The Flores Flyer
September 1, 2022 Volume 5, Issue 2
Dear Davis Ducks,
For the past eight years Davis Magnet School has been implementing practices of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). There are four main elements of PBIS that include: (1) Supporting Social Competence and Academic Achievement, (2) Supporting Student Behavior, (3) Supporting Decision Making, and (4) Supporting Staff Behavior. Consistent review of data, application of best practices, and the establishment of systems to best support students are at the core of any PBIS school.
Over time, our team has carefully applied each of these aspects to provide a Multi-Tiered System of Support so that our students may grow academically, behaviorally, and socially-emotionally. We’ve seen tremendous growth from our students and it has been a true collaborative effort that has included our Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, School Psychologist, Behavior Specialist, Counselor, Health Office, Specialists, and Social Worker. Our team has been thoughtful in the application and worked hard to meet the needs of each of our students.
In years’ past our school has received recognition by the California PBIS Coalition at the Silver level, twice at the Gold, along with receiving the California Cares Award. This year, Davis Magnet School received Platinum recognition, which is the highest level of recognition for a school.
I am so proud of our team and the systems that have been established to support our students. All of this is based on trust and relationships as teachers and staff work hard to get to know each of our students’ needs. I am equally proud of our students. Their efforts to learn and grow as scholars and positive contributors to our community are to be commended. Additionally, your support at home has been instrumental to our students’ success. Thank you for your trust and partnership.
Congratulations, Davis Ducks, on this well-deserved recognition.
The Davis Staff - National Blue Ribbon School Team
Back-To-School Night is Wednesday, September 7
Back-To-School Night is one of the most important events of the school year as it gives parents the opportunity to hear directly from the teacher regarding the upcoming school year. Additionally, there will be two general meetings in the MPR, to accommodate our our large school population. Learn about big ideas for the year from Mrs. Flores and how to support your child's education through our Foundation and PTA.
BTSN will consist of multiple meetings that are intended only for parents/guardians. We appreciate your efforts to find childcare for your children. Myself, and many of our teachers, are working parents, so we completely empathize with the challenges of juggling schedules. Thank you for making accommodations to your schedule for this one night so that you may learn what to expect and how to best support your child during the school year.
Back-To-School Night ~ Wednesday, September 7
3:45 to 4:20 p.m.: Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom Teacher Presentations
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.: General meeting #1 in the MPR with Mrs. Flores, Foundation, & PTA
5:10 to 5:50 p.m.: Grades 1-3 Classroom Teacher Presentations
6:00 to 6:30 p.m.: General meeting #2 in the MPR with Mrs. Flores, Foundation, & PTA
6:35 to 7:15 p.m.: Grades 4-6 Classroom Teacher Presentations
(Parents/Guardians should choose one General Meeting to attend in the MPR.)
We understand that sometimes schedules don’t align. If you know you’re unable to attend, please reach out to your child’s teacher ahead of time so that they are aware and can follow up with you with the materials following the meetings on September 7.
Our Newest Mural Located in our PreK/Kinder Playground Area
Parking Lot Reminders and Traffic Updates
Thank you for your cooperation to help us ensure everyone’s safety and to expedite our dismissal procedures.
Please plan on entering the Gate 2 line only from the middle turn lane on Arlington.
Meet your child on the sidewalk or within your car in the carpool lane. Do not have your child run across the carpool lanes to enter your car.
Continue to pull forward so that we may load as many children into their cars, as quickly as possible.
During dismissal, it is a right turn only out of the Gate 1 and 2 parking lots. We have a lot of students who need to get home or get to practice. Thank you for your cooperation, so that everyone may exit quickly and safely along a very busy street.
Join us as we give a "Staff Shout Out!"
This month we are shining a special Spotlight on some of our staff members who serve multiple roles on our campus. One of those roles being Student Supervision Assistants. These dedicated professionals provide positive feedback, reinforce playground behavior expectations, help open countless milk containers, handout bandaids, and serve as patient listeners to those who need to report or share something on the playground. They help keep our students safe and do not get nearly the recognition they deserve. When you see them around, please help me by telling them “Thank you” for all that they do, as we are so grateful for this team.
Thursday, September 1: PTA Membership Drive Officially Starts!
$6 ~ Student Memberships
$10 ~ Adult Memberships
Class contest ends September 30 with the top 3 classes receiving prizes!
Join today by visiting this link.
Thursday, September 1: Foundation's Big Bucks for Ducks Fall Fundraising Begins!
Our easiest and biggest fundraiser begins today! The Foundation makes a significant impact on the educational experiences for Davis students. Make your donation here or by visiting the foundation's website. Additional information will be shared at BTSN or feel free to email the board at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Monday, September 5: No School ~ Labor Day
Wednesday, September 7: Back-To-School Night
Please plan on attending Back-To-School Night the evening of Wednesday, September 7. This is an adult-only event. Thank you for your cooperation in making childcare arrangements for this very important meeting.
Thursday, September 8: PTA Lunch Recess Art for students in Grades 1-6.
All students in grades 1-6 will be invited into the MPR during their lunch recess to create art projects. Lunch Art is scheduled for once a month. All supplies and materials will be provided courtesy of the PTA. Art is an essential part of STEAM!
Friday, September 9: PTA General Meeting
Join Mrs. Flores and the PTA Board right after flag deck to hear about events and programs offered on our campus. Learn about upcoming opportunities and how to support your child's school.
Saturday, September 17: Co-Hosted Foundation and PTA Davis Family Beach Party
Kick off the year at our annual Beach Party! This is a fun family event. Pizza, snacks, and drinks provided, while supplies last.
Wednesday, September 21: PTA Family Dine-out at Crack Shack.
Plan to dine-in or order out from The Crack Shack this evening and be sure to tell them you're with Davis.
Week of Monday, September 26: Goal Setting Conference Week, Early Dismissal, and Book Fair
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - Early Dismissal for all K-6 Students at 1:20 p.m.
- NO School for students on Wednesday, September 28.
- PTA Scholastic Book Fair in Room 3
Thursday, October 6: School Picture Day
We Love Our Volunteers!
We greatly depend on our volunteers and hope that you will consider volunteering on our campus. There are multiple opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
All volunteers must do the following:
All details involved in NMUSD’s volunteer process may be found on the District’s website.
Using our RULER Mood Meter to Identify and Talk about our Feelings
Developing our Neurons and Growth Mindset
Participating in a Class Community Circle
Parent Organizations Update
We are grateful for the strong, positive support from our parent community. If you are not already involved, I encourage you to find a way that meets your availability to connect with one, or all, of our parent organizations. Thank you SO much to the parent leaders who are already involved and contributing to our community.
The Davis Magnet School Education Foundation provides important financial support for our students and staff. We are grateful for all of our donations as they have made a significant difference across our campus. Donations directly impacted our students with the following:
- Hourly Support Teacher
- Instructional Assistant
- Software utilized by all students in grades K-6
- New stage microphones in our MPR
- Murals across our campus
- STEM Bins
- STEAM Lab materials
- Field Trips
- Robotics equipment
- Guest Speakers such as University Professors who lead our 4th & 6th grade students in eyeball and heart dissections
- Science materials
- Art supplies for classroom projects
- Create-A-Skate Project Materials
- Book sets for novel studies and book clubs
- Library books
- Gardening supplies
- Playground games and equipment
If you have questions or want to learn more about how you can get involved by supporting our foundation, send an email to email@example.com. All donations may easily be made here.
Davis PTA is run by volunteering parents and grandparents. We organize and host fundraiser events throughout the school year to raise monies for Davis Magnet School. Davis PTA uses those monies to help support, fund and host many programs & events like:
- Field Trips for all grade levels
- Classroom Supplies for all classes
- Art Masters for all grade levels
- Assemblies for all grade levels
- Band/Choir/Music Supports for all grades
- Walk-throughs - 4th, 5th & 6th Grade
- Library Needs & Support
- Campus Beautification
- Reflections Art Program
- Eco/Recycling Team
- School Garden
- Science Needs & support
- Technology support
- Enrichment programs
- Book Fairs (Fall & Spring)
- Halloween Trunk or Treat
- Roller Skating Nights
- Staff Appreciation Week
- Family Craft Night
- Family Movie Nights
- Family Spring Dance
- Family Dine-Outs
- 6th Grade Promotion
- Red Ribbon Week
- School Musical
- Talent Show
- And so much more!
If you’re interested in joining our PTA Board, or helping at events or programs next year, let us know! Flyers with volunteer opportunities and info will also be sent home the first week of school.
PTA’s Website: www.DavisMagnetPTA.com
PTA’s Email: DavisMagnetSchoolPTA@gmail.com
PTA’s Instagram: DavisMagnetPTA
The generous donations help to enrich and support the education of all of our students. Thank you for your continued support. You make a difference by supporting both our Foundation and PTA.
School Site Council:
We have a wonderful group of parents, teachers, and staff who serve on our School Site Council. I look forward to collaborating with them this year to support our community. Stay tuned for more information.
English Language Advisory Council (ELAC)
Our ELAC meets throughout the year to discuss supports and resources for our English Language Learners. More information will follow with exact meeting times.
The Davis Magnet School Five Core Values
At Davis Magnet School, we have Five Core Values while also expecting our students to demonstrate integrity, leadership, and responsibility. Every day students will be provided opportunities to learn and model these values. As adults, we frequently have conversations about modeling, teaching, and supporting the Core Values. Consistent and clear communication is important. Every classroom contains a Behavior Matrix that is regularly referenced. Set your child up for success by reviewing the matrix and brainstorm what these expectations look like and sound like on our campus.