Parent and Family Engagement Center

Newsletter Volume 2 - August 29- September 2, 2022

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Let's Get Together! Story Time starts August 30 - September 2!!

We have cleaned, decorated, planned, chosen books and crafts for you and your children! Please choose the location, date, time, and whether you would like to attend in person or on-line and join us the week of August 30 - September 2.


To attend Story Time in person, simply follow these instructions:

-To access Signup Genius for IN-PERSON story time, please click the link with the corresponding date, time, and parenting center you want to attend. Once you click the link, it will redirect you to the Signup Genius page, to sign up for in-person story time. Please double check that the link you clicked on has the right day, time, and center you are wishing to sign up for. Check mark the red box that says “Sign Up” on the time you would like to attend and then hit “submit and sign up.” Once it routes you to the next screen, you will enter the number of people that are attending story time under quantity, which will include yourself and anyone you are bringing with you. In the “my comment” section you can put down the people that are coming to story time (Example: Mom and child). When you finish, just simply hit “sign up now” and you’re all signed up!


To attend a virtual Story Time, simply follow these instructions:

-To access WebEx for ONLINE story time, simply click on the link that corresponds with the date and time for that day. Once you click the WebEx link, it’ll route you to the WebEx website or app (depending on which one you’re using) and then it will ask you to please hang tight in the lobby, until the host lets you in. Once the host lets you in, you should see her on your screen. Please have the microphone off and the camera on, so we can see everyone’s cute little faces and avoid everyone talking all at once.


We cannot wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!

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In-Person Story Time Schedule

In-Person Story Time


Tuesday, August 30 at 9 a.m.

The Lucky Day Picnic with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084fadac23a4fd0-whaies8302022

Big Smelly Bear with Mrs. Christina at Spann Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-story18

Tuesday, August 30 at 11 a.m.

The Lucky Day Picnic with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084fadac23a4fd0-whaies8302022

Big Smelly Bear with Mrs. Christina at Spann Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-story18

Wednesday, August 31 at 9 a.m.

Pete the Cat Too Cool for School with Mrs. Lori at Eagle Nest Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA9A62CA5F9C43-story2

Wednesday, August 31 at 11 a.m.

Early Dismissal for Elementary Schools

Thursday, September 1 at 9 a.m.

The Lucky Day Picnic with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-whaies912022

Big Smelly Bear with Mrs. Christina at Spann Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-story18

Thursday, September 1 at 11 a.m.

The Lucky Day Picnic with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-whaies912022

Big Smelly Bear with Mrs. Christina at Spann Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-story18

Friday, September 2 at 9 a.m.

Big Bear, Small Mouse with Mrs. Lori at Eagle Nest Elementary School https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA9A62CA5F9C43-enes

Friday September 2 at 11 a.m.

Big Bear, Small Mouse with Mrs. Lori at Eagle Nest Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA9A62CA5F9C43-enes



Virtual Story Time


Tuesday, August 30 at 10 a.m.

We will offer Virtual Story Time on Tuesday starting September 6.

Wednesday, August 31 at 10 a.m.

Early Dismissal for Elementary Schools

Thursday, September 1 at 10 a.m.

https://dsd2.webex.com/dsd2/j.php?MTID=m8bcdbc5989181d698ae59b354077e998

Friday, September 2 at 10 a.m.

https://dsd2.webex.com/dsd2/j.php?MTID=mabbc01a9e5aee1d04a300b87692745c7

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Making Learning Fun!

Some of us are in school from the time we are 4 years old until the time we are 18 years old or older. That is a long time to be in school! Helping your children enjoy school and embrace the value of education is important.


When, at an early age, children look forward to going to school, learning, and being with friends, the chances are they will carry this enjoyment throughout their academic careers. You can help them by communicating with teachers, asking about what they are learning, helping with homework, knowing their classmates, and by becoming involved in the school through PTA, SIC, Test Monitoring, or just helping out by contributing snacks and goodies on special days.


You are your children's first teacher. When you get excited about learning and going to school, your children will too!


Yours in Learning,


Lori Hamilton

How to Contact the Parent and Family Engagement Center Liaisons

Eagle Nest Elementary School

Liaison: Lori Hamilton

843-695-2985

lohamilton@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Joseph R. Pye Elementary School

Liaison: Ellen Townsend

843-695-2987

etownsend@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Knightsville Elementary School

Liaison: Elise Boehler

eboehler@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Spann Elementary School

Liaison: Christina Sadler

843-695-2995

chsadler@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

Liaison: Dawn Mendenhall

Phone: 843-760-9820

damendenhall@dorchester2.k12.sc.us



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