Dutch Fork Elementary

Academy of Environmental Sciences - Week of October 12 -

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District Five - Flood Victims Fund

The District Five - Flood Victims Fund has been established by the District Five Foundation to serve students and families impacted by the devastating floods and their aftermath. Contributions can be made online at www.district5foundation.org. Just click the GIVE icon and make the donation in honor of "Flood Victims" or mail your donation to the District Five Foundation at 1020 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC 29063. Every penny contributed will go to support District Five flood victims.

We appreciate the spirit of generosity demonstrated by members of our DFES staff. S. Sazehn (3rd grade teacher) has sustained damage to her home. She and her family are in the process of assessing the damage. Once known she will give us an idea of how we can best support her.


Additionally we know of at least one family that has been impacted. That number may increase once students return. If any family is brought to your attention please share that information with us so that we can determine how to support them.


Thanks for your willingness to take action in support of our school family and local community.

Parent Advisory Cabinet (PAC) Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 12-1:30pm

DFES Media Center

Each month Dr. Hefner (superintendent) meets with PTO and S.I.C reps from each school following a board meeting. We were scheduled to host the board meeting this coming Monday...however that meeting has been canceled.


We will host the PAC meeting Tuesday and anticipate visitors to begin arriving by 11:30. Given parking limitations we are asking our faculty and staff members to leave the cafeteria parking open for our visitors. Thanks!

Knowing readers well

On Tuesday, September 15, Dr. Somerall lead PD centered around knowing readers well. The powerpoint was also sent out to home room teachers.


Please come prepared to discuss how you have used Burke data, initial conference data, and book shopping data to organize small groups and bring necessary data with you.

Vision and Hearing Screening

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 8am-3pm

DFES Conference Room

North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE)

Four members of our school (Scott, E. Perkins, D. Gibson, and A. White) will attend NAAEE's annual conference in San Diego beginning Oct 15 - Oct 18. This event is designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices centered around environmental education.

School Improvement Council Meeting 10/14 @ 6:00 pm

RtI Progress Monitoring Conversation

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 8-11am

Dr. Somerall's Room

Please see details sent by Sally Friday morning.

Birthday Wishes!

  • 10/16 T. Cosby

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