December 16, 2022
December 20 Winter Parties @ 11:15 AM, Dismissal @ 12:10 PM
December 21-January 4 No School--Winter Break
January 5 School Resumes
January 6 Chess Club Form Due
Winter Parties on Tuesday
Drop off Reminders
De Soto USD 232 KANSAS TEACHER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM
TO ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
USD 232 has been an important and strong participant in the Kansas Teacher of the Year Program for many years. De Soto has had fifteen state finalists and twelve semi-finalists represented in the program since 2000.
We would like for you to nominate any teacher whom you consider to be an outstanding and effective educator and whom you or your child has had as a teacher. This person must have completed 5 years of teaching with at least 2 of them having been in USD 232. If there is a USD 232 educator whom you believe to be outstanding and deserving of special recognition, please fill out the nomination form at www.usd232.org/ktoy . This form needs to be completed by 4:00 PM on January 13, 2023.
Clay is one of the most therapeutic and exciting mediums we use in the art room! If your child loves art and clay, this winter clay workshop is a great opportunity for students to learn some advanced clay skills in an extended time frame. More info and enrollment at www.artfulmarvels.com
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is very full. We are planning to donate whatever we have on 1/5/2023. Take a minute to remind your student to look in their locker or lost and found for any missing items. If you plan on coming on Tuesday for the winter parties, please take a few moments to check while you are here.
PRE Chess Club Is Coming Back!
Who? Anyone interested in learning how to play chess as well as those who would like to practice playing
What? Chess Club
When? Wednesdays from 8:00-8:30 AM
Where? PRE Room 108
Two different sessions will be offered.
Session one will be for those who have limited knowledge of the game of chess with little to no experience playing. Part of the time will be instructional while the other part will be playing and practicing the game.
Session two will be for those who have knowledge of the game of chess and some experience playing. During chess club time for session two players, a majority of the time will be spent playing chess with each other in a friendly environment with an emphasis on sportsmanship. Strategies and tips will be shared, and we encourage students to assist in sharing this information.
Please fill out the form below if you are interested. Chess Club will start in January. Form deadline is January 6, 2023.
The Double Diamond Award is given out every Friday to two classes (one K-2 and one 3-5) that have exemplified specific expectations during their specials classes. Specials teachers have explained what students need to do in order to earn this award.
•Listen AND follow teacher directions
•Only talking during appropriate times
•Use an inside voice when working
•Show RESPECT to everyone and to property
•Enter and Exit the classroom appropriately
•Give YOUR personal best effort during class
Mrs. Vaughan's 2nd grade class and Mrs. Sudac's 4th grade class won the Double Diamond Award this week. Congratulations!!!
The cleanest classroom award goes to Mrs. Vaughan's class and Miss Proehl's class. Congratulations!
Interested in clinics/camps/extra-curricular activities? Check out our electronic flyer web page!