Dorr Press

December 16, 2022

Mark Your Calendar!

Here are the upcoming events at Dorr Elementary!


Jan 3rd: School Resumes

Jan 3rd - 20th: NWEA Testing For Students

Jan 10th: PTO Meeting 7pm

Jan 13th: Progress Reports Posted After 4pm

Jan 20th: PTO Movie Night


Jan 31st: Popcorn Day

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

A Note From The Principal

Dorr Families,

The holiday season is no doubt a busy time of year. In the hustle and bustle of it all, it is easy to let this magical season pass you by. I encourage you to take a moment and slow down. See the holiday season through your child's eyes. Lose yourself in the merriment and wonder this time brings.

From the Dorr Elementary family, we wish you the happiest of Holidays and a joyous and healthy New Year! We can't wait to see you all in 2023!

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Seniura

November Student Of The Month - Teamwork

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Artist Corner

Dorr Elementary has a Distinguished Artist Program in which student artwork is on

display like an art gallery for the school year. Each year 9 students are chosen as a

Distinguished Artist. The distinguished artist is a student who is responsible in art,

shows their creativity and works hard on all projects. Ms. Corcoran chooses 3 to 4

pieces of artwork in which the students followed directions and completed the

project adding their creativity. A committee of staff members then votes on the

projects to choose the winner.

Distinguished Artist - Carson Silcox

Congratulations Carson Silcox!

In art class we did a multi-media project of a snowy penguin.

We painted the background using watercolor. We sprinkled

salt onto the watercolor to create a crystalized effect. Then we

drew a penguin and used oil pastels to add color. We then cut

out the penguin and glued it onto our background. Carson’s

penguin turned out great! Carson always tries his best in art.

He uses his time well and always has a positive attitude. Nice work Carson!

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Distinguished Artist - Oliver Jara

Congratulations Oliver Jara!

In Kindergarten class we painted winter trees. We used a piece of

cardboard dipped in paint to create our trees. We then used white

paint to add our snow. Oliver’s trees turned out beautiful! Oliver

always is on task in art. He is always kind to his classmates. Thank you

Oliver for always doing a great job in art!

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Happening In The Halls

High School "Elves" Deliver Messages Direct From The North Pole!

Members of the High School delivered some very special messages to Mrs. Hielkema's 2nd grade class. Students got messages from the North Pole complete with candy canes!
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High School Choir Brings Sweet Sounds Of The Season To Dorr Elementary

The Wayland Union High School Choir treated the students and staff to a festive caroling performance. What a great way to lead into the holiday season!
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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

Fun Sports Opportunity

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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

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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