DeMotte Elementary School
February 2nd: PTO Glow Dance | DES Gym/Cafeteria 5-7pm
February 7th: DES PTO Meeting | 4:00pm DES Library
February 16th: Possible Make Up Day (No school if not necessary)
February 19th: President's Day - No School!
February 26th - March 1st: DeMotte Elementary School Book Fair
February 29th: Book Fair Family Night and DES Art Show | 4:30-6pm
March 4-15th: IREAD-3 Window Open
March 6th: DES PTO Meeting | 4:00pm DES Library
March 13th: End of Q3
March 18th: 2nd Grade Music Concerts | 5:30 & 6:30pm DES Gym
March 25-29th: Spring Break - No School!
Extended Weekend Coming!
We will get an extended weekend this month with President's Day Weekend! No school from Friday, February 16th through Monday, February 19th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, February 20th.
The Book Fair is Coming!
Our Book Fair is ONE MONTH away! Mrs. Wright, our Media Aide has been working hard to prepare and plan for this year's "Pop In for a Good Book" themed fair!
We need great parents and family members to serve as volunteers. Thanks to the help of parents and families like you, we have had much success!
To learn more about this year's Book Fair, which runs February 26-March 1st, AND to sign up as a volunteer, please visit:
23-24 Yearbooks On Sale!
It's time to order a yearbook! They are $15. You can place your order by returning the order form to school or going online at www.strawbridge.net and use code: YB28899. The deadline to order is March 8th.
Just a reminder that our After School IREAD Tutoring sessions for third graders begin this month. They are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first session is on Tuesday, February 13th. This is only for students who were identified and who registered to come. If your child is attending, please arrive on time at 4:30 pm to pick them up. Thank you!
All of our 2nd and 3rd graders will be taking IREAD during the week of March 4th. For those students who are absent, we will complete make-ups the following week.
Parents: Please help us by trying to avoid scheduling appointments during this week. Please keep your routines as normal as possible with good bed times and a good breakfast. We appreciate your support in advance!
All changes must be made through the school office before 1:00. Please send a note or call the school office, 987-2789. Please do not call or message bus drivers without directly reaching out to the front office!
If your child is absent for any reason, please notify the school office before 10:00.
School begins at 8:55. Doors open at 8:40. Students arriving after 8:55 need to be accompanied to the office and signed in by an adult.
On 'Late Start Wednesdays', school begins at 9:25. Doors open at 9:10.
We are in the heart of our winter season! You will receive information on delays and cancellations by receiving a call, text, and/or email from Skylert. You can check the settings for how you get your alerts in Skyward Family Access. Please read KVSC's Guidance for eLearning Days HERE.
We also post about delays and cancellations on our Facebook Page and Class Dojo.
DES eLearning Protocol
All eLearning days will include live instruction equal to at least 50% of our daily instructional minutes. Teachers will deliver instruction via Zoom and each school has developed a schedule for students to follow.
Teacher Office Hours: After 9:00 a.m. /anytime not on Zoom Meetings
Teacher Lunch: Teacher will communicate with students/parents lunch time.
Teachers will schedule a Zoom session from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Teachers will schedule a Zoom Session between 1:00-3:00 pm to check-in with students and offer support that students need.
Reading & Math lessons will be live.
Following the grade-level’s schedule, students will complete Reading, Math, and lessons in Art, Music, or Gym. In addition to whole group lessons, students will also work with their teacher in small group lessons and there will be some opportunities for a student to check in 1-1 with their teacher.
Classroom Morning Session Time
Teachers will schedule a Zoom Session for Live Instruction from 9:00-11:30 am
Specials Teachers Session Time (Art, Music, & P.E.)
Specials Teachers will meet with their scheduled classes that they are regularly scheduled to meet with.
Specials Teachers will teach a lesson on Zoom with their classes.
Classroom Afternoon Session Time
Teachers will schedule a Zoom session between the hours of 1:00-3:00 pm to check-in with students and assist as needed.
We are responsible for 180 days of instruction. Therefore, attendance will be taken daily, Monday-Friday. Teachers may use discretion on due dates.
Thanks to Mrs. Heather for sharing with DES students about the Red Cross!
We had a great turnout last month! Join us on March 6th for our next meeting!
Indiana Learning Lab for Families!
Parents of 2nd & 3rd graders may be interested in the IDOE's Released Item Repository for IREAD and ILEARN! (As an educator and parent of a 2nd grader, I recommend taking a look at the IREAD released items in preparation for March's IREAD-3 Testing!)
Watch the video below to learn more about Indiana Learning Lab!
KV Developmental Preschool News
Kankakee Valley Developmental Preschool Peer Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be available in the main office of DeMotte Elementary, Wheatfield Elementary and Kankakee Valley High School on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Completed applications will need to be returned to the main office at Kankakee Valley High School no later than Friday, March 1 2024. If you have any questions about the preschool program, please contact our Preschool Teacher, Rosie Van Syoc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten Pre-Registration is Coming!
Do you or someone you know have an Incoming Kindergartener for the 2024-2025 School Year?! You (or They) can pre-register during the month of April!
Stop by our DES School Office during the month of April to get your packet and complete the necessary paperwork!