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Dragons are Ready to Rock!
Welcome Media Specialist Ms. Allbert
Davidsen Dragons Basketball
Davidsen Basketball season kicks off with our first game against Hill Middle on Wednesday Sept 7th at Hill. Come out and support the Dragons!
A big thank you and goes out to Dragon Basketball team member Evan Eassa who created and edited this awesome video with help from his dad. Thank you Evan and Dan Eassa!
*Paper game schedule is attached at the bottom of this newsletter
Feel free to share this video with friends and family to show your support for our Davidsen athletes!
Coming up in September
Conference Night: Sept 8
International Dot Day: Sept 15
Media Center Specialist Ms. Allbert is excited to sponsor International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration with DMS students onThursday, September 15.
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. Read more about International Dot Day
6th Grade Field Trip to Nature's Classroom: Sept 19-21
Author Visit with Christina Soontornvat: Sept 22
Start with Hello Week: Sept 26-30
Learn more about Reflections and how to participate by clicking here:
Music fundraiser: World's Finest Chocolate: Sept 13-27
Summer Reading and SLAM
In the Classroom
You can watch it live here
7th and 8th grade AVID students are excited to be part of the school-wide organizational initiative that begins with the school binder that was given to all students at the beginning of this year.
Ms. Wilton hopes all students will benefit from this school-wide effort to streamline work and productivity in students. Here are some highlights of the school-wide AVID Binder:
1. One place for all homework and papers to be signed and returned in the front HOMEWORK pocket.
2. Parents can monitor students work completion in the provided planner pages. Students should be writing in the planner every day for each applicable class.
3. Dividers make it easy to file papers by the correct class.
4. A school-wide bathroom pass is located in the back pocket.
Parents please check your student's work binder daily or as often as possible!
Ms. Mikhail's Yearbook Class is ready to begin putting together a year of memories for students to take home. They are currently putting theme ideas together and will vote on their favorite. The yearbook theme will be kept a secret until the big reveal at the end of the year. Don't miss out on your copy! Reserve your copy of the DMS 2023 Yearbook at yearbookordercenter.com using code 21848 You can also purchase a special dedication for your 8th grader at the site. Don't wait until time runs out!
OAR (Extra Help) Schedule
Students who would like extra help in a subject should take advantage of their teachers' OAR sessions during lunch.
Tuesdays: Reading/Language Arts
Fridays: Social Studies
Students visit their corresponding teacher for each subject during lunch on these days.
PAPER: Free Virtual Tutoring
6th Grade Book Club
Attention 6th graders: Love reading? Why not connect with like-minded students who also love to get lost in a good book? Ms. Allbert is inviting 6th Grade students to join her new
6th GRADE BOOK CLUB that will meet on Thursdays during lunch in the media center.
Fill out the short survey below and apply to be part of our next 6th grade book club!
Our next book club book:
Curse of the Night Witch
See Ms. Allbert in the media center for more information.
National Jr Honor Society
Students who currently have a 3.8 or higher GPA have been deemed eligible to apply for National Junior Honor Society NJHS. At this time students who have been given a packet must ensure their packet is turned in NO LATER THAN 4:20pm on September 16, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. If you have any questions on how to apply for NJHS, please reach out to Mrs. Seal in Room 628 or by email at email@example.com. The NJHS application packet is attached to this newsletter for your reference.
We are very proud and excited for our new group and once final selections have been made students will receive a formal invitation to NJHS and an official induction ceremony will be held in October.
Back to School Dance Party pics! (August 26)
Stock the Lounge
The month of September will be sponsored by the following Davidsen families/students:
Angela Easley, Ayden Stephens, Devonte Bankston, Michael Brissette, and Sarah Jones.
Thank you September Stock the Lounge donors!
Our teachers have said this PTSA sponsored effort is one of the things that makes being a Davidsen teacher special, so please consider chipping in to help let our teachers know we support and appreciate them. Participating in Stock the Lounge is easy: just click here to donate and the PTSA will take care of the rest! All funds donated will be used to purchase healthy snacks like whole fruit, grab and go chips and crackers, nuts, sparkling water, and more for the teachers' lounge.
Your name (and/or student's name) will be listed as a sponsor on a sign displayed in the lounge each month.
If you would like to donate something else, do your own shopping, or if you have a business who would like to participate, please contact our PTSA President, Scott.
Let's help keep our teachers energized for our students!
Dragon Gear is Here
Thank you for supporting the dragons with your spirit shirt and uniform orders! Orders made online after July 15 will be delivered to the school the week of September 6-9. If you chose to have items delivered to your home they should arrive soon. If you have any order specific questions, please contact Mascot Universe at (813) 933-2333. If you have general Gear questions, please email Carrie Garmendia - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Wishlists *New lists added*
Did you know teachers spend hundreds of their own money each year on classroom supplies? You can help them by chipping in on some items they need! Check your student's schedule if you want to contribute something for their teachers or classes.
Support the Dragons!
You can also sign up to volunteer with the PTSA by emailing email@example.com
Volunteers must also complete the district volunteer form.
Sept 2 Progress Reports
Sept 5 Labor Day (no school)
Sept 8 Conference Night (5-7:30pm)
Sept 15 International Dot Day
Sept 19-21 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Natures Classroom
Sept 23 -Alonso Band and Dance Team Middle School Night
Sept 26-30 Start with Hello Week
Every First Friday is College T-shirt Day and the PTSA sells Krispy Kreme Donuts before school! Donuts are $1 each or $11 for a dozen
Get the Latest News on Dragon's Den
Dragons Den (on Canvas) is where school-wide announcements are posted for students and parents. Students can also go to Dragon's Den to contact guidance counselors, see athletics announcements, and even order a yearbook. When logged into Canvas, click on Dragon's Den, then go to the Home Page to see a menu of choices, or click on "announcements" to see all the latest school-wide news.
You can also have Dragon's Den announcements emailed to you.
To make sure you are receiving emails from Dragons Den, go to "settings' in Canvas, click 'email notifications' > 'announcements' then select "immediately", "daily", or "weekly".
Don't miss school-wide news posted by teachers, administrators, or the PTSA!
Campus Safety and FortifyFL
Important school wide announcements are also made on Canvas via the "Dragon's Den" page.
By having the Canvas app on your phone, you can easily check in with your student's teachers and see grades as they are entered by teachers.
Canvas may be accessed by desktop and mobile. The best way to access Canvas from your phone is through the Canvas mobile app. You can download the Canvas Student app and the Canvas Parent app for iphone or Android. Once you have downloaded the app you must connect your account by searching under Hillsborough Public Schools in the search window. For easy desktop access without the app, bookmark the Canvas page in your web browser.
Make sure to communicate with your teacher if you have questions or concerns by using the messaging tool on Canvas. Regularly supervising your student's progress and helping them navigate the platform as necessary can make a big difference in your child's academic success!
For more information on setting up Canvas, click here
Help Davidsen students stay cell phone free
We ask parents and guardians to help our efforts by refraining from texting, calling, or otherwise messaging your student's phone during school hours. Any important communication may be made with Ms. Bryant in the front office, who will contact your student's teacher. Students may also contact you as needed by asking their teacher.
Students may bring a cell phone to school but it may only be used when a teacher requires it.
The cell phone rule also applies between classes and during lunch.
The Davidsen administration strongly believes that barring cell phone use in school is beneficial to our students' productivity, attention level, personal development, and more. We thank you for joining us in helping to promote and uphold our student-centered cell phone policy.