DeLisle Digest

January 2018

Happy 100th Day!

We celebrate the 100th day of school on Thursday, January 18! Thank you for sharing your students with us! We are looking forward to the final 80 days. (Edit: The 100th Day of School will now be Friday, January 19, due to the snow day.)

After School Social - Thursday, Jan. 25

Students having maintained honor roll status for the entire first semester will be invited to attend an after school social on Thursday, January 25 from 2:40-4:00. Students with permission to attend will rotate through stations consisting of a movie and outside fun. A snack will be provided, but concessions will also be available for purchase. Please send money in an envelope or baggie with your child's name, if you are sending funds for concessions. Transportation home will not be provided by the school, so all students must be picked up in the car line beginning at 4:00. Please have your car rider placard visible in the dash of your vehicle when picking up your student. If you need an additional placard, please send a note in your child's folder. We are looking forward to celebrating with these academic all-stars!

Star Student Breakfast - Friday, Jan. 26

If your student was chosen as a "Star Student" during the first semester, you are invited to a special breakfast on Friday, January 26. Please be sure to complete the form that was sent home with your child. Big thanks to Ms. Bentz and our outstanding café team for coordinating the breakfast!

Academic Rallies - Friday, Jan. 26

We will celebrate student success from the second term on Friday, January 26. Academic rallies will be held at the times listed below. Parents are welcome to attend, but please be respectful of the academic day and leave your child at school following the rally. Activities are canceled for this day in an effort to protect instructional time. Clubs will be held from 1:45-2:30, so students will not want to miss the remainder of the day. Thank you for your commitment to your child's attendance.

K-1 -8:20-8:50

2-3- 9:05- 9:35

4-5- 9:50-10:25

Open House & Family Night - February 1

Please join us for a Second Semester Open House from 4:00-5:00. Family Night will take place from 5:00-6:30. The science fair will be on display in the café and the book fair will be open in the media center. We look forward to seeing many DES families!

Krewe of Kindergarten - February 9

The Krewe of Kindergarten will roll on the afternoon of Friday, February 9. If you have a kindergarten student, you should be receiving information about this annual event.

Read, Write, Run for Renaissance - Mar. 3

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Our sixth annual district-wide 5K will be held on Saturday, March 3. This is always a fun, family-oriented event for the entire district. We are looking for runners and sponsors. Please see the attached links for registration forms and sponsorship information. We look forward to seeing some DES families at the race. Walkers and runners are welcome!

Pirate Pride Car Tag

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Show your Pirate Pride with this unique license plate. The deadline to purchase is February 15. We must have 300 paid registrations in order to have the plate printed. Show your support of the district by purchasing one for your vehicle. See the attached documents for more information.

Flu Season

Flu season is in full effect. Many of our families have been affected by the flu, strep, or other illness. Although we want your child at school everyday, if he/she has a fever, it is important that it is not spread to other children. A reminder that the PCSD policy states students must be "fever free for 24 hours". Please remind your children to wash their hands and practice proper coughing/sneezing etiquette.

Attendance Data

Our goal is to meet or exceed 95% attendance each month. Below you will see a percentage breakdown for each grade level. Congratulations to fourth grade students for having the highest attendance rate for the month of December!
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Fifth Grade House System

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Our fifth grade students have implemented the "House System" for the next semester! Similar to the Ron Clark Academy, students are divided up into teams. Together, they work to complete weekly challenges in regard to their grades, attendance, behavior, and iReady goals. Points are also awarded in the classroom for a variety of reasons ranging from participation to showing kindness toward others. Other teachers on campus are also able to recognize students for positive behavior and award points for the entire team. Students have been given a colored wristband to show their team affiliation. There is a great deal of research behind collaborative learning and positive peer motivation. We are excited to pilot this system of support for our students!

Welcome, New Teachers!

We have welcomed a few new faces to our DES Dive Team. Mrs. Vivian McCorkle has joined our special education team along with Ms. Jennifer Ancalade as a special education assistant. Mrs. Lauren Lewis has rejoined our staffulty and will be providing case management support as well as speech services. Welcome aboard, ladies!