D93 Weekly Family Update
October 10th -14th, 2022
October 10th - 14th, 2022
Thanks to everyone who shared your thoughts about our school calendar. Based on the suggestions we received , we created a brief survey to see how much support there is for those suggestions. Will you please take 3 minutes to go to d93.org/familysurvey to share your thoughts about the best time to start and end school as well as our school holidays? In addition to the holidays, there were a number of suggestions about moving teacher collaboration time to Fridays. We are going to first ask teachers to share their thoughts on the best days and times for teacher collaboration time. Please stay tuned for more information about this.
Our Cornerstone focus this month is TEAMWORK
Individuals who exemplify teamwork:
- Put the good of their team above themselves,
- Demonstrate individual commitment to a team effort,
- Live up to the commitments they make to their team.
To recognize a student or employee who exemplifies the attributes of teamwork, please go to d93.org/teamwork to share their story by Sunday, October 16th.
NBC News Story on School Lunch Programs
On Sunday, Heather Plain, our Director of Child Nutrition, was featured in an NBC News article about the current challenges of the national school lunch program. Heather shared how increased costs are impacting our families here in D93 and across the state.
D93 Get Help Line
Students, parents, and employees can reach out for help with bullying, harassment, suicidal tendencies, self-harm, threats, or to report weapons at school by going to d93.org/gethelp or sending the text @gethelp to 855-528-0074.
Idaho K-6 students encouraged to submit art for 2022 SDE holiday cards
Idaho elementary school students are invited to put their best holiday artwork on display with the Idaho State Department of Education’s 2022 Holiday Card Contest. A winning entry from each grade level will be selected for publication on the State Department of Education website with one overall winner selected as the department’s official holiday card. The winning artist will also receive cards for their own personal use.
See last year’s winners and review guidelines for this year’s contest at https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/card-contest/.
Artwork must be submitted or postmarked by Friday, November 11. Digital submissions are permitted, but the original artwork must be hand drawn. The form for digital submissions can be found here. Mail entries should be sent to Idaho State Department of Education, Holiday Card Contest, attn. Taylor Baggerly, P.O. Box 83720, Boise 83720-0027.
Drawings should measure 11” x 8.5” in landscape format and should reflect holiday or winter scenes. They cannot include copyrighted images such as Garfield the Cat, Bugs Bunny or Disney characters. Drawings should be labeled on the back with the student’s name, grade, school, district and teacher’s name.
Students can create their entries using watercolors, colored paper, markers, crayons or a combination thereof and can use as many colors as they want. They are encouraged to completely fill the page and to keep the design simple and the colors bold. Pencil drawings and fabric designs are not suitable for our printing process and cannot be selected.