Doby's Bridge Elementary News
October 5, 2021
Our teachers look forward to beginning conferences with you about your child(ren) in the upcoming weeks. Teachers will be in touch soon regarding scheduling a time to talk with you about your child(ren)'s strengths and opportunities for growth. A healthy partnership between the parent, teacher, and student can make all the difference in the trajectory of a child's life. "Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly” anonymous.
As always, if I can ever be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Building the Bridge Together,
Mabel visits Rasheed
First graders get a visit from Mabel during Phonics.
Second graders work get creative with decomposing numbers.
Goal setting is an important part of our literacy instruction.
NEWS FROM THE BRIDGE
Monday, October 18th is a Teacher Workday and there is no school for students.
Tuesday, October 20- WEAR ORANGE
Morning drop-off begins at 7:05. Please make every effort to make sure your child is in the building by 7:35. We often have little to no waiting in our car line from 7:10-7:20.
We are excited to be celebrating Unity Day on October 20th. Unity Day occurs during National Bullying Prevention Month in October. As part of our schools mission to be inclusive of all students, we encourage everyone to wear Orange. We wear orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. The days prior to Unity day students will be discussing the No Place For Hate pledge and what that looks like in the classroom, on the playground, and at home/in the community.
Inclusive Survey for Families
This year, teachers will use a tool to measure important life skills that help students grow and succeed throughout their school years, and beyond. These skills are known as social and emotional skills and include things like taking responsibility for one’s actions, persisting at challenging tasks, and working well with others. The tool, called the DESSA, is not a test that is administered to students. Instead, it is a series of questions classroom teachers will answer for each student. Similar to universal academic screening, the purpose of the DESSA is to help identify which skills students have already learned and which skills they might still need to develop. Your child’s initial results will be shared with you during the fall parent/teacher conference. If you would like to learn more, please visit Aperture's Parent Portal, or click here to learn how these skills are connected to the Profile of SC Graduate.
Special Recognition for two Dragons!
FMSD Covid Information
SAVE THE DATE - Scholastic Book Fair
Starting October 20-27, students will have the opportunity to shop the book fair during school hours with their classroom. Book fairs are vital in helping us raise necessary funds to keep our school thriving, so your support is greatly appreciated
All Book Fair purchases will require an eWallet account to be set up prior to shopping. Also look for your teacher’s eWallet accounts and help build their classroom libraries by making a donation. Get started today setting up those eWallets at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dobysbridgeelemschool