The Bear Necessities

Danville CSD Elementary Newsletter, August 30, 2021

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Back to School...

We had a great first week of school! There were lots of big smiles and happy kids that entered the building each morning. Although kids often claim they're "not ready to go back to school", it seemed as though the vast majority of our students were glad to be back at Danville Elementary!


We finished the week with our 2021 PBIS Kickoff. On Friday, students rotated through several stations, learning all about the B.E.A.R. Expectations. Members of the elementary staff helped the students learn about the expectations in the cafeteria, at assemblies and recess, in the hallways, restrooms, while using technology, and while on the bus. We finished the day with an all-school assembly. Several lucky students were chosen from the BEAR jar to participate in a Hula Hoop Contest. Students got to meet Blaze the Bear and watch members of the staff showing off their best dance moves. It was a fabulous way to wrap up our first week!

Important Info!

*There are some slight changes to the school day hours this year. The elementary school day begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m.

*At Dismissal time, pick up students will begin loading at 3:10 pm. We ask that parents keep the parent pick up line moving as quickly as possible. If you are picking up a Junior High or High School student, in addition to an elementary student, please park in a parking spot instead of driving through the pick up line. The drive-thru pick up line is for parents of elementary students only.

*Both breakfast and lunch meals will be FREE again this school year for all Danville students. However, "seconds" will be charged to a student's lunch account as normal.

*At this time, we are limiting visitors in the building during the school day.

*Don't forget to check the Danville CSD Facebook page for school updates. We often post pictures and updates about what is happening at Danville Elementary. Check us out and give us a "LIKE" on our account.

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Upcoming Dates:

Important dates coming up at Danville Elementary:


*Monday, August 30th - Friday, September 10th - Danville Elementary Fall FAST Testing

*Monday, September 6th - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

*Monday, September 13th - Danville CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. 21st Century Room

*Wednesday, September 15th - Early Out Wednesdays Begin

*Tuesday, September 21st - Elementary School Picture Day!

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Bear Tracks

Bear Tracks is a feature of the Bear Necessities Newsletter that highlights some of the great things going on at Danville Elementary.


This week we will start with pictures from Mrs. Beckman's 2nd Grade Classroom. The class read the children's book "Officer Buckle and Gloria". On Friday morning, the class had a special visit from our School Resource Officer Corey Whitaker. Officer Whitaker brought the students special deputy stickers and spoke about how he helps keep our school safe. The kids especially enjoyed "Donuts with Deputy Whitaker". Check out the pictures below!

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Check This Out...

Great advice for how to get your children to talk about their day!
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Danville Elementary Picture Day is Tuesday, September 21st....Mark Your Calendar!

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Coming Soon...

Don't miss our weekly Bear Necessities Video Vlog on Friday afternoons. We interview students from different grade levels each week and highlight some of the activities and subject areas they're covering in their classrooms. Check it out this Friday, September 3rd!