Dorr Press

January 27, 2023

Mark Your Calendar!

Here are the upcoming events at Dorr Elementary!

Jan 30th: PTO Skate Night @ GR Skate Center, Byron Center 5:30-8:00pm

Jan 31st: Popcorn Day

Feb 2nd: Preschool Parent Information Night 6:30pm

Feb 8th: Count Day

Feb 9th: Final Preschool Bills Due

Feb 13-16: Kids Heart Challenge Week


Feb 21st: School Resumes.

Feb 28th: We Love Dorr Families Night

A Note From The Principal

Dorr Families,

Hello Dorr Families,

It is hard to believe January is coming to an end and February is right around the corner. The school year is officially half over.

With February upon us our plans for Valentine's Day will begin. As mentioned before, Dorr has moved to a day of educational activities in place of “parties” with some snacks in recent years.

All WUS Elementaries will recognize Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Some volunteers in classrooms may be needed. Teachers will let families know how many volunteers are needed and what refreshments may be served. Please reach out to your student's teacher with inquiries about Valentine’s Day.

Save the Date: On February 28, 2023 from 6-7pm Dorr Elementary is hosting a family engagement night…..We Love Dorr Families!! The event will focus on literacy, math and CKH with mini presentations on a variety of topics, make and take sessions, book giveaways, the 10 cent book sale and more. Hope to see you there!!

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Seniura

Preschool Parent Night

Do you have a child who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st 2023? Join us February 2nd for Preschool Parent night! Learn about the different Preschool programs Wayland Union Schools has to offer! See the graphic below for all the details!
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Help Wanted!

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American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge News

We just kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge and are setting our goals very high this year! We need your help to get us there. All of our donations go to a great cause. We are helping kids with special hearts get the care they need to live a happy and healthy life. Our challenge ends on February 10, so there is plenty of time to sign up and get started. Please wait to turn in your money envelope until then, you never know if more people may want to donate throughout the event! Register at or scan the QR code on the front of the information packet that came home with your student. They can earn thank you gifts based on the levels they are donating. Additionally, if they reach $150, they will get to pie Mr. Weber in the face and if they reach $200, they will also get a Subway party in the gym for lunch after the event concludes.

Dorr Elementary PTO

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Join Us For An Evening Of Family Engagement!

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Happening In The Halls

3rd Grade "Tossed" Science Lesson

Mrs. Brohl's 3rd grade class has been growing lettuce in their classroom garden since November. It was finally time to enjoy the fruits of their labor. And what better way than with a salad party! Thank you to all the parents who donated toppings and dressings for the salad party.

Getting To The Heart Of It

Mrs. Brohl's 3rd graders welcomed a special guest this week to share a special lesson. Evalyn Holwerda's father came to teach our students all about journaling. He taught our students about sharing their feelings and emotions through writing, and how journaling is a great strategy to navigate big feelings. The class was very excited to put this skill to use. Thank you Mr. Holwerda for sharing such a neat lesson!
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Students Are Climbing The Walls In PE

1st graders have been climbing the walls in PE, rock walls, that is. Students were able to work on strength and endurance while climbing to new heights on the rock walls. Pictured below are some friends from Miss Browns class. They were just "hanging" around!
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Artistic Flair

In Art, 2nd graders are working on creating collages with old magazines.
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Community Education - What's Going On?

Wayland Community Education offers enrichment and recreational activities for youth, adults and senior citizens. For current class listings, please visit our webstore at and click on "Community Education." We hope you try one of our classes and appreciate you choosing Wayland Community Education.

Check out some of the fun activities offered below!

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Helpful Links For Parents

I Have Questions. Who Do I Contact

STAFF AT DORR ELEMENTARY - Any and all staff (teachers, office personnel, principal, etc) can be reached via email by using the employee's last name and first initial. Example - Sheila Gill, School Secretary at You may also call the office during regular business hours at (616) 681-9637.

TECHNOLOGY - Any and all questions concerning parent portals (log-ins, passwords, changing information, etc) must be directed to the WUS Technology Department. You will also want to contact technology with any iPad concerns, including broken iPads.

Technology - OR call 269-792-6611

BUSING - If you need to change a student's assigned busing routine, you must contact the Transportation Department. Please follow up any answers or changes made by calling/emailing with the Dorr office staff and your child's teacher. These changes are not automatically communicated between the two buildings. It is the parent's responsibility to communicate the change.

Transportation/Busing - OR call 269-792-2262

FOOD SERVICE - All Free/Reduced Hot Lunch Applications are confidential. If you have questions concerning the WUS food service program, please contact the following:

Food Service Program - OR call 269-792-3150

Dorr Elementary Is On Facebook!

Please visit our Facebook Page! We are excited to share events, updates, and activities going on in our school. It's your one stop shop for all things Dorr Elementary! Check it out today!

Please note: Questions should still be directed to the school directly. Questions asked on Facebook posts will not be answered.

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