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December 9, 2022 Friday Message

December 9, 2022 Friday Message

Dear Families,

It’s Quest Elective Registration Time for Grades 2-5

Families of students in grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th will need to click the link to a letter below to complete Quest Elective Registration for 2nd Semester. This is a new process we have created for Quest selections and we want our families to be involved. Please take time to listen to the video embedded in the letter below to walk you through the process for supporting your child(ren) making their Quest selections for 2nd Semester. Please only complete one form per child. Deadline to complete Quest Selections is Monday, January 9th. 

DDMES Quest Electives 2022-23-English Version

DDMES Quest Electives 2022-23 Espanol

Makeup Picture Day- Wednesday, December 14, 2022

All pictures that were ordered from our first picture day were sent home by your child’s teacher this week. Makeup pictures will be taken on Wednesday, December 14 in the morning. Pictures will be taken for any student absent on November 10, any new student that enrolled after November 10, and any student returning a package for retake. Please make sure to return the photo package if you are wanting a retake. 

Toys and Pokemon Cards

Please make sure your child is not bringing toys or Pokemon cards to school unless it is for a special day that the classroom teacher has communicated to families. Any toys or Pokemon cards brought to school will be collected by the classroom teacher for parent pickup. 

Parents/Families of Dillard Middle Students

Please pick up all Middle School students at the Middle school. Middle school students are not allowed to walk over to Dillard Elementary to get in their parents’ cars. This is for the safety and security of our elementary students. 


HOLIDAY GIFT PICKUPDillard Drive families who filled out the link online to receive holiday gift assistance, a flyer with pickup information will go home next week with one of your children. It will include your assigned family number. Please bring the form with you to pickup on Sunday, December 18th between 3:00-4:00pm. You will drive up to the front of the school building and we will put your gifts directly in the car! Happy Holidays!


Positivity Project Trait of the week of 12/12: Self-Control

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Self-Control. Self-control means you can control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Possessing this strength protects people from destabilizing emotional extremes. Those with self-control can limit impulsive behavior. They are able to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised. Self-control does not mean a lack of thoughts, feelings, or impulses; it just means you have command over them.

A group’s ability to demonstrate self-control often appears in the form of “self-monitoring.” This means the individuals demonstrate honesty with one another about successful group practices. When things are unsuccessful, group members can adjust roles in the interest of overall group success. 

To practice and encourage the character strength of self-control with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Enjoy your weekend! ~Dr. Sykes



  • Dec. 14th-Picture Make Up Day
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