DRES Family Message

August 28, 2022

Message From Mrs. Sanchez

Good Evening DRES Family,

We have a busy week ahead of us and I hope to see most of you this week at our multiple activities we have going on.

Monday- August 29- PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm in the DRES Media Center

Tuesday- August 30- United Skates of America @6:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday- September 1- Open House/Curriculum Night- 1st-5th Grade

Friday- September 2- Early Release- Dismissal @ 1pm

See more information about these events below.

Please keep in mind that traditional calendar schools start tomorrow. Bus arrival times in the morning and afternoon will probably change some since the bus drivers will be back to running 3+ routes each morning and afternoon. Please be patient and know that we are happy to help you the best that we can at the school with transportation questions, however, we are not in control of any of the bus decisions or arrival times.

You can keep up with bus delays or cancellations using the same link that we have available to us at the school: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/1907

AM Changes or cancellations are typically posted by 6:30am.

PM Changes or cancellations are typically posted by 1:30pm.

You may want to keep this website handy or bookmark it so you can access it daily.

You can view previous 22-23 newsletters here: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/20157

Have a good evening,

Mrs. Sanchez, Principal

PTA Meeting & Parent School Compact Input Session

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting tomorrow, Monday, August 29 at 6:30pm in the DRES Media Center.

You will learn about upcoming events, school needs, ways you can support our students, and provide valuable feedback on our Home School Compact. We will have a Spanish interpreter.

United Skates of America DRES Skate Party

When: Tuesday, August 30 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Where; United Skates of America, 2901 Trawick Rd, Raleigh

$8 Admission

Skate, roller blade, and skate mate rental are separate from the admission price.

Show your school spirit! Roller skate, have fun and support your school! A portion of the admission will go directly back to the school.

Open House/Curriculum Night- 1st-5th Grade

Join us this Thursday evening for our Open House to learn about the curriculum, field trip plans, class activities, expectations, etc.

Since Kindergarten already went over all of this information with parents at their Meet The Teacher, this Open House event is for 1st Grade through 5th Grade.

Each teacher will hold two 40 minute sessions. This is not a floating event so please be here at the start of the sessions and plan to stay for the full session. If you have more than 2 children, determine which two teachers you will visit and reach out to the additional teachers to request a copy of their presentation or set up a conference with them.

Session #1 is from 4:30pm to 5:10pm

Session #2 is from 5:20pm to 6:00pm

While at the school, you can register to volunteer and join the PTA!

See you this Thursday!

Early Release- Friday, September 2

We will have our first of six Early Release Days this Friday, September 2. DRES will dismiss at 1:00pm. Starting at 1:30pm, all teachers will begin their professional development work so all carpoolers need to be picked up by 1:30pm.

The rest of the Early Release Days for the year for Track 4 are:

November 10

December 5

December 21

March 24

May 9

Dismissal is from 1:00-1:30pm.

Morning Arrival

Reminder that morning arrival starts at 8:00am.

Students should not be dropped off out front of the school until 8:00am. We do not have staff on duty until 8:00am.

Please wait in the carpool line to drop your children off rather than parking and walking them across the carpool lane. Carpool gets started right at 8:00am and moves quickly in the morning.

Quarter 1 Dates

Thursday Mornings- DRES Chorus for 4th & 5th Graders 7:15-8:00am

8-29-22- PTA Meeting 6:30pm- DRES Media Center

8-30-22- United Skates of America Spirit Night

9-1-22- Open House 4:30-6:00pm

9-2-22- Early Release- Dismissal 1:00-1:30pm

9-5-22- No School- Labor Day

9-6 to 9-16- Apex Fundraiser

9-17-22- School Grounds Clean Up Day 9am-12pm

9-26-22- PTA Meeting 6:30pm- DRES Media Center

9-30-22- Last Day of Quarter 1

10-3 to 10-24-22- Track Out

School Messenger

Do you have a School Messenger account so you don't miss important texts and emails from Wake County Public Schools and Durant Road Elementary?

Read more at this link: https://www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger

Did you change your phone number or move?

If so, please call the school at 919-870-4220 to give us your new phone number. You can also email it to Mrs. Antonio at santonio@wcpss.net.

If you've moved, please provide an updated gas, electric, water bill, signed lease agreement, or bill of sale for house purchase. Contact Mrs. Antonio for an appointment.