DAVIS HILL COMMUNITY UPDATE
SUMMER EDITION (June 29, 2023)
Dear Davis Hill Community,
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Quick DHUpdate below. This will be my last update for a few weeks (most likely) as I take a few days away and continue to 'catch up' from an exceedingly busy (but awesome) school year!
For our 5th Grade Families- most likely this will be the last DHUpdate. We'll miss our DHDragons and families from the class of 2023! Best wishes and please stay in touch! #OnceADragonAlwaysADragon!
For our incoming K Students and the rest of our DHDragons... Please stay tuned over the summer for more information. Please see the 'Summer Version" of the Update below for basic info. Please keep in mind that classroom/ homeroom/ teacher placement is not finalized until late August (I will send the exact date that classroom assignments are considered final in a future update).
Keep an eye out for more updates throughout the summer!
Jay Norton, Principal
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“There is nothing permanent except change.”
As a part of the work of our Recess/ Playground Committee, we (Thanks Mrs. P) have developed the following survey and are looking for feedback from our DHDragons and parents. Parents, if you could help us get your child's feedback we would appreciate it! We'll review all responses and consider input as we move forward. It would be appreciated if we could have as many responses as possible by July 10th! But we'll keep it open through July. Thank you!
Please see the links below for information and reading logs for summer reading! Thanks to our Library volunteers and Mrs. D for putting this together!
*There is NO QUESTION... that summer reading and playing math games/ reviewing math facts over the summer is important to reduce natural summer regression of academic skills. Work to try to get your child(ren) to read! Keep a journal! Practice math facts! Play a board game! Anything... to help keep learning going over the summer months will be helpful. Reducing electronic use, getting outside for exercise and play and reading more are also great ways to MODEL for our kids and get involved with them! I know it's my personal challenge to myself as well!
Wiffle Ball Tuesdays
Bringing back... Wiffle Ball "Tuesdays"...
Join me at Davis Hill on Tuesday, July 11 and July 18 between 5:00-5:45/ 6:00 if any of our DHDragons want to take some swings against me. All DHDragons welcome! In between swings DHDragons can play outside. Last year we played on the blacktop behind Gym/ Music and it worked out great!
While I am working quite a bit during July, it is highly recommended that if you plan on visiting the office that you email me and Mrs. Slavin at firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com to make sure that one of us will be in the office. Tara does not work the full summer and I do have some vacation time coming up so it is best to email ahead of time to make sure one of us will be in.
Supply Lists for '23-'24
Please note that individual classroom teachers may have some additional requests for supplies in addition to the supplies listed (Classroom Placements are typically not made public until late August/ approximately one week prior to the school year beginning).
If you have any questions/ concerns or challenges related to supplies, please reach out to Mr. Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT DATES/ INFORMATION
-Wiffle Ball Tuesday (5:00-5:45)
-Wiffle Ball Tuesday (5:00-5:45)
-Davis Hill Open House (More Details to Come)
-First Day of School For Grades 1-5
-Kindergarten Drop In Day (More Information To Come)
-First Day of School For Kindergarten
-Labor Day/ No School
Dragon Dash (See flyer below)
Please Note: Dates may be subject to change pending circumstances outside of our control.
PTA NEWS AND NOTES
Please see the button below for the PTA Membership/ Contact Form if you are interested in becoming a member!
Also included below is a button to go directly to the PTA Website. Check it out!
DRAGON DASH FOR 2023!!
Gale Free Library!
Summer reading is highly recommended for all DHDragons! While everyone needs some time away during the summer months, it is important to keep our DHDragons reading and/ or listening to stories/ books! The Gale Free Library is an amazing resource and I highly recommend scheduling time to bring your DHDragon to the library to select some cool summer reading material.