I would like to personally thank all staff members, parents, students and friends who showed up to represent and support our school on Saturday morning at BB&T Ballpark. We had a great time. I would especially like to thank Ms. Studevent for all her hard work in helping organize the event and getting all the Acts of Kindness Chains to the stadium. Thank you to Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Adkins, Dr. Madison, Ms. Studevent. We would also like to thank Ross' mom. She cheered for our team and was an official Tiger! There were several parents and lots of kids! It was great. Thank you to Amanda for painting our banner. It was the best one there! Bullying is a serious subject and can happen between children, adults, adults and children. We need to stop it and this event helped kids and adults alike to find the right words to say when faced with a bully.
Thank You Spencer!!I can't even begin to tell you all how very proud I am of Spencer Ballus . There are beautiful Arts Cutouts mounted on the wall of our school. They are bright and colorful and advertise that we are an A+ school of the arts! Spencer and his fellow boy-scouts, parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends came out to measure, saw, dig, plant, shovel and on and on for a whole day. The memorial portion of our front yard (dedicated to past Principal Larry Fields) has been beautified with flowers and a gorgeous Butterfly Bench. You could take your classes outside and read to them. Spencer's group also planted a dozen or so Knock-Out Roses throughout our front yard as well as ornamental grasses. There were also other surprises. We are truly blessed to have this gift come our way. It is all about RELATIONSHIPS:) When Spencer proposed a project to several schools, I was the only response he received. We are so very fortunate to have Spencer, his family, friends and a group of boy scouts who want to help their community. We could have never afforded this on our own. The Greek Dinner Fundraiser he planned and executed paid for all of the work. I am so proud, and I know you are proud, as are our families of this beautification. It would be wonderful to do thank you notes from the children. Spencer and his friends kept asking me, Do you think they will like it?Mrs. Linda Wright's class has already done some and they are so cute. Spencer will be returning to Diggs-Latham to present us with money that was actually left over from the project. I have called Kim Underwood and he will be doing a story on Spencer. Go Spencer!
Hanes Brands sent about 30 people to us a few weeks ago to plant, weed, organize, and beautify our gardens. We are so fortunate. The mums and violas are beautiful. They also worked in the vegetable garden and cleaned all the old blinds out of the old green square metal container by the garden. We now have a locked container in which to store garden supplies. They even found the time to work in the Media Center for a bit. Great things are happening at DL inside and out!
Thank you to Mrs. Pubantz, all of our Kindergarten teachers, assistants, PRTs, teachers and coordinators who participated in giving the ITBS Test and all that it entails. Thank you for your patience if you lost a PRT for intervention. It is a huge job and it takes a lot of people to pull it off. It is very hard to keep kindergartners still and focused. We appreciate you all. Now...on to the CoGat.
It Takes A Village Kicks Off-
Wow, I was so excited to see our parents learning alongside their children last Wednesday afternoon. The tutoring program taught by UNCG Interns is very successful. The students were really engaged and motivated to work hard. Thank you to everyone who helped identify the students who will participate for the next 6 weeks. Thank you Barbie, you were an instrumental liaison as always:)
Our school is a buzz with learning. Whats happening inside truly reflects common core standards being taught. Now, we need to move the learning to the outside walls as well. Visitors to our building need to feel the spark we all feel. We don't want to miss an opportunity to share knowledge. It is time for your Bulletin Boards to change (remember they should be changed every month). We want students, visitors, volunteers, parents, etc.. to see a reflection of what is being taught in the classrooms. Have a talk with your kids about respecting what is on the boards. Make your boards/work samples, etc.. match what you are doing in the classroom. Put the standard it matches on the board as well. Put thought into what you display. Your boards should have student work presented. Kids will get excited when their work is out there. I have seen some incredible boards and work posted, but we need to step it up a bit. Last week I was able to put some comments on a board in which the children did some writing. I want to do that throughout the school. I will be sending you some samples and information about expectations. Thank you for getting on board and bringing the learning outside into the halls and foyers. We will send out another Bulletin Board Assignment sheet in case you need it.
Candle Tea- Home Moravian
It is almost that time again and Home Moravian needs volunteers for Candle Tea. If you would like to participate and learn to make candles, be a hostess, sell candles, work in the kitchen, etc.. let me know asap. They are making the schedule now. Home Moravian is always there for us. It is important we give back too:)
Week at a Glance...
- Administrative Observations and Star 3 Observations will begin this week.
- OSTE Mtg. 3:15
- CoGat window opens for us 10-15/16/17
- It Take A Village Tutoring on Wednesday at 2:40
- Jaymie Almaguer has a birthday on the 13th and Lisa O'Brien has a birthday on the 15th
- Please give to United Way. We want 100% participation, no amount is too small. (Let's get Dr. Emory out here to cook dinner for us:) We can do it.
- Picture Day the 22nd of October
- Fall Festival right around the corner, it is a week from Friday!
- Please remember to plan for Nov. 4th. Our LTM and all grade level meetings will be a training with Robin Varga on RTi.
- READ BELOW........You all are the BEST........
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