Spanish Davis Elementary Comm

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Calendar

September 19 (Monday) Texas Rangers Day at Davis Elementary- Join the team and wear a Texas Rangers shirt to celebrate the Rangers march towards the playoffs

September 27 (Tuesday) PTA Spirit Night at Scotty P's- Come eat dinner at Scotty P's and raise money for the PTA.

October 10 (Monday) Parent Conference Day (Student Holiday)

October 17-21 PTA Scholastic Book Fair- Pirate Theme! Theme days will be published soon!

October 21 (Friday) 9 Weeks Spirit Assembly 8:30 am

October 21 (Friday) PTA Fall Festival 5:30-8:00 PM

October 27 (Thursday) PTA Spirit Night at Panera Bakery- Come eat dinner at Panera between 4 and 8 PM and raise money for PTA

November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break

November 30-December 2 Fifth Graders to Collin County Adventure Camp

December 19- January 2 Winter Break

It was Mr. Robert's Birthday on Wednesday!

The students and staff threw a quick surprise party for Mr. Robert, aka "Best Custodian Ever!" on Wednesday afternoon. Fun and cupcakes were had by all. We managed to sneak all 456 kids out onto the back drive without Mr. Robert seeing us. Hopefully, I can post some pictures here soon, but if not, check out Davis Dolphins Principal Facebook page, and I'll share some there!

Everybody Comes to Davis- Welcome to the TEAM- A Note from Mrs. Bishop

Parents,


As I was writing the calendar portion, I was thinking about how excited I am to celebrate the Texas Rangers Baseball Team next week. I hope all the kids can join us in wearing some Texas Rangers spiritwear so we can cheer our Rangers towards the playoffs. It was great because what I really wanted to talk about this week was teamwork.


Most of you know me by now, but several of you may not. Those that know me know that my favorite topic is Davis Elementary. I'm very proud of the pro-active positive environment that the teachers and parents have put into place here. I'm so proud of Davis that my younger son's middle name is actually...Davis. We are very lucky to have had very few withdrawals at the end of last year, but we've had many, many new Dolphins join our team. It makes things a little crowded from time to time, but the kids who have joined our team are already contributing to our positive school environment. Every child at Davis is an individual, and I always say, "Everybody comes to Davis" because literally every child's needs can be met at Davis with very, very few exceptions. And a lot of times, those needs are not glaring or documented on a piece of paper. The teachers work tirelessly towards making sure each child's individual personality is noted and loved on. New parents, I hope that you have already had contact from your child's classroom teacher. I encourage you to continue that relationship with your child's teacher, because they want to continue it with you. One of the biggest factors in a child's success is the relationship between home and school. This is our TEAM, You, the staff, and the kids. At Davis, we are here for your child and for you. We will have occasional disagreements, as most teams do, but in the end, we are all working toward the same goal: growing kind, confident, and successful kids. So, remember that we're here for YOU and THE KIDS and we're all part of the same team. We're definitely headed for the playoffs!


Just a few communication reminders. This newsletter will be sent weekly via email to all parents with an email address listed on the child's contact information, which can be updated at parentviewer.pisd.edu . We will also send the link to this newsletter to the Davis_Dolphins Facebook page and through the Remind text message service. To receive text messages from Davis Elementary, please text @4hhkb to 81010. Text messaging charges and fees may apply.


As always, the front office staff- Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Perez, and Nurse Montgomery are ready to assist with any needs you have. Also, our assistant principal Mr. Gibson, as well as our counselor Mrs. York and are available as well. I, too, am more than happy to visit with you to assist with any celebrations or needs that may arise for your family.


Sincerely,

Kristin Bishop

Davis Elementary Principal

Interested in Volunteering at Davis Elementary?

· Volunteers are needed for field trips, Field Day, class parties, library assistance, and other areas.

· Please fill out the Volunteer Application located at:

http://www.pisd.edu/volunteer

State Mandated Site Based Improvement Committee Needs a Couple Good Parents

It is so important for parents to be involved in the planning of our focus and goals each school year. We have a committee called the SBIC (School Based Improvement Committee) that meets three times a year to create our Campus Improvement Plan. This committee meets three times a year at 3:00 P.M. and it is a two year commitment. This year we need two parents to volunteer. If you can volunteer yourself, we would greatly appreciate your help. Just email our assistant principal, Mr. Cody Gibson, at Cody.Gibson@pisd.edu , to let him know of your interest. (Parents, please note that this is different than the Parent Advisory Committee that Mrs. Bishop mentioned at the Back to School Parent Meetings- more info on that in the coming weeks!)

PACE (Plano Academic and Creative Education) Referral Process

PACE provides services for student who require academically gifted enrichment services and have demonstrated a need for advanced, differentiated instruction. If you have a child you feel is in need of possible gifted services, please notify your child’s teacher or Mrs. Seymour, Davis’ Gifted Specialist.

· Students in grades K-5 in need of assessment must have their referral packets turned in by December 7, 2016.

For more detailed information and access to the referral packets, please refer to the following link:

http://www.pisd.edu/parents/advanced.academics/gifted.pace/index.shtml

Contact Mrs. Seymour with any questions at: Julie.seymour@pisd.edu or 469-752-1033

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Davis Elementary PTA Store is now open ONLINE!

2016 -2017 Spirit Wear & PTA Memberships are now available for purchasing online https://squareup.com/store/davis-pta ! This is our current inventory of shirts, so only the sizes listed on the site are available.

Once the order is placed, your child will receive the shirt(s) at school within a few days. Please be sure to include your child’s name/grade/teacher in the notes section of the check-out page.

What is InfoCenter?

Plano ISD has implemented InfoCenter, allowing you to better control how you receive communications from your school or district. The following is a guide to help you get started.


What is InfoCenter?: InfoCenter provides access to all the messages and information sent by your organization. Accessible from any internet-enabled device, InfoCenter visually displays and organizes alerts, notifications, and attachments for easy review and reference. InfoCenter also allows you to customize how you receive communications from PISD (campus and district).


How do I sign up for InfoCenter?: Signing up for InfoCenter is easy. Using the email address that you have on file for your district (emergency card), follow these three steps:


1. Download the InfoCenter by SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market. You can also access the InfoCenter web portal at https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/


2. Click the “New User” button, enter your email address, and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token. Note: If you receive an “already claimed by another user account” error message that means you’ve already created a SchoolMessenger account via another SchoolMessenger product, such as Contact Manager. Simply follow the “Return to login” link and login. Use the “Forgot your password” link if needed.


3. After authenticating via the token sent to your email, return to InfoCenter and sign in using your email and password.


What’s in InfoCenter?:​Once you’ve created your account, the records associated with your email address will be linked automatically. You can then:

  • ​View the records associated with your account.
  • ​Review the last 30 days worth of messages for all your associated records.
  • ​View your contact information, and configure how you’d like to receive notifications.

Important Things to Know:

  • ​Regardless of how you choose to receive notifications, all messages associated with your records will be retained in the InfoCenter inbox for 30 days.
  • You can opt into receiving Device Notifications (Push) under Notification Preferences. When choosing to receive Device Notifications, a badge or alert will appear when you receive new communications from Plano ISD.

Our provider, SchoolMessenger, makes the security and privacy of your data a top priority. As one of over 100 approved signatories to Student Privacy Pledge, you can feel ensured that your student’s information is safe and will never be sold, rented or shared.

Do you love FUN?

Then help us out! Join the Davis PTA! Each year, the Davis PTA provide fun assemblies, parties, picnics, and carnivals for our community. Parents are the first letter in PTA, and they can't do it without YOU! Please check out their website at www.davispta.net for more 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/