Doby's Bridge Elementary News

May 20, 2022

Principal's Message

As we embark on the final week of the school year, we want to thank all of our families for their continuous support of our school! We love our jobs and love educating your children! All years present challenges so we appreciate the support, grace, and flexibility you show to us day in and day out. Please see this week's newsletter for information regarding:

  • Snapshots of the Week
  • Classes of the Week
  • Dragon of the Month
  • Note from the Nurse
  • Student Input for Class Placement next Year
  • Yearbook
  • Final Report Cards
  • Moving Away?
  • Student Opportunities
  • PTO Information

As always, please reach out if I can be of any assistance to you and your family!

Building the Bridge Together,

Mandy Kubbs


Snap Shots of the Week

2nd grade Reading Brunch

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Tea Party in Mrs. Harden's & Crew Class

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Classes of the Week

Each week our Related Arts, Custodians, Office Staff and other Non-Homeroom teachers, select two classes of the week. These classes are chosen for their cooperation, positive attitudes, and willingness to help others. The chosen classes receive extra recess, a certificate, and a banner flag that hangs outside of their classrooms.

Dragon Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following Dragons for being selected as this month's Dragons of the Month. These students were selected by their classmates for being HUMBLE in their classrooms. These Dragons received a DBES swag bag, popcorn, and attended a brief celebration ceremony. Congrats Dragons!

Tina Stavrinou, Nolan Faris, Mason Mullis, Liam Rance, Levitt Tyler, Joseph Tobin, Nathan Lee, Riley Castro, Nathan Van Wieren, Elizabeth Herring, Beckett Porterfield, Alfonso "Junior" Cabrera, Axel Hart, Cole Laidler , Ella Kate Schyuler, Jackson Estness, Ryan LeVasseur, Carter Davis, Gavin Granozio, Logan Moeller, Valerie Baca, Katelyln Gale, Adelaide Dana, Asher Shields, Grant Davenport, Zorin Brun, Lili Roy, Natasha Van Wieren, Caroline Shiplett, Lillian Hoffman, Ava Prosser, Magdalena Kowalski, Elliott Nielsen, Isaya Pritchard, Brian Jackson, Andrea Vaca Montes, Zoey Jackson

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Notes from Mrs. Callahan, Nurse at DBES

Field Day is expected to be seasonably hot. Please be sure that you begin to pre -hydrate your students 2-3 days before their field day. Just brining a water bottle will not be sufficient hydration for field day participation. Dehydration can happen really fast and can be dangerous. We do not want our students to become over heated and miss their fun!

Nurse Callahan has just sent home medical forms this week for NEXT school year. Please be sure and check your child’s back pack / folder. All medications currently in the health room MUST BE PICKED UP no later than Friday 5/27 at 1 PM. Please contact nurse Callahan if you need your medications to be given to another designated parent or if you need to make arrangements for extenuating circumstances.

Student Placement- Parent Input- 2022-2023 School Year

As we near the end of this school year, we are already in the planning stages for next school year. One of the most important parts in our planning efforts over the summer is student and class placement. Every year as we begin the student placement process for the upcoming school year, we seek parent input if you wish to provide it. Parent input is used to help us best determine the type of teacher that you think best serves your student's needs. It's is important to remember that families can't request a specific teacher. Please see the link below to access our google form to provide your input.

Forgot to Order a Yearbook?

Did you forget to order a yearbook? You are in luck—we ordered some extras! Please email Sara McCart at if you would like a Soft Cover ($30) or Hard Cover ($35) along with your student’s first and last name and quantity desired. If you have funds in your student’s lunch account that you would like to go toward the cost of the yearbook, please indicate that in your email. We will sell these on a first come-first served basis! Can’t remember if your ordered one? Log into Pay Fees and click on “Paid” to see if you purchased one.


Final Report cards will be published to Paren tPortal Friday, May 27th around noon. Please use this link from a computer as this function will not work from the cell phone app: Choose your student and then select Student Reports. This is a great time to print that last report card that many sports groups might request!


If your family is moving or not returning to the Fort Mill School District for the next school year, please reach out to our PowerSchool Data Manager Michelle England at . This step is essential to our planning for next year and we appreciate your help in updating our records.

Student Opportunities

DBES Summer Virtual Boards

Next Week, We will send our DBES Summer Enrichment Website out in our final newsletter. Be on the lookout for the link to the website!


Teachers and staff…we feel you and we appreciate you very much! We can only imagine what the past couple of weeks have been like for you.

Thanks for being amazing this school year. We hope your summer break is filled with much deserved relaxation and fun.

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1st Day School Supplies is stocked up and ready to start taking orders for next school year’s student supplies. With the world still recovering from the pandemic and supply chain issues still being a thing, this is you’re best bet to make sure your children get what they need for the next school year. ☑️

👉🏼Ordering is now live at

⭕️Deadline to order is July 1st⭕️

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FMSD Covid Information

Please see the link below to visit the district's Covid Information site: This site contains information regarding reporting, our return to school plan, and a quick reference sheet.