Principal

FEBRUARY 2017
Dear parents, guardians and students,

Wow! Those mighty Patriots have left me speechless after their Super Bowl win. The lesson for us all… never give up even in the face of adversity. Truly an inspirational win for New England.

We have a busy February coming up because we have Winter Vacation
at the end of the month. We celebrate Valentine’s Day with our annual Valentine’s Dance at school. Progress Reports go home this month also.

On Blizzard Bag days it is important for students to complete Blizzard Bag requirements AND bring the completed work in the day after. Bringing in the completed work the day after the snow day is important because that is what the school records as participation. (Students continue to have five more days after the snow day to complete the work in order to receive a completion grade on the report card). 80% participation is critical for the day to count as a school day. That participation is determined the day after the snow day. 

Thank you to parents for your cooperation with our new dismissal car pick up. So far it has worked very well. We will continue to make slight changes to improve the system.

Yours in education,

Chris McCallum

WEEKLY ENEWS | Week 23/40 | FEB 6 - FEB 10, 2017

"Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

News from Education Land

Blizzard Bag reminders. On Blizzard Bag days it is important for students to complete Blizzard Bag requirements AND bring the completed work in the day after. Bringing in the completed work the day after the snow day is important because that is what the school records as participation. (Students continue to have five more days after the snow day to complete the work in order to receive a completion grade on the report card). 80% participation is critical for the day to count as a school day. That participation is determined the day after the snow day. 

Computer Speakers. Do you have any unused speakers from an old computer at home that you could donate to a classroom? Some of the classroom projectors could benefit from the added boost of sound!

Therapy Equipment. Does anyone have old therapy equipment they are looking to get rid of? Therapy balls (the kind you sit on), theraband (that you might have received if you have ever been to PT), and headphones are particularly hot ticket items.  Or, if anyone knows of anybody (a potential eagle scout perhaps?) looking for a community service project, OT is in need of balance boards and t-stools. 

Calendar: What's Happening at DVS This Week?

Monday February 6, 2017

  • (Gr 4S) Our positive thought for today is... I accept myself even though I sometimes make mistakes.
  • Band: Trumpets Music Room 7:45am
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm
  • Ski Club 3-6pm
Tuesday February 7, 2017
  • (Gr 4D) Our positive thought for today is… I accept myself even though I sometimes make mistakes.
  • Chorus: Grade 4 Music Room 7:45am
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm
  • PALS 3-4pm
Wednesday February 8, 2017
  • (Gr 3D) Our positive thought for today is… I accept myself even though I sometimes make mistakes.
  • WEE Deliver 7:45am
  • Band: Saxophone and Percussion 7:45am Music Room
  • Kindergarten Story Time with the Derry Public Library (9:30am KG, 10am KD, 12:30pm KG)
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm
  • Destination Imagination Practice 3pm
  • PTA Meeting 6:30pm
Thursday February 9, 2017
  • (Gr 3C) Our positive thought for today is… I accept myself even though I sometimes make mistakes.
  • Dental Program in classrooms
  • Chorus: Grade 5 Music Room 7:45am
  • Title 1 Math Tutoring 3pm
  • Destination Imagination Practice 3pm
Friday February 10, 2017
  • (Gr 3W) Today’s saying is: Feel like a million dollars. When you feel great, you feel like a million dollars!
  • Progress Reports go home
  • Dental Program in classrooms
  • Band: Flutes and Clarinets 7:45am Music Room
  • Band: Percussion (recess)
  • School Store 8:20am
  • Destination Imagination Practice 3pm
  • PTA Valentine's Dance 6:30pm

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