Friday Focus

December 10, 2021

In this Issue:

  • A Message from Marcie
  • Winter Themed Spirit Week: December 13-17
  • Define 109 ThoughtExchange Open for One More Week
  • Missed our Text, Phone Call, or Email this Week?
  • 109 Gives Back: A Final Call To Help Operation Snowflake!

Don't miss the PTO Spotlight!

  • Gratitude Generation -Sign up to Volunteer this Saturday
  • Winter Enrichment - registration open now
  • Marla's Lunch - winter ordering to begin soon
  • Fun Lunch Volunteering - NEW dates available
  • Winter Gear Drive - Bring items now until winter break
  • Cute pictures? Send to the Yearbook!

A Message from Marcie

Hello, South Park!


It's hard to believe that Winter Break is just one week away! Next week, your child is invited to participate in our Winter Themed Spirit Week to enjoy a little fun as we cap off 2021. Please see the flyer below for details.


As you have undoubtedly noticed, COVID cases are on the rise locally and nationally. To ensure that families receive SHIELD test results prior to Winter Break, next week's testing has been moved from Thursday up to Monday, December 13th. If you wish to opt-out of next week's testing, we ask that you do that by 7:00 a.m. on Monday using this opt-out form.


Please keep in mind that we SHIELD tested yesterday, December 9th, and results may not come in until the early hours of Saturday. Your diligence as you head into the weekend is appreciated in case your child tests positive.


Have a wonderful weekend!


-Marcie

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Define 109 ThoughtExchange Open For One More Week!

Don't miss out on your chance to help shape the mission and vision of our school district. We have one question we need your help answering. If you've already left a thought, go in and leave another or rate some more! The exchange runs until Friday 12/17 at 5 p.m. Click here to join.

Missed Our Text, Phone Call, or Email This Week?

We tested our mass notification system on Wednesday at noon so that we can ensure we have the best way to reach you in the event we need to! If you didn't receive one or more of the text, call, or email, contact communications@dps109.org and we will help troubleshoot!

109 Gives Back: A Final Call To Help Operation Snowflake!

We have seen SO many great examples of holiday philanthropy across all of our schools. The Operation Snowflake initiative, which helps local families only, is looking for some more gift cards to ensure that everyone has a great holiday season! They are primarily seeking Amazon, Target, and gas gift cards.... hopefully by Monday! No specific amount is requested, every dollar helps! Cards can be dropped in the front office of your child's school. Thanks in advance!

109 Gives Back: Operation Snowflake

Important Dates

December 20-31 - No School - Winter Break

January 3 - School Resumes

January 10-28 - MAP Winter Testing Window

January 17 - No School - Martin Luther King's Birthday

LOOKING TO OPT OUT OF NEXT WEEK'S SHIELD TESTING?

This opt-out will be for testing on Monday, December 13th.


Fill out this Google Form prior to 7 AM on MONDAY, 12/13.


*Please note that if you have consented but want to opt out of a week, you must fill out the form every week.