Davis Elementary Communication

Thursday, March 24, 2016


March 25 Good Friday Holiday- No School

March 29 (Tuesday) 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test and 5th Grade STAAR Math Test

March 30 (Wednesday) 5th Grade STAAR Reading Test

April 14 (Thursday) Spring Pictures- Group/Class Pictures and Individual Pictures

April 15 (Friday) PTA Spring Picnic and First Annual Fun Run! Everybody's favorite event!

May 9 (Monday) 3rd and 4th Grade STAAR Math Test

May 10 (Tuesday) 3rd and 4th Grade STAAR Reading Test

May 11 (Wednesday) 5th Grade STAAR Science Test

May 27 (Friday) Student Holiday/ Teacher Professional Learning Day

May 30 (Monday) Memorial Day/Student Holiday/No School

June 2 (Thursday) 5th Grade "Graduation" Ceremony 8:30 am

June 2 (Thursday) End of Year Class Parties- Times to be announced

June 3 (Friday) Last Day of School- Early Release 12:00 pm

Calendar Quick Hit!

You may have noticed that Field Day is not currently on our calendar. We are in the process of re-scheduling our Field Day. Please watch this space for more information!

Kindergarten Round Up and Registration!

Do you have or know a child in the neighborhood who will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016? If so, parents can register their child to begin kindergarten at Davis for the 2016-17 School year!

Dolphin Dash Fundraising is now LIVE!

We had a great kick off to our fundraising with an exciting magician assembly on Tuesday! Once we make it to our ½ way mark of $4,500 we will celebrate with a Beach Day! Then, let’s keep it going to achieve our goal of $9,000 so we can duct tape Mrs. Bishop and Mr. Gibson to the wall! If you haven’t already created your child’s webpage, follow this link to create it today: www.thegetmovincrew.com (click the star to “get registered”)! You can then easily share your site with family and friends for online donations. Donations of cash and check (made payable to Davis Elementary PTA) are also accepted but please return the envelope to the attention of “Davis PTA” and include your child’s name, grade and teacher. The actual Dolphin Dash Fun Run is Friday, April 15th at 5:30 PM. A Spring Picnic will follow with food, bounce houses and activities. Everyone is welcome to participate or help cheer on the runners!

Plano Senior High Theater Camp "Kitty Camp!"

The Plano Senior HS Wildcat Theatre department is offering the third annual summer theatre workshop for elementary students June 6-9, 2016. Students having just completed Grades 2nd through 5th are encouraged to attend. Theatre subjects such as acting, mime, mask making, make-up, improvisation, musical theatre and production will be taught by high school theatre students under the direction of professional theatre personnel Lance Morse and Cassidy McQuiston. Classes will be taught in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center on the PSHS campus. This year’s hours have been extended to 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to better serve parents’ schedules. We hope to see lots of young performers! www.pshstheatre.com

Do You want to help 4th Grade become aerospace engineers?

As part of one of their engineering design units, the 4th grade students could use donations of the following materials:

• White coffee filters

o Small, 8” diameter (1 pack)

o Medium, 14” diameter (1 pack)

o Large, 18” diameter (1 pack)

• Sheer fabric/curtain liner (2)

• 9” x 12” felt squares, or by the yard (10)

• 12” tall clear plastic jars (approx.. 88oz) (4)

• Flat sheet, twin-size (1)

• Tissue paper (new/unwrinkled) (2 packs)

Plano ISD to Hold Bond Election information Meetings

2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent at Six High Schools this Spring
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of six information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli will present information and answer questions.Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:

  • March 28 (Monday) - Williams High School (auditorium), 1717 17th Street, Plano, TX 75074
  • April 4 (Monday) - Clark High School (library), 523 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
  • April 6 (Wednesday) - McMillen High School (cafeteria), 750 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
  • April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visitwww.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.

Bond Proposal Resources

Website: www.pisd.edu/2016bond

FAQ: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

Video: https://youtu.be/kwMOd0qX8-s?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI

Presentation: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf


Send your Box Tops and Campbell's Label for Education in with your child. Class competition for the one with the most collected. We can earn quite a bit of money for our PTA programs with this simple fundraiser. Get clippin'.

Sponsor the Dolphin Dash Fun Run!

The Davis PTA has a great opportunity for business owners in our community! We are seeking sponsors for the upcoming Dolphin Dash (Fun Run) on April 15, 2016. The purpose of this event is to raise funds to provide enrichment assemblies/programs for Davis students and families (like last week's Perot Museum Night!) as well as campus improvements and classroom supplies. Sponsorships will be acknowledged through a variety of avenues based upon the level of sponsorship. If you would like a sponsorship packet, please contact Alison Hansard amhansard@gmail.com. More information about student involvement and individual contributions for the Fun Run will be distributed in March.

Seeking Volunteers for a PTA Fun Run and Picnic Committee!

This is going to be AMAZING! We have an exciting new event for the Spring and a great volunteer opportunity. In efforts to support healthy living AND raise funds for the school, the Davis PTA is hosting a Fun Run & Spring Picnic on April 15th! Anyone interested in helping with the actual planning of the events, please contact Alison Hansard (amhansard@gmail.com). We will also need volunteers during the event, that request will be sent out closer to the date. Thank you!

PACE and Special Education Parents- Join our SAGE Mailing List

Parents, if you are interested in being part of an email list that shares informational emails, news, and articles from the PTA Special and Gifted Education Committee, please contact Jessica Rhodes, the Davis SAGE Chair, at Jessica.a.rhodes@gmail.com

Have you checked out the Davis Grade Level Websites?

In an effort to give you quicker access to classroom learning and grade level information, our Davis teachers have set up a website for EACH grade level that lists curriculum information and other important stuff. And best of all? It doesn't require you to log in! Go to http://k12.pisd.edu/davis-elementary-school/contributions/6842-grade-levels and click on your child's grade level. Then you will see the teachers' contact information, as well as a link for the new grade level website. We hope you enjoy this easier access to your child's learning information!

Davis Dolphins use Social Media!

Follow the Davis Dolphins on Twitter at @Davis_Dolphins and #DavisGrows

Follow the Davis Dolphins on Facebook at Davis_Dolphins

Follow the Davis Elementary PTA at https://www.facebook.com/groups/daviselementarypta/

Gentle Reminder: Students May Not Exit Cars in the middle parking lot

Please be cautious! We have a carpool lane for independent drop off in the morning. Allowing students to exit vehicles in any other area of the parking lot can lead to a dangerous situation. Drivers in the lot area are NOT expecting to see unattended children walking through the parking lot. All students must be accompanied by an adult if they are in any area other than the carpool lane.