Principal Message Week of January 30, 2022
Good afternoon Davis Drive Elementary families,
It looks like we may be in for a bit more snow this weekend. Hopefully we will get enough snow falling to look pretty but not enough to disrupt everyone’s weekend plans (or school on Monday :) I have to say, everyday your children make me smile with the excitement that they have for learning. I have had students excited to tell me what they are learning in the classroom, as well as sharing their own creative projects, writing, and research. Thank you for sharing your children with all of us, here at Davis Drive Elementary!
PTA Top 5
For the week of January 31st
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP VIRTUAL MEETING
Wednesday, February 2nd - 8PM
All DDE families are welcome to attend!
You do not have to be a PTA member to attend this meeting.
- The PTA is planning a COVID-cautious, safe and fun Carnival, to be held on May 7, 2022, from 1pm-5pm. While we are still in the planning stages, it would be helpful if you would participate in this brief survey.
- Yearbook Candids. Share your child’s yearbook candids by uploading them here. These pictures are related to your child’s time at DDE this year.
- WAKE Up and Read! Our school will be a collection site for the annual Book Drive. Start cleaning out your home libraries now! We will collect books for ages birth to 12 years beginning on January 29th. Click here for the details.
- Purchase a vintage DDE Shirt for your valentine - $5 shirts available for purchase in our online store - Each shirt is wrapped like a rose. Click here for details!
- Book your Spring Break and Summer Camp with Over The Moon Play Space. Each week has a different theme, and for all camps booked by February 28th with the code DDEPTA they will donate 10% back to the Davis Drive Elementary PTA! Grab your spots now before they fill up: OverTheMoonPlay.com/summer-camps. More details on our Events Page.
Honor a Teacher Award
Excellence in teaching – we know it when we see it. It can be the teacher who spends extra time with the students who need it most, or the teacher who is creative enough to inspire a real love of learning in a student. Perhaps it’s a teacher who cares enough to be involved with their students beyond the classroom. Whatever their methods, certain teachers make a real impact on students and their learning abilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the great importance of the role that teacher's play in our society.
We would like to recognize one such teacher and we need your help. The Cary Chamber of Commerce has been a leader in supporting education in our community through numerous programs and activities. One of the most critical needs of Wake County schools is that of attracting and retaining the best classroom teachers. With the Cary Chamber of Commerce's Honor a Teacher Program we hope to help our school system in meeting that challenge.
Building on the success of the Discovery Award first sponsored by the Ashworth family in 1991, followed by the Clara Knoll Award in 2000 by Barry and DJ Mitsch, the Cary Chamber has secured sponsors to develop a teaching awards program for all schools in the Cary Area.
We are asking our community to nominate teachers for this award. Included with your nomination, please describe why you feel this particular teacher deserves this award. Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, February 25 at 5:00pm. These nominations will then be narrowed down to finalists that will be interviewed by a designated committee.
Here is the link to the nomination form: https://forms.gle/QRM6aunXUTBsKEVY8
Character Strength: Prudence
You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.
Below is the link to additional parent resources to help extend the learning in the classroom to your students' homes.