The Stingray Sentinel

News for the Families of Duval Charter School at Southside

September 29, 2015

Character Quotes

On the morning announcements, we not only take care of any notifications, but we also share a quote and reflection question of the day. So far, we've discussed themes in Attitude, Education, and Success. After the announcements, the teachers discuss the theme in their morning meeting or advisory groups. Today, we had a student submit a quote to share, and the students really took to it. Soon we will be posting some of these quotes around the building to keep them fresh in student minds.

Yours in Education,

Ashley Doty


Duval Charter School at Southside

Tomorrow is Picture Day!

Students should come in their regular uniform. Pictures will be taken throughout the day by our LifeTouch team.

First Fundraiser - A Great Success!

We raised $11,000 for the school through the Save Around the City Coupon Books! Thank you to all of you, your friends, families, and co-workers for helping us make this first fundraiser such an amazing success.

We will be forming a committee to help us determine how to spend the funds, and we would like you involved as well. Once the items are narrowed down, we'll send out a survey to all of you, the teachers, and some students o help us determine how we want to spend the money to help the school.

Spread the word! Please share our gratitude with all of those that you sold to. Let them know how much we all appreciate their help in keeping our school great!

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • Wednesday, September 30 - Student Picture Day (wear uniform please)
  • Thursday, October 1 - Parent-Teacher Council Meeting 8:15am, 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 7 - Early Release, 1:45
  • Saturday, October 10 - Fall Festival
  • Wednesday, October 21 - Early Release, 1:45
  • Monday, October 26 - End of Quarter 1
  • Friday, October 30 - No School, Teacher Planning Day
  • Friday, November 6 - Quarter 1 report cards sent

Coming Soon: Fall Festival! 10/10 2pm-5pm

The DCSS Fall Festival is coming up in a couple of weeks. Are you getting excited? We will have carnival-style booths, a rock wall, hamster balls and more! All food items are only $1. This is a great chance to bring the entire family, meet other families, and have fun at the school. Look for more information to come home this week regarding details, wristbands, and more.

Top Volunteers of Quarter One So Far!

Many of you have been logging your volunteer hours into PowerSchool! Thank you for helping your child and our school by volunteering your time or supplies. Remember, if you have 1 child, you need 20 hours a year (or 5 hrs/quarter), and if you have 2 or more children, you need 30 hours a year (or 7.5 hrs/quarter). Below are our top 10 volunteers based on time logged for the first part of Quarter 1. Congratulations to the families below for being in our top 10.

Top 10 Volunteer Hour-Earning Families:











You can enter your hours by logging into your PowerSchool account, clicking the "Enter Volunteer Hours" link in the top left, and filling out the form to hit submit. If you have questions or need help, just call the office and we would be more than happy to assist you. If you want to hear about more volunteer opportunities, click the button below to be taken to our Volunteer Spot webpage.

Parent Surveys Coming Soon!

We want to hear your feedback. Be on the lookout for Parent Survey links being sent to you soon. We always want to keep improving and know what you already like so we can keep doing it. When you receive the link, please fill out the survey so we can continue to grow from your input!

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Month and our Staff Member of the Month!