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DDE Principal's Message for Week of June 2, 2019

Hello Davis Drive Elementary School Families.  We have seven school days remaining in this school year and we want your child to attend until the end of the school year.  It has been an incredible year of learning for all of us.  As we approach the summer months we want to extend a word of thanks for sharing your children with us and allowing us an opportunity to be involved in your child’s education.   We are all learners for a lifetime and we continue to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.  A very special thanks is extended to our students for their hard work.  Our recent End of Grade testing was very well organized and our students demonstrated excellent strategies in taking the tests.  We have a few make-up tests to be given this next week.  Results for the tests will not be available immediately and parents and our school will received scores later in the summer.  I assure our families that our staff truly loves their work and it has been a pleasure to work with you and your children.  Our PTA leadership is amazing and dedicated to our school.  While the summer is almost here, we expect our students to continue learning through reading, recreation, summer camps, travel, and spending time with family.  I cannot emphasize enough the value of reading over the summer and being involved in solving real life academic skills for all subject areas.  Be sure to maintain healthy life styles and look for experiences involving the arts.  I may from time to time send messages to families in the summer, but I wanted to be sure to extend a thank you to all for an incredible school year. 


Speaking of reading, our PTA has arranged for a year in Buy One Get One Book Fair


The BoGo book fair is this coming week, from Tuesday to Friday. Look for information that came home, and if you'd like to help, please sign up at 

Details below: 


  • When: June 4, 7:15am-3:30pm
  • June 5, 7:15am-3:00pm
  • June 6, 7:15am-3:00pm and 5-7 pm
  • June 7, 7:15 am-noon
  • Where: DDE Media Center
  • Why: Stock up on books for the summer! This is not a fundraiser, just a fun opportunity.

Have you heard about Scholastic E-Wallet? You can create an account on the book fair webpage and set an allowance for your child to spend at the book fair without having to bring cash or a check to school (though we will also be accepting cash, checks and credit cards).

More information at:


One other note:  A nice piece of engraved jewelry was found near our cafeteria entrance.  If you are missing this item, please call the school or drop by and identify the engraving.  We want to get this item back to the owner. 


A message from our PTA: 

Last General Membership Meeting of the Year
Please join us this Tuesday, June 4th at 2:45 pm for the last general membership meeting of the school year. 

We will vote on the board positions and the budget for the upcoming school year. 

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of officers for the 2019/2020 school year.  

  • President: Jennifer Love
  • Vice President: Lauren Gray
  • Vice President:: Elizabeth McCuiston
  • Vice President: Jaqueline Umbra
  • Treasurer: Amy Kandilov
  • Secretary: Sherry Porto

 We will also provide some light refreshments to appreciate our wonderful volunteers who make everything possible.


During the summer break some of our administrative staff continues to work.  However, we are frequently involved in off-campus meetings, some vacation days, and other activities that may take us away from the office.  Should you have a need to talk with us, we suggest that you call before coming to ensure that we can be responsive to your needs. 


Details about upcoming events can be found at