Davidson Family Newsletter

September 2021

Principal's Message

What an amazing start to the YEAR! Thank you all for partnering with everyone at the school to make sure that kids arrived safely, had an incredible day and returned safely home again. I appreciate all of your support and positivity as this school year has kicked off.

Your student's teacher is your best resource if you have questions about content or routines in the classroom. Please don't hesitate to reach out to him/ her if you have any questions. The teachers are incredibly invested in your child's success and are ready to support your child/ family an any area needed.

We have many amazing opportunity for student that will be become available throughout the fall. Look for information about Ukulele club, Diversity Counsel and Imagine Learning coming home very soon.

Late Start Thursdays

Late Start Thursdays will begin on Thursday, September 2nd. Our busses will be running on a delayed schedule. Please check your PowerSchool Parent Portal for specific times. Davidson doors will open at 9:50AM, with our official start at 10AM.

We will still dismiss at 4:10pm (beginning procedures at 4:00pm) and will run our regular schedule with lunches, Encore, etc.

Friday, September 3rd: 1/2 Day (PM)

Our district provides teachers the opportunity to continue learning through a wide range of professional development. September 3rd will be a half day to allow us to participate in growing our learning. Davidson will begin dismissal procedures at 12:20PM, with our official end time at 12:30PM. Lunch will be served on this day, in an alternate schedule.
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Mrs. Williams Reading Corner

Welcome back to another fun year in our library. This year we are excited that we are back in our home space with library lesson and check out.

Your students will see me for library lesson on A weeks if they are in kindergarten through 2nd grade, and on B weeks if they are in 3rd-5th grade.

Some of the fun things we will be doing is exploring digital citizenship and how we can be safe, responsible, and respectful online. We will also have our Makerspace up and running in our library. I am so excited to show our students our new Spero RVR robot. Please feel free to reach to me with any of your student’s library questions. Happy reading!

Your friendly Librarian,

Mrs. Williams


If you are struggling with behaviors at home here are some helpful de-escalation strategies, you may want to try:

*Remove what is causing the behavior

*Get down to their eye level

*Offer empathy-the ability to understand and share the feelings of another

*Provide choices

*Re-teach expectations

*Reinforce desired behaviors

*Communicate care instead of control

Our staff loves to notice and name everything great our students are doing. By praising them in a positive and respectful manner and specifically communicating what they are doing well, we find that students are more willing to engage in that positive behavior.

Something to think about: “Behavior is a child’s attempt to communicate.”

More detailed information on this topic can be found at : https://wapave.org/tips-for-parents-summer-provides-time-to-reinforce-positive-behaviors-at-home/

What is Diversity Council?

Diversity Council is a student organization that exists in every North Kansas City school building K-12. Diversity Council serves as a tool to help aid students with relationship building and social skills. Through circle processes and by using the foundation and framework of Restorative Practices, our goal is to work with students to build strong school communities where students are empowered to advocate for issues of equity and inclusion, and foster environments that create a sense of belonging and connectedness.

At Davidson, a select group of 3-5th grade students and sponsors will meet once a month on the 3rd Friday during the school day. Our goal is teach lessons, participate in events and service projects that help our entire school community.

Transportation Changes

  • Please avoid transportation changes as much as possible. If necessary, please call the office by 3:00PM
  • Our priority is that children get home safely. Frequent changes make it challenging and can cause anxiousness and confusion with our students
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My PaymentsPlus is a great tool to pay for fees and add lunch money to your students account.

  • Risk Management is an optional Fee to add insurance on your students iPad. $20.00 per year, per student.
  • iPad insurance payments can be made online thru September 15th.
  • You can add lunch money to cover a-la-carte items for your student to purchase.
  • Yearbooks can be purchased at the end of the year

Exciting news from the Transportation Department!

The NKC Schools Transportation app is now available to download. VersaTrans My Stop allows families to track their students' bus location and arrival times, as well as receive updates on any delays. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices. See Frequently Asked Questions, directions and more: https://www.nkcschools.org/Page/5243

  • You will use your students lunch number as the Username and Password

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Message from PTA

Davidson PTA is excited to be providing grade-level t-shirts for all Comets this year! These shirts will be provided at NO COST to students and staff. Students will be requested to wear their shirts at times throughout the year--it will be a great way to show school spirit, grade-level pride and a safety measure for field trips and off-site school events.

We need to know FOUR IMPORTANT THINGS about your student(s):
1. Student First and Last Name (Fill one form per student)
2. Student Teacher
3. Student Grade
4. T-Shirt Size (Youth S-XL; Adult S-XL)
(100% pre-shrunk cotton Gildan shirts-runs to true size)

Please fill out the form with the information needed by Wednesday, September 8th. The link can be found below.


Also, September 21, 2021 @ 6pm in the gym we will be holding our first general meeting. We look forward to meeting and seeing you all in person.

PTA currently has a Treasurer position available if interested please email us at davidsoncometspta@gmail.com.

Thanks for your help making Davidson great and 2021-2022 a great school year.

Upcoming Events

9/2- Late Start Thursday

  • School starts at 10:00AM every Thursday

9/3- PM Half Day

  • School Dismisses at 12:30PM

9/6- No School

9/17- Future Hornet Night, North Kansas City High School

10/1- School Pictures