Dutch Fork Elementary

Academy of Environmental Sciences - Week of April 4/11/16 -

DFES Beliefs

  • We believe all people deserve to feel safe, valued, and loved.

  • We believe all children are naturally curious about the world around them.

  • We believe learning is a social process.

  • We believe inquiry fosters an environment of noticing and questioning.

  • We believe in learning from multiple perspectives.

  • We believe in learning from authentic primary and secondary sources.

  • We believe in encouraging learners to take risks.

  • We believe reflection should lead to change and growth.

  • We believe learning should lead to social action.

  • We believe our actions should be aligned with our beliefs.

DFES Academic Goals 2015-2016

  • By the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year 65% of 2nd - 5th graders will have met or exceeding their spring MAP reading growth goals.

  • By the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year homeroom teachers will have received a minimum of 10 hours of environmental science professional development to build teacher capacity and to support magnet theme integration.

4K/5K Tag of Honor Cermony

Monday, April 11th, 8:15-9:15am

Mini Theater

We look forward to honoring our 4 and 5 year olds tomorrow. We ask that rear parking be utilized to accommodate our visitors.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Curricular Conversations with Heidi Mills

Tuesday, April 12th, 8:15am-2:15pm

Sally Somerall's space

Looking forward to our discussions Tuesday. Please see previous email regarding scheduling details.

We will meet at 3:15 in the cafeteria.

School Improvement Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 13th, 6-7:30pm

DFES Conference Room

Early Release Day

Thursday, April 14th, 7:45-11:45am


DFES Spirit Night @ Chuck E. Cheese's

Thursday, April 14th, 4-6pm

1775 Burning Tree Drive

Columbia, SC

Birthday Celebrations

  • 4/13 S. Lane
  • 4/14 L. Wilcox

We develop students who care about the world we live in and express critical thinking through natural curiosity and wonder.

Where Wonders Grow!