August 21, 2019

Dear Davis Hill Community,

Please see the update below. Many of the items enclosed are reminders.. with a few new items/ updates within.

Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at Open House!

Please join me in thanking our teachers, custodial staff, school nurse and of course Mr. Berthiaume and Mrs. Johnson for helping to get the building ready for tomorrow and next week!


Jay C. Norton, Principal

*Don't forget to read through the entire update... there are always more dates in the Upcoming Events Section. If you have any questions/ concerns- please don't hesitate to contact me/ the office.

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Please see the link below for information from the Grade 5 Team.

Link: Summer Reading Grade 5

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We will be holding our annual Open House on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:00am-11:00am and again at 5:00pm-6:00pm.

The Open House is designed to allow students and parents time to visit your child’s classroom and provide new students and families the time to walk through the school. During each Open House session (approximately 10:30 and 5:30), I will invite any new students and their families (as well as any kindergarten students and their families who may have missed our Kindergarten Orientation in June) to meet with me so that I may introduce myself, provide general information, and answer questions.

Due to all the work that is being done by teachers and custodians, the time frame for the Open House has to be kept to what is listed. Also, I ask that parents please let your children know that teachers are not present at the Open House and that the school is still being prepared for the first day. The meeting of their classroom teacher happens on the first day of school, not at the Open House. Additionally, not all rooms will look ready for the first day of school, as some rooms will be in the process of getting ready for the start of school.

I want to thank all of our staff for the work that they do in preparation for the Open House! We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of custodians and teachers!

NOTE: SCHOOL KIDZ School Supply Kits will be available for those who ordered during the Open House on Thursday.

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If you know that your child will require alternate transportation for next year, please fill out this form and mail/ scan it to the attention of Carolyn Holden at Central Office. She can be reached at carolyn_holden@wrsd.net.

Alternate Transportation Form


We have received a note from the bus company related to the importance of students only riding bus that they have been assigned. We have been asked to ensure that parents be mindful of bus capacity, some of the buses are already full and even a few 'extra' kids will stop the buses from moving. If requests come in via the alternate transportation form for a bus other than the one assigned to them before school starts we will try to accommodate. It is important that permission is received prior to expecting that your child will be allowed to ride an alternate bus.


One of the challenges during the first few days of school is making sure that there is a clear understanding of how students will be transported to and from the building. Subsequently, we take care in attempting to ensure that we have accurate information related to the transportation of our students. We do ask all families to print and complete the form attached HERE and return it to their teacher on the first day of school. Printed copies of these forms will also be available at Open House.

If the dismissal plan for your child will change after the first day, please make sure to write a note outlining the changes to your child’s classroom teacher. For example, if your child will be in parent pick up on first day but normally will ride bus #33, please communicate that to your child's teacher.

The more specific information we receive, the better we are able to address any transportation concerns.

If you have any questions/ concerns related to transportation, please feel free to contact our office at any time.

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If you are interested in volunteering in the library during the next school year, please e-mail us with your day/time preference and/ or your child(ren)'s name & grade for 2019-2020 school year. When the final school schedule is complete, we will provide additional information to those who have expressed interest.

Summer Reading:

Please see the following links for our Summer Reading for 2019.

Parent Letter

Reading Challenges

Log for Grades K-2

Log for Grades 3-5

Candice Prevosk - jaycan@charter.net

Laura Rosbach - lcrosbach@yahoo.com

Davis Hill Library Volunteers/Co-Coordinators

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WRSD SEPAC INFORMATION (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)

Welcome back to school! SEPAC would like to invite you to our first meeting and a Meet and Greet with the new Administrator of Special Education, Christine Smith. We would like to see everybody come out to meet the new director, meet new parents, and learn more about the role of SEPAC in the district and how we can help you.

Location: Central Office Curriculum Center

Dates: September 10th at 6pm and September 1th at 10am

Hope to see you there!

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Here are some key dates and links to keep handy.

CALENDAR FOR 2019-2020

SUPPLY LISTS (K-5) (Please note that individual teachers may have other items as well as the school year begins).

8/22: Kindergarten Play Date (9:30-10:00AM)

8/22: Davis Hill Open House* (10:00-11:00AM and 5:00-6:00PM).

8/22: New Student Orientation (During Open House at 10:30 and 5:30)

8/26: First Day of School for STAFF MEMBERS

8/27: First Day of School for STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-5.

8/27: Drop In Day for Kindergarten (See Link HERE For Kindergarten Update)

8/28: First Day of School for KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS.

9/2: Labor Day- No School for Students

9/4: Food Pantry Donation Day (Theme/ More Info TBA)

9/6: Ice Cream Social (Specific Time TBA)

9/12: Principal's Coffee/ Tea (6:00PM)

9/12: PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

9/27: Spaghetti Supper

10/6: Annual Dragon Dash

*Teachers are not present at the Open House. This is an opportunity for your child to walk the building and find their classroom before the first day of school.

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Holden Top Soccer

We have some parents who have had wonderful things to report regarding Top Soccer in Holden.
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