The Bear Necessities

Danville CSD Elementary Newsletter, March 22, 2021

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A Thank You Message From The Bear Den

Thank you to all of you that were able to attend our virtual Parent Teacher Conferences last week. We had a great turn out. The partnership between home and school is essential to each student's development and academic achievement. We appreciate your williness to meet and discuss your child's progress.

If you were unable to log in to your scheduled conference time last week, your child's teacher will be contacting you to reschedule a meeting time. We hope to have an opportunity to speak with all parents. If a zoom meeting does not work, your teacher may request a phone call conference.

Read on for further updates from Danville Elementary.

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Kindergarten Round Up Scheduled

Do you know a child that will be eligible for Kindergarten in the fall? Danville Elementary is currently seeking incoming Kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled for Friday, March 26th with two sessions, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Parents that attended the Kindergarten Registration meeting already, will be sent their child's round up time this week. If you did not attend the registration meeting on March 10th, you may call Alice in the elementary office at 319-392-4221 to set up your child's round up time. Students must be five years old by September 15, 2021 to qualify for Kindergarten next year. Open enrollment papers will be available at round up upon request.

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Upcoming Dates at Danville Elementary

*Wednesday, March 24th - NO Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 24th - Statewide Tornado Drill

*Friday, March 26th - Kindergarten Round Up - There will be NO class on Friday for the current Kindergarten students. All other grades will meet as normal on Friday.

*Friday, March 26th - End of the 3rd Quarter

*Monday, March 29th - March/3rd Quarter PBIS Assembly

*Thursday, April 1st - Report Cards go home.

*Friday, April 2nd & Monday, April 5th - No School - Spring Break

*April 19th - 23rd - ISASP Testing for Danville Elementary

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Des Moines County Officers & Tank Visit Danville Elementary

Danville Elementary had some special visitors on Monday, March 15th. Several Des Moines County officers and Tank the K-9 visited the elementary school for a special presentation.

Officers explained to the students some of the duties that Tank has at the sheriff's office. The students also learned a little bit about how Tank was trained for his job.They watched a demonstration of Tank searching for narcotics and saw how he identifies his findings to officers. All students were able to pet Tank if they chose to at the conclusion of the assembly.

Many thanks to the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office for a wonderful presentation for our students.

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Help Your Child Develop a Love for Reading

What is the best way to develop a love for reading in your children? Quite simply, the answer is reading with them. The more you read with them, the more they will love it!

Check out this handout for some great tips!

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Free Summer Lunches to Continue This Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the nationwide extension of several waivers that allow all children to continue to receive nutritious meals this summer when school is out! Watch for details in the coming weeks on our Danville Elementary summer lunch program.
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School Library Remodel

The new library furniture has finally arrived and students are now able to visit the school library with their classes again. For the majority of the year, Mrs. Lampe and Mrs. Kelly have been visiting the students in their classrooms. However, the last shipment of furniture arrived and the library is now ready for visitors. See some of our new furniture below!
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Bear Tracks

Check out some of the great things happening at Danville Elementary!