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Danville CSD Elementary Newsletter, November 23, 2021

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School Updates

*We are currently at the mid-term of 2nd quarter. It is a great time to check in with your child's teacher to see if he/she needs to replenish any school supplies.

*Please be reminded to check your child's backpack daily for school updates, important papers, and samples of school work.

*It is important for students to continue to read daily during school breaks. This habit will help them to not fall back during the break from school. We encourage you to continue to log reading steps during the Thanksgiving holiday break!

*Nurse Enger sent an email to all Kindergarten - 5th grade parents concerning eye exams. If you do not wish for your child to have his/her eyes examined at school by American Eye Care, please call or email Nurse Enger.

*As we get closer and closer to winter weather, please be reminded students are required to have snowpants, boots, a hat, and gloves/mittens in addition to their regular winter coat to play in the snow.

*It would be very helpful if parents could please label all coats, boots, hats, hoodies, jackets, etc with your child's name.

*This year's holiday programs will be held December 12th at Danville Elementary School. Watch for upcoming information from Mrs. Huebner concerning program times.

*Each grade will once again be taking on a charity project for the holiday season. Please watch for information from your child's teacher for his/her respective grade's project.

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 22nd

*Danville CSD School Board Meeting @ 5:30 p.m. - 21st Century Room

Tuesday, November 23rd

*Mid-Term for the 2nd Quarter

Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th

*NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 29th

*K - 5 American Eye Care Eye Exams

Tuesday, November 30th

*Preschool Family Night 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Elementary Cafeteria

Wednesday, December 1st

*Early Out for Professional Development

Friday, December 10th

*5th Grade Angel Tree Shopping Trip

Sunday, December 12th

*Danville Elementary Holiday Programs

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Veterans Day Assembly

On Thursday, November 11th Danville CSD celebrated Veterans Day with an all-school assembly. Several elementary students had speaking parts during the assembly. Prior to Veterans Day all sixth grade students were required to write essays entitled "What a Veteran Means To Me". Four sixth grade students were chosen to read their essays at the assembly. Those students were Carter Boline, Elizabeth Jensen, Lexi Roberts, and Amy Stuecker. In addition, several of Mrs. Johnson's TAG students conducted on-stage interview questions with other students. Those students were Harris Boughton, Carson Freitag, Makinley Graham, Bailey Haubrich, Mason Johnson, Lane Lambert, Lincoln Macans, Beckett Moretz, Sawyer Mutchler, Liam Vahle, Lilith Vahle, and Bennett Wenck. The elementary students involved all did a great job. Many thanks to Alice McLeland and Ashley Johnson for their roles in setting up the Veterans Day Assembly.
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Main Street School Crossing Lights

The wind storm that occurred over the weekend of November 13th - 14th, damaged the school crossing flashing light system. One pole was blown over, causing the entire system to stop working. We are in the process of getting the light system fixed, however in the meantime we are using a rolling stop sign that sits in the middle of Main Street one hour before and after arrival and dismissal. Please proceed with caution as you drive through the school zone.
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Elementary Eye Exams

All students in Kindergarten - 5th grade will have their eyes checked by American Eye Care on Monday, November 29th. Nurse Enger has sent information via email to all parents of students that will have their eyes checked. Parents can excuse their child from the examination if they so choose. Parents can email Nurse Enger if you do not wish to have your child's eyes examined.
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Did You Know?

November is Family Literacy Month! Here are some great ways for parents to encourage family literacy during the month of November.

*Visit the library!

*Join a book club.

*Read as a family.

*Listen to age-appropriate audio books as a family.

*Read a book and then watch the movie to compare.

*Watch Youtube book trailers.

*Donate your old books.

*Create a mini lending library box in your neighborhood.

*Take a "What Should I Read Next?" online quiz.

*Read! Read! Read!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Danville Elementary wishes all of our students and their families a very special Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy some restful time with family and friends. Enjoy your break!