Dorr Press

February 3, 2020

Upcoming Events

February 11th - PTO Meeting 7pm

February 12th - Count Day

February 12th - Preschool Payments Due!

February 13th - Robotics Bash 4-5pm

February 18th - Early Childhood Night 6pm

February 19th - Kids Heart Challenge


February 29th - Daddy/Daughter Dance Middle School 6-8pm

March 4th - Popcorn Day

March 6th - End of 2nd Trimester

March 13th - Report Cards Posted

March 16th and 18th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8pm


March 23rd - Skate Party 6-8pm Byron Fun Spot

Preschool Payments Due Soon!

Reminder - Preschool Payments are due February 12th!

Payments can be made by credit card on the parent portal, or by cash or check in the office. This is the last payment for the 2019-20 school year so any remaining balance will be due at that time!

Early Childhood Night - Save The Date!

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Dorr PTO - Be In The Know!

The Daddy/Daughter Dance is right around the corner! Flyers were sent home this week with students. This year there are no presale tickets or need to RSVP. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00 per person. Volunteers are needed to make this a magical night for our students. Please contact Danielle Martin at (616) 890-2492 if you are able to help!
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100 Days Smarter!

Mrs. Roelofs Young 5's class celebrated being 100 days smarter with some fun activities! They counted 100 things, played games and had a special 100th day of school snack.

Kindergarten Corner

Miss Osborn's Kindergarten class is learning that math and team work go together! Check out the fun they are having doing math lessons with their partners!

2nd Grade Experiment Fun

2nd Graders in Mrs. Smallegan's class recently did a fun science experiment with paper. The question was posed to the class, " Could you make a house out of paper? Why or why not?" The class agreed that you probably could not because it would fall down easily. Then they put their creativity to work building paper houses of their own!

Third Grade Science

Mrs. Licari's 3rd graders started a new science unit recently. The Incredible Forces unit focuses on the different forces that we encounter. Students built bridges and used supports to transport pennies across and also built hopper poppers to test out different forces. Science can be "Incredibly" fun!

3rd Grade Robotics Bash

The Third Graders have a unique opportunity to participate in a Robotics Bash with the Middle and High School Robotics teams. Permission slips were sent home to 3rd grade students and were due on January 30th. The Robotics Bash will give students an inside look at what our Robotics teams do. They will get to participate in some activities that the team would normally do. Thank you to Mrs. Foster and the Robotics team for bringing this unique opportunity to our 3rd graders!

*Important note for Parents: For the safety of your participating student in the Robotics Bash, please plan on picking your child up from Dorr Elementary at 5:00pm. Students will not be released to parent without verifying a photo ID so please make sure that you have it out and ready at pick up. Thank you!

Artist Corner

Mrs. Corcoran is making the most of the winter weather by helping the kids making snow men! Big snow men, little snow men, and snow families were all created by the 1st graders. Lets hope that doesn't trigger old man winter to bring snow storms to Dorr Elementary! Great job 1st Graders!

The Kids Heart Challenge Is On!

By now your students should have brought home information on the Kids Heart Challenge.

The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. It prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well-being. (American Heart Association website).

Our challenge takes place during the school day of Wednesday February 19th. Each class will take turns participating in 50 min of fun physical activity. Donations can be made online if parents create an account for their student. Cash and check donations should be turned into the school no later than the day of the challenge. Please make checks out to: The American Heart Association.

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Dorr Elementary Receives Grant

Dorr Elementary was nominated by a local Exxon/Mobil station to receive a $500.00 grant. We would like to thank Exxon/Mobil for their generous gift! The funds will be used to support math and science programs in our building.

Winter Is Here!

Winter is here and that means sending all the winter gear with your student. Please make sure that all items sent from home are clearly marked with your childs name. Also please take a moment to review with your student how to get dressed for the weather. Taking the extra time to practice zipping zippers, getting boots on, etc can help your child be ready to get the most out of recess time.

If you are missing winter items, be sure to stop by the school and check out our lost and found area. We have a large amount of hats and gloves, sweatshirts and more waiting to be reunited with their families!

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Outstanding People For Education Award

The Allegan County School Boards Association presents the first annual “Outstanding People for Education Award.” The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor people in education who are excelling in their field and/or are making an impact in the quality of education in Allegan County.

Examples of whom to nominate could include: a teacher, classroom aide, administrator, secretary, board member, volunteer, bus driver, custodian, support staff, social worker, therapist, consultant, community member, or anyone who supports education.

Some things to consider when nominating are people who have made a difference in the overall quality of education by demonstrating knowledge and skill in their area of responsibility, have developed new or unique programs that enhance the classroom experience, play a leadership role in education, are a true “team player” in the school setting, provides significant support for a program or service, and exhibits an attitude that promotes a positive working and learning environment.

It could also be someone who has made an impact on the quality of an individual student’s educational experience by demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of individual students and provides service “above and beyond” their job description.

Nominations can come from anyone (students, parents, school staff and community members) and can also be kept anonymous. Forms are available online at or in the school office. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2020.