Mike Davis Elementary Newsletter

September 2021

A Letter from the Principal

Dear MDE Families,

We are back in the swing of things here at Mike Davis Elementary! If you were unable to join us for Curriculum Night on August 17th, please be sure that your child logs into Canvas so that you can view a Curriculum Night video posted by your teacher. Teachers introduce themselves, and discuss some of the important expectations for the year in these videos.

As you are setting your expectations at home for the school year, please be sure technology is also part of the discussion. Technology has become an important component of our lives, and it is imperative that you talk with your children about how they are using it appropriately. Kids love to connect with others online, so it is important to regularly discuss with your child who they are talking to and what the content of their discussions are about. For more resources about online safety and talking points, please visit www.commonsense.org.

Additionally, as you are planning for this school year, please be sure to use your Family Organization Station! These calendars are being sent home this week, and important dates for the school year are already included. You might consider hanging this calendar in a common area, like the refrigerator, so that your family can see important dates that are coming up.

As always, I am honored to be a part of the MDE family. If there is anything I can help with at all, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you so much for your continued support.

Warmest Regards,

Melissa Stamper

Principal, MDE

A Letter from the Assistant Principal

Dear MDE Families,

Thank you so much for helping make the first month of school, a smooth one! We truly had a wonderful first month of school! The students have done great with learning the expectations, routines, and procedures.

Below you will find useful information and upcoming dates to keep in mind. If there is anything I can help with to help your child be more successful at school please contact me.


Mrs. Lauriault

Assistant Principal

(239) 377-9002



Code of Student Conduct

In accordance with the mandate required by Florida Law, all students attending Collier County Public Schools will be provided access to the Code of Student Conduct handbook, hereinafter referred to as the Code. The Code provides for recognition of the rights of the student, including the right to learn. It provides for the recognition of responsibilities of students in respect to the rights of others and in respect to the obligation of all the schools to provide the order necessary for meaningful and effective instruction and learning. Below please a link to the 2021-2022 Code of Student Conduct. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school.

English: https://www.collierschools.com/Page/4900

Spanish: https://www.collierschools.com/Page/4902

Creole: https://www.collierschools.com/Page/4901

Health Screenings Reminder

Health screenings will be provided to students on the following dates:

Vision Screening (Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) September 8, 2021

Hearing Screening (grades kindergarten, 1, 3) October 15, 2021

Height and Weight Measurements (grades 1, 3, 6) October 15, 2021

Dental Screening (Head Start & grade 3) October 15, 2021

If you do not want your child to receive one or more of these screenings, YOU MUST complete an Opt-Out form. Forms are available at your child’s school (Front Desk) or on the District website at www.collierschools.com/Page/3065

District Testing Dates Reminder

District Quarter Benchmarks for Grade 3-5: October 11-15

We will be having our English Language Arts, Math, Science District Assessments in October. Please consider these dates when scheduling any appointments during the benchmark window so that students are presenting during testing.

MDE Counselor's Corner

Hello Mike Davis Families!

I am so excited to be serving as the school counselor again this year as we Lead Like Rockstars! Our school year is off to a great start, and we are working hard every day to make learning fun and foster a sense of belonging among all our Mike Davis Rockstars! I wanted to reintroduce myself and give you a little more information about my role as the school counselor. I always tell students that my job at school is just to help students and that I am an extra friend at school for them to come and talk to! But what does that look like? And how can your child access school counseling services? As part of my role at I offer classroom guidance lessons with a focus on social emotional learning on topics such as, kindness, GRIT, emotional regulation, and coping skills. If a child has a personal, social or emotional need that is interfering with his/her academic progress they can also participate in individual or small group counseling with written parent permission. If you would like to have your child participate in a small group or individual counseling, please reach out to me! I am always happy to collaborate with parents and teachers to support students and help them reach their full potential! We’re going to have a great year!

Rachael Lefever

MDE School Counselor



Math Practice At home

Your students have access to district math programs at home. These are great ways for your student to practice and reinforce what they are learning in school at home. Below are the resources available and directions on how to access them.

Waggle Kinder-3rd

  1. Sign into your student computer or your student portal if using a home computer https://origin.collierschools.com/app/Portal
  2. Click on Canvas and scroll to resources on the left hand side
  3. Click on HMH Ed

  1. Click on Waggle
  2. Student will then be prompted to complete assignments and play games selected by the teacher.

ALEKS 4th & 5th Grade

  1. Sign into your student computer or your student portal if using a home computer https://origin.collierschools.com/app/Portal
  2. Click on Canvas and scroll to resources on the left hand side
  3. Click on McGraw Hill

  1. Click on ALEKS

  1. Students will then be prompted to complete assignments selected by the teacher or if no assignments available, they can choose a piece of their ALEKS pie to work on.

Don't forget to send a refillable water bottle each day!

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Mark Your Calendars!

September 6 & 7 - No School

September 14 - SAC Meeting 4:00 PM

September 16 - No School

Welcome to MDE!

Welcome to Mike Davis Elementary, home of the Shining Stars! Please contact us if you have any questions or you would like to become more involved in our school community.