Disney Digest 2023-2024

October 23, 2023

Notes from Dr. Elliott


Happy Fall everyone! First, I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Color Fun-raiser. I think postponing the event worked out perfectly. We ended up with some beautiful weather and still a wonderful parent support showing. Thank you so much for sharing this event and making this event memorable for all.

AM Car Line

Another thank you to the parents who have demonstrated cooperation with car line in the morning and walking your students in when running behind. Please continue to partner with us by abiding by the car line system. We have had staff come early to make the car line work more efficiently for you. We ask that you abide with the same courtesy by following the system. We are role models for our children. When we show our children that rules do not apply to us, we are modeling those expectations for our children. Please remember:

  • Do not enter car line from the west of Bates. ONLY Enter from Redrex and circle around coming from the EAST. We do not have a merging system in the morning.
  • Do not utilize the bus line prior to 7:20. After 7:20, the bus line is used for late drop off.

Attendance Update

We are currently in 4th place in the district within hundredths of a percent from moving up. If we are successful in reaching this number, our students will have a school wide party. In that same respect, we do also honor that students can become ill. Please respect the 24 hour fever free and vomit free policy. We want your child and all children to be at their Dolphin Best.

Seminole-Disney Spooktacular

Finally, please join us on Sunday, October 29th from 5-7:30 for a Spooktacular event with our community partners, Seminole Baptist. We look forward to seeing you there.

Your partner in education,

Dr. Lori Elliott

Disney Principal


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We have a no hat policy here at Disney. This includes not wearing hoods, beanies, and sock hats during the school day inside the building. Special days for wearing hats will occur throughout the school year. Students are allowed to wear hats during recess for warmth.
Please send a water bottle to school every day with your a name on the water bottle. Please only send water. No soda. If you bring your child lunch, please leave the soda in the lunch room. Soda may not go back to the classroom.

Parents as Teachers Story Time

What: Story Time for Kids that are not yet in Kindergarten:

Where: The Disney Library

When: October 27th @ 9:00 a.m.

This is a great time for pre-K students to start learn/practice learning in a school setting. Our PAT representative is amazing and so dedicated to helping families get started for the school years! We can't wait to see you there!

Disney Fall Snack Drive

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Trick-or-Treat at The Fremont!

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Guest Readers

You are invited to read to your to a class at Disney! All you have to do is bring your favorite picture book(school appropriate, of course) and come in ready to be famous for the day! We have a separate sign-up for each grade level. Please only sign-up for one slot per grade level to give all volunteers an opportunity to read. If the sign-up is still open the night before and you have already read, please feel free to sign-up. Thank you for investing time in our Disney Dolphins!

Kindergarten Sign-Up

First Grade Sign-Up

Second Grade Sign-Up

Third Grade Sign-Up

Fourth Grade Sign-Up

Fifth Grade Sign-Up

A Note from the Counselor

Disney Families,

I am so grateful that it is finally starting to feel like fall! The counseling department has been busy this year with over 250 visits/interventions from the school counselors so far, as well as over 50 classroom counseling lessons!

This school year, we have already learned a lot in counseling lessons including emotion identification, empathy, how emotions and the brain are connected, and kindness. In the upcoming months we will be continuing some of these topics, as well as providing lessons around Healthy vs. Unhealthy choices right around Halloween time. In the upper grades, we will soon be discussing bullying and problem-solving. I look forward to helping your students grow socio-emotionally!

Please feel free to reach out to myself or Linda Cox if you have any questions or concerns!


Heather Moore, NCC

Disney Elementary- School Counselor

Upcoming Events


If you are able to volunteer to help, please sign-up here!
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Attendance Celebrations

Pod Color Mondays

Every Monday, wear your Pod Color to earn 1 point for your pod!
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Important Dates

October 23-27: Parent/Teacher Conference Week

October 23-Nov. 3: Fall Snack Drive

October 25: PTA Reflections Entries Due

October 27 @9: Parents as Teachers Story Time

October 29@ 5:00-7:30 Disney Spooktacular

November 6-7: No School

November 13-17 Kindness Counts! Week

November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break