Davies Dragon Pride Newsletter
2/3 Marking Period 2 Report Cards Issued
2/14 and 2/15 Early dismissal (6-8)
2/14 Evening Parent Conferences
2/15 Afternoon Parent Conferences
2/16 Early dismissal (K-8)
2/17 Schools closed (Staff PD)
2/20 Schools closed (Presidents' Day)
3/3 Mid-Marking Period (6-8)
3/10 Interims issued (6-8)
3/16 Early Dismissal (K-8, Staff PD)
3/17 Schools Closed (K-8, Staff PD)
Students of the Month
Michael Giocobbe, Zaya McCoy, Kieralyn Edmunds, and Mya Ford (grade 7)
Danasha McNair, Mekhi Lewis, and Tess Petrongolo
Nevaeh Phillips, Matthew Vega, and Letishca Rodriguez
A.J. Farrell, Anthony Acosta Quintanilla, and Zachary Sandman
Ayden Adair, Katelin Haye, and Brennan Smith
Adaeze Esochaghi, Saloni Garg, and Rebecca Statile
Tween Tech 2017 at Stockton University!
Girls collaborate to build a strong structure with toothpicks and marshmallows.
Sarai Tunstall Wynn and Kelsie Ross soldering underwater flashlights.
photo courtesy of the Press of Atlantic City
Be sure to wish the Boys and Girls' Basketball teams good luck in the 35th Annual Basketball Tournament! The first round of games began Thursday, February 9th with both boys and girls' teams playing Absecon. Second round games will be Tuesday, February 14th or February 15th and the final games are on Thursday, February 16th. Go Dragons!
Track and Field
Six Davies students auditioned and were accepted into the South Jersey Junior High Band.
They will perform on Sunday, March 5th at the Fernwood Avenue School in Egg Harbor Township.
Our students will perform in the Green Band which will be under Mr. Seigel's baton. Please congratulate the following students: Justin Haye (8th) on tympani, Nathan Mangold (7th) on percussion, Grant Johnson (8th) on alto saxophone, Rachel Bustard (8th) on clarinet, Lexi Phommathep (8th) on clarinet, and Samantha Ky (6th) on clarinet. This is quite an accomplishment!
NJHS Pop Tab Collection
National Junior Honor Society
10 Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School
2. Visit the school and its website
3. Support homework expectations
4. Send your child to school ready to learn with a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast
5. Model and instill organization skills
6. Teach study skills and provide a distraction-free zone for studying
7. Know the Disciplinary and Bullying Policies
8. Get Involved in the PTO, chaperone dances, attend school board meetings. Be in the know!
9. Take attendance seriously
10. Stay connected - make time to talk to your child about school daily.
Healthy Tips for Healthy Living
- Make the one New Year’s resolution you keep be to drink more water. Water helps clear up your skin, fills you up, makes you happier, and gives you energy!
- Just Say NO to Corn Syrup! Avoid foods and drinks like sodas. They are high in calories and nutritionally empty.
- Don’t eat the same old bland beige food every day; try to eat from the rainbow at least three servings each day.
- Fruit juices and sports drinks contain ridiculous amounts of sugar--sometimes as much as soda. Some small bottles have two servings in each bottle, so take a look at the nutrition label and check out how many grams of sugar are included in each bottle.
- Do you want to be smarter, faster, and stronger? Think about what fuel you choose to put in your body. Junk food does nothing for you, and in the long term will make you weak, gain weight, and have poor memory.
- Here are some ideas on fun ways to exercise while we wait out the rest of winter: yoga, Just Dance (it’s free on Youtube!), walking back and forth 400 times in the mall, burpee challenges, ballet, jump roping, kickboxing, cleaning your room at top speed (okay, maybe that one’s not so fun…). Break up your routine and do something!
- Instead of buying candy for your loved ones, think of healthy ways to show your love: make a fresh strawberry smoothie, help with chores, buy a tiny plant.
- Grab some whole grains today! Some delicious whole grain foods include quinoa, farro, and brown rice, but also other yummy foods like bagels, cereal, pasta, tortillas, English muffins, crackers and bread. Just make sure they say whole grain or whole wheat! You’ll feel full much longer, too.
- Brrr.... it’s still cold outside! This week is a great time to have vegetable soup for dinner with some fresh whole grain rolls on the side.
Oakcrest Music Workshops (FREE!)
Did you order your copy yet? The Davies Yearbook is still on sale, however there are a few deadlines coming up. You have until March 10th to order at www.smart-pay.com and you have until March 3rd to personalize your book by adding icons or purchasing accessories. Starting on March 11th, sales will begin at Davies. The price of the book is $30 cash only. Stop by Room A108 during homeroom to place an order. You cannot add personalizations when sales at Davies begin. If you have any sales questions, you can email Mrs. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, keep in mind that we have sold out of books the last two years. Thank you for your continued support of the Davies Yearbook! #WeAreDavies