Trailblazer Times

December 14-18, 2015


Dec 14: 5th Grade Spelling Bee in DCE Cafeteria 8:15-??am

Dec 15: DLI Educator Meeting @ Wilson @ 3:30-4:30pm

Dec 16: Student Counsel Members to Retirement Home 8:30-9:30am

Dec 16: Baby Shower for Heather Chambers @ 3:15pm in DCE Library

Dec 17: Winter Parties Last Hour of Day 1st-5th 1:45-2:45pm (Kinder at 12:45-1:45pm)

Dec 18: DCE Sing Along @ 8:00am (see details below)

Dec 18: EARLY RELEASE @ 12:50pm (Tricia will send schedule for the day)


Dec 19-Jan 3rd: Winter Break

Jan 4: Return to School!!

Jan 4: Faculty Meeting @ 3:15 in DCE Library (Fun Run People will be present)

Jan 5: Fun Run Kick Off Pep Rally @ 1:45-2:45pm in DCE Gym

Jan 7: PTO Board Meeting in DCE Library @ 9:15-9:45am

Jan 11: Grade Level Team Data Meeting with Shannon during Conference Times

Jan 13: Mrs. O'Neill will be bring Mr. Hill around for classroom visits to all those who attended Literacy Academy to observe strategies in action

Jan 13: PLC Day: 3rd in am and 5th in pm....bring data based on your action steps

Jan 13: Team Leader Meeting @ 3:15pm in Jennifer's room

Jan 14: Fun Run Day! Tricia will send schedule

Jan 15: Last Day of 2nd 9 Weeks Spirit Rally in Gym @ 8:15am

Jan 18: No School!!!

Jan 20: PLC Day: Kinder am and 2nd pm....bring data based on your action steps

Jan 20: Evacuation Drill @ 9:20am

Jan 20: District DLI Advisory Meeting @ 4:00-5:00pm @ Admin

Jan 20: New Parent Enrollment Meeting for DLI @ DCE Cafeteria @ 7:00-8:00pm

Jan 21: Family Math Night at DCE!! 6:00-7:30pm

Jan 22: 1st Day of Spring Trail Days

Jan 25: Pot Luck Hosted by Upstairs

Jan 25: Vertical Team Meeting & Training (begin in Library 1st)

Jan 26: PLC Day: 1st am and 4th pm....bring data based on your action steps

Jan 26: Creative Arts Drama Club "Alice In Wonderland" @ 1:45-2:30pm in DCE Cafe

Jan 27: DLI K-2nd Vertical Planning Day

Jan 27: Spring DLI Parent Meeting (all parents & new parents to DLI & rising 5th graders) time?? I have 6:30-8:30....that can't be right but it is at Wilson....stay tuned!

Jan 28: DLI 3rd-5th Vertical Planning Day

Jan 29: 2nd Parent Learning Walk 8:00-10:00am (will include seeing Trail Days)


1. Please electronically sign all walk throughs and observations.

2. Please remind parents in your newsletters if they plan to help with the Winter Parties, they must complete the Background Check Form.

3. Tricia will send out an Early Release schedule for the 18th AND after the break the Fun Run Schedule for the 14th.

4. Take any "living" thing home for the break! Also, please be sure you take down holiday decorations sometime BEFORE Jan 4th.

5. Check your hallway to ensure it is reflective of the learning environment we want for the DCE learners.

6. Please be thinking about what club you want to sponsor for the Spring Trail Days. An email will be sent out after we return asking for your choice.


CELEBRATE...another outstanding music performance! Angela, we are so lucky to have you here at DCE not only producing fun music programs that showcase our learners and their talent but also instilling in them a love of music!!

CELEBRATE...Kathy, Leslie, Shelby, Chela, Allison, Cole, Nancy, and Kendra for supporting the music program and Angela! It takes a village!!

CELEBRATE...Nancy for the love of art she instills in our learners and the lessons she designs to practice skills and be creative! We are so excited and proud that our very own Shraavya's holiday design won the district contest and will be on the district holiday card!!

CELEBRATE...3rd grade and the multicultural study their kids are immersed in right now! And...thanks for sharing your yummy food with us from your Multicultural Feast!

CELEBRATE....the work and dedication from all the PLC groups!! It's going to pay off and our kiddos ARE going to be successful!!

CELEBRATE...the Fall Trail Days!! They kids are REALLY disappointed they have to wait until the end of January for the next session to begin!! Amazing opportunities for our learners!!



Dec 1: Jennifer Stepter

Dec 14: Shelby Burger

Dec 26: Sandra Benton

Dec 27: Kendra Broom

Dec 29: Ashley Minton

Pretty much says it all....

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