DAVIS HILL COMMUNITY UPDATE

September 27, 2021

Dear Davis Hill Community,


I hope that everyone is enjoying the weekend and the return of the sun! There is new information in all sections of the update this week... so please make sure to read through the entire update! Community Flyers (i.e. Soccer/ Lacrosse/Girl Scouts Information/ Etc.) is included in the bottom 'Community Section' when I am asked to attach flyers.


One quick Item:


- PD Half-Day On Wednesday:

Reminder that WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th is our first Professional Development Day/ Half-Day of the year. Dismissal will be at 12:30.


Kindly,

Jay Norton, Principal


Quote of the Week:

'Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.'

-Robert Collier

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Mrs. Gardner

We had to say goodbye to one of our DH All-Stars on Friday. It certainly isn’t easy … and I know that our #DHDragons past and present will miss Mrs. Gardner tons. That said- We all know that #OnceADragonAlwaysADragon and Jen will always have a place at DH. Best to Jen and we hope to see you soon!

Next Steps For Art

While saying goodbye to Mrs. Gardner is not easy, we are very excited to announce that we have identified a candidate for our Art Position! Mrs. Anisa Kackley will be joining Davis Hill!


Mrs. Kackley is a certified Visual Arts and Instructional Technology Teacher who for the last five years has been working in the Grafton Public School system. Mrs. Kackley has put in her notice in Grafton and she will (hopefully) be joining Davis Hill on Tuesday, October 12th. In the meantime, we'll try to maintain as much consistency as possible via substitute in Art until Mrs. Kackley joins us on the 12th.

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BOOK FAIR

Thanks to Davis Hill Alumni Linda Prouty, Chuck Skillings and Karen Cavan, Davis Hill is having a Fall Book Fair!


Our DHDragons should have brought home a flyer this week with information; however, if that information didn't make it out of the backpack... the Book Fair will be located outside of Davis Hill in front foyer area at the following times:


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30-7:00PM

Wednesday: 2-5PM


If you can't make it to school, but you would like to support the Book Fair (Funds help pay for Scholastic Magazines for students/ Books for Classrooms) you may also shop via the Scholastic Website (See the button below).

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IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR RUNNING CLUB (4TH AND 5TH GRADERS)

Please note... for 4th and 5th Grade Students who have been participating in Running Club... Running Club will be on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th this week due to the half-day on Wednesday. Any questions- please email Ms. Poh!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HALF-DAY ON WEDNESDAY

Reminder that WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th is our first Professional Development Day/ Half-Day of the year. Dismissal will be at 12:30.


The cafeteria will be providing Grab n' Go bag lunches at dismissal time for students on all scheduled early release days. Pre-orders will be taken in your child's first class of the morning for students who will be requesting a lunch on half-days.

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Meet Your Teacher Night*

This year, our school (along with other WRSD Schools) will be holding 'Meet Your Teacher' Nights virtually. Your classroom teacher will be providing further details/ links for these meetings; however, I did want to provide the general schedule below:


K: 9/30 @5:30

1: 9/23 @5:00

2: 9/27 @5:00

3: 9/29 @5:00

4: 9/30 @5:30

5: 9/30 @5:00


*Virtual links will be sent by your classroom teacher prior to the scheduled time.

Dr. McCall's Message

If you have not already, please read through Dr. McCall's latest 'Wachusett News' for updated information.
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MEETING

We had a great turnout for our first meeting of the school year! Looking forward to having more DH families join us in the future!


Please see the button below for the PTA Membership/ Contact Form if you are interested in becoming a member!


Also included below is a button to go directly to the PTA Website. Check it out!

PTA WEBSITE

Check out this link for updates/ etc. from the PTA

DRAGON DASH!

It's back! Please see the flyer below for information on this year's Dragon Dash! We are excited to be able to hold this event again this year and hope to see many of our DHDragons and DHCommunity members! Thank you to the Davis Hill PTA and our Dragon Dash volunteers and sponsors for helping to make it happen!
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HEALTH SCREENINGS

Please see the information on Health Screening (Scheduled for 10/5,10/6 and 10/7 at DH) below. Any questions/ please email Mrs. Villnave in the Health Office.

QUICK NOTES

-School Hours 9:00-3:30 (Doors Open at 8:50 and Dismissal starts at 3:25)

-School phone number (508.829.1754)

-Lunch Menu for September (HERE)


Please Note: Please be familiar with the following ADDENDUM to both our WRSD OPENING PLAN and Davis Hill Handbook.


OFFICE DISMISSALS

We respectfully request that all afternoon office dismissals (when they are required) occur prior to 3:10. The reason for this request is that it is difficult to balance end-of-the-day needs and the upcoming school-wide dismissal in the office. The office is considered 'closed' from 3:15-3:45 during the dismissal period.


POLICY REVIEW/ LOST ARTICLES*

The school will not assume responsibility for any items (brought to school by students), which are lost or stolen. A Lost and Found area is maintained in the cafeteria. On a monthly basis, unclaimed clothing will be donated. Pupils are encouraged to turn in any article found to the Lost and Found Area. Items coming to school, including lunch boxes, book bags, coats, hats, boots, and mittens should be clearly labeled with the student's first and last name.


*We respectfully request that students do not bring toys/ cards (Pokemon/ etc.)/ stuffed animals or personal possessions from home. These items can easily become lost, damaged or be ‘traded’ with friends.


CHANGES IN ROUTINE DISMISSAL:

If you have a change in dismissal routine, please make sure to write a note to your child's teacher.


If there is a change in dismissal necessary that occurs during the school day- the school office must receive a phone call. Thank you!

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DON'T FORGET THE HEALTH-ASSESSMENT EVERYDAY

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Update from WRSD Food Services

Wachusett Regional School District will be offering free lunch and breakfast (breakfast not currently available at DH. Looking to start in October) to all students through June 2022. Families do not need to complete the Free & Reduced Meal Application to receive these meals.

Families that may qualify for free or reduced fees (i.e. athletic fees , PSAT, SAT tests and college application fees) are encouraged to complete the form located on the WRSDschoolnutrition.com website to confirm eligibility.


Students wishing to purchase a second breakfast will be charged the regular purchase price of $2.25.

A second lunch will be charged the regular purchase price of $3.25 ($3.50 at WRHS).

Students bringing lunch from home may purchase milk for .60


Snacks and a la carte items are available for purchase in the cafeteria. Students must have funds available on their account or cash. IOUs are not permitted.

Please visit MySchoolBucks.com to set up an account for online payments to your child's lunch account.


SY 21-22 Early Release Days

The cafeteria will be providing Grab n' Go bag lunches at dismissal time for students on all scheduled early release days. Pre-orders will be taken in your child's first class of the morning.


Menus

The monthly lunch menu and all other foodservice related information can be found at WRSDschoolnutrition.com


Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact Margaret Barton, Supervisor of School Nutrition, at 508-829-1670 x278 or by email at Margaret_Barton@wrsd.net


Thank you!

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IMPORTANT DATES/ INFORMATION

Week of September 27th:

-Book Fair Week (See info above)


Wednesday, September 29th:

-Half-Day Professional Development Day (12:30 Dismissal)


Sunday, October 3rd:

-Dragon Dash (See Link HERE)


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday October 5th, 6th and 7th:

-Hearing and Vision Screening


Thursday, October 7th:

-Picture Day


Monday, October 10th:

-No School/ State Holiday-Indigenous Peoples' Day


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Please Note: Dates may be subject to change pending circumstances outside of our control.

2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Family In Need

We have a DHFamily that is looking for some support for meals over the next couple of weeks during a time of family need. If you are able/ interested in helping, please reach out to Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Sabrina Alcock (sabrina_alcock@wrsd.net). Thank you!
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