DAVIS HILL COMMUNITY UPDATE

September 9, 2019

Dear Davis Hill Community,

It was awesome to see so many families on Friday night at our Ice Cream Social. Thank you to all of our volunteers for giving your time to help make the night a success! We truly appreciate the Davis Hill Community support of our community events and fundraisers.


The week ahead is our first full, five day week of school! Enjoy this beautiful fall weather.


Kindly,

Jay C. Norton, Principal


*Don't forget to read through the entire update... there are always more dates in the Upcoming Events Section. If you have any questions/ concerns- please don't hesitate to contact me/ the office.

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CURRICULUM/ MEET THE TEACHER NIGHTS

CURRICULUM/ MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT

After consideration of the feedback received last year- we have asked our grade level teams to schedule their own plans for their Curriculum/ Meet the Teacher Nights this year. Please see the following outline of timing/ presentation to expect this year at each grade level. Once again- we will be sending out a survey at the conclusion of the Curriculum/ Meet the Teacher Nights to gather feedback and inform our future decision making.

Kindergarten

Date: September 10th

Time: 5:30-6:00PM

Who is Invited/ Audience: Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) Only

First Grade

Date: September 10th

Time: 6:00-6:30

Who is Invited/ Audience: Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) and Student (First Grader)

Second Grade

Date: September 11th

Time: 5:30-6:00 (may run a bit later)

Who is Invited/ Audience: Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) and Student (Second Grader)

Third Grade

Date: September 11th

Time: 5:30-6:00PM

Who is Invited/ Audience: Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) and Student (Third Grader)

Fourth Grade

Date: September 17th

Time: 5:30-6:00PM

Who is Invited/ Audience: Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) and Student (Fourth Grader)

Fifth Grade

Date: September 17th

Time: 5:30-6:00PM

Who is Invited/ Audience: Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) and Student (Fifth Grader)

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10/ MORNING DROP OFF/ BUS EVACUATION DRILL

Please note that we are scheduled to perform our Bus Evacuation Drill on Tuesday morning during the morning drop-off time. As a result of the drill- there may be delays and/ or more traffic than is typical in the parking lot area. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12/ 6:00PM/ PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE

Prior to the PTA Meeting, I will be in the Conference Room for anyone who would like to come by. This time is for general school discussion and not for confidential/ individualized topics (Please schedule a meeting with me for any needs of this kind). Provided the hour, I will have some tea and water available instead of coffee.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12/ 6:30PM/ PTA MEETiNG

Join the Davis Hill PTA for their first meeting of the school year on Thursday!

BOXTOPS - SUPPORT THE PTA

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BUS CAPACITY/ PERMISSION REQUIRED

IMPORTANT:

This year the bus company has stated to us at Davis Hill the importance of students only riding the bus that they have been assigned. We have been asked to ensure that parents be mindful of bus capacity, some of the buses are already full and even a few 'extra' kids will stop the buses from moving. Therefore; we will not be able to transport students on a bus for CCD, Sports Practices, Child Play Dates, etc.

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FIFTH GRADE FUNDRAISING - SPAGHETTI SUPPER

5th grade parents, the next Spaghetti Supper planning meeting will be Tues., Sept. 17 right after the curriculum night.


We are seeking donations for the Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction. If you have a relationship with a local business or goods/services you’d be willing to donate please email DavisHillClassof2020@gmail.com.


Please also bring in a box of regular spaghetti to contribute to the supper.


*Donations can come from anyone- not just parent(s)/ guardian(s) of 5th Graders.

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DRAGON DASH - DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!

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HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION

Return to School Reminders from Health Office



  • All Medication orders must be renewed each school year. New Medication orders and medication should be brought in the day before or the first day of school by an adult. Students are not allowed to transport medications to school. (the two exception are: Epipens or rescue inhalers that a student carries in their backpack) Nurse must be notified of any self- carry medications.


*Medication order forms can be downloaded off the school website using the Health tab on the website. Allergy action plans can also be downloaded.


  • ALL medications administered at school must have a physician order and parent permission. This includes prescription and over the counter medications. Please see medication policy on the website.


  • All students must be fully immunized by the first day of school. The only exceptions are written documentation from a doctor for medical exemptions or a written document stating due to religious beliefs you child has not been vaccinated. The exemption forms must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Those not fully vaccinated may be excluded from school if a immunization preventable disease occurs at school.


  • Students entering the 4th grade need to have an updated physical and immunization record on file in the health office. Please send in as soon as they get their physical.



Sandra


Sandra Berquist BSN RN NCSN

Davis Hill School Nurse


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WRSD SEPAC INFORMATION (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)

Welcome back to school! SEPAC would like to invite you to our first meeting and a Meet and Greet with the new Administrator of Special Education, Christine Smith. We would like to see everybody come out to meet the new director, meet new parents, and learn more about the role of SEPAC in the district and how we can help you.

Location: Central Office Curriculum Center

Dates: September 10th at 6pm and September 11th at 10am

Hope to see you there!

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Here are some key dates and links to keep handy.


CALENDAR FOR 2019-2020


9/10: Bus Evacuation Drill in AM

9/10: K and Grade 1 Curriculum/ Meet the Teacher Night

9/11: Grade 2 and Grade 3 Curriculum/ Meet the Teacher Night

9/12: Principal's Coffee/ Tea (6:00PM)

9/12: PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

9/17: Grade 4 and Grade 5 Curriculum/ Meet the Teacher Night

9/19: SIMCO Meeting (4:00PM)

9/26: Professional Development Day (12:20 Dismissal for All Students)*

9/27: Spaghetti Supper

10/6: Annual Dragon Dash

10/10: School Picture Day


*Please make note of all half-days (12:20 dismissal time) for the year in calendar (9/26, 10/24, 1/30, 3/12, 5/22 and the last day of school).

PARENT CORNER

I'm going to leave this information in for one more week.
Ask any Davis Hill staff member and they will tell you that I often use sports analogies to reflect my thoughts/ philosophies on education/ parent-student-teacher relationships/ etc.


I have come across these three images from time-to-time and find them powerful. As parents and teachers we are our kids 'coaches' as they navigate their home/ school and social world. It's important that we are making a commitment to focus on personal growth, attitude and self-responsibility in a safe and supportive environment as we 'coach' the kids in our community to reach their potential and find their own passions in life!

PRESENTATION AT HIGH SCHOOL

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

ITEMS POSTED ARE NOT AFFILIATED/ ENDORSED BY DAVIS HILL OR WRSD BUT PROVIDED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE/ INFORMATION.
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