their cars before 7:05 in the morning. Our staff doesn't report to duty until 7:05 so if they are getting out of their cars before 7:05, they are not being supervised. Please help keep our students safe!

PTO Updates

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Who’s ready for our annual Book Fair?

📚This year the Book Fair will be online only from November 9-23📚 Proceeds will benefit DBES. More details to follow next week!

Return to School Plan

Please click the link below to access Fort Mill School District's Return to School Plan. This link will provide up to date district information regarding in-person learning as well as information for the Fort Mill Virtual Academy.
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