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Durham Nockamixon Elementary School, December 2015


As we are now in the midst of the holiday season, it is a busy time of year for all of us. With the Thanksgiving Holiday just behind us there is still much to be grateful for here at Durham Nockamixon! As we look ahead in the coming weeks at concerts, festive celebrations and service projects, I would like to take a moment to share some of the highlights of November events.

As you know, last year we had our first Veteran's "Wall of Honor" which was very well received by our families. This year we expanded our celebration to include a breakfast, followed by classroom visits and an assembly tribute honoring our Veterans. The emotion and gratitude expressed by our Veteran's and their families was quite moving. This is a tradition which we would like to continue. Please enjoy the video clip below which highlights some of the event for you. Enjoy!

We are grateful to our parents for taking an active role in your child's education during parent/teacher report card conferences and your ongoing involvement in the happenings here at Durham Nockamixon.

Accompanying the close of the marking period, we held our quarterly school wide celebration of student accomplishments. This is always especially enjoyable since we pause to recognize the many kindnesses that our students extend to one another throughout the school. Our celebration also recognized students in each grade level who have met or exceeded goals in reading and/or math.

Wishing the best to you and your family this holiday season!

Marie Collie



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The following students were thrilled to have their names be the first drawn from the Positive Paw collection box which earned them a very special ride on the Fire Truck driven by Deputy Chief Keogh of the Ottsville Fire Department! These students earned a positive paw at some time during the month of November which is "Bully Prevention Month." Students earn positive paws for good citizenship and following school rules recognized by any member of the faculty or staff. Mrs. Collie, Mrs. Cianni and our school mascot "Spike" enjoyed our very first fire truck ride with students!

Logan Schadt

Uriel Villada Gutierrez

Logan Babula

Brandon Collazo

Many thanks to the Ottsville Fire Department and Deputy Chief Keogh for taking time from his busy schedule to provide this wonderful opportunity for our students!

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Many Thanks To Mrs. Mauger's 2nd Grade Class!

We are grateful to the students in Mrs. Mauger's class for coordinating our school wide Trick or Treat for UNICEF fundraising drive. Due to the efforts of our students and your generosity, Durham Nockamixon was able to donate over five hundred dollars to a worthy cause.
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The Giving Tree

The KIndness Counts Club has lit the "Giving Tree" which is located in the main office. If you are interested in participating, please have your child stop by and take an ornament from the tree. Items that could be donated...

* Paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, or tissues

* Kitchen items: wax paper or plasic baggies

* Toiletries: tooth paste, shampoo, bar soap, or baby wipes

* Warm Clothing: hats, gloves or mittens

Donations will benefit our local food pantry, helping families in our community, The Lord's Pantry. Collection items may be made through December 22nd. Thank you for your support!

Coordinated by Mrs. Dalton & Mrs. Dorward


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Durham Nockamixon’s After School Clubhouse Is Coming!

When: Wednesday’s February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:00PM

Grades K-5

Please click on the attached link to assist with this year's After School Clubhouse:


Housekeeping Update

* AM parent drop off begins at 8:45 AM each morning by the flag pole entrance. Please note their is no adult supervision until this time, therefore it is unsafe to drop students prior to the school start time for the day.

* If you plan to pick your child up at PM dismissal and are not on the "everyday" pick up list, please send in a note with your child or phone the school prior to 3:00, so that we can notify your child's teacher that he or she will not be taking the bus home for the day.

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AT A Glance...


7- Winter Concert Gr. 4-5 @ 2PM & 7PM

9- PTA Meeting @ 12:15 PM

14- Author Visit- Kathy Miller (Luncheon 11:45 - 12:45 & Assembly 2 PM)

16, 17, 18 – Santa Shop

21- Elementary Band & Orchestra Concert @ 7PM PHS

23- 10:30 AM Holiday Sing Along & Classroom Parties 2:15 PM


13- PTA Meeting @ 12:15 PM

18- No School - MLK Day

21- Spelling Bee @ 2:00

21- Math Night 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

25- Holiday/Turn Around Day

25-29 Great Kindness Challenge

29- Elementary Choral Fest All Star Sing- Upper Moreland High School 5th Grade Select

29- Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale/Assembly @ 9:30 AM