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Principal Message Week of September 18, 2022

Good afternoon Davis Drive Elementary families,

First, I need to thank all the families that came out to our campus last weekend to help beautify it. Thank you for your hard work!  I’m so excited that our 3rd-5th graders are helping our environment by composting in the cafeteria! Our PTA has helped support the program by funding Compost Now for our school needs. Students are learning how decreasing our trash helps the environment. As we kick off this program we could use some parent volunteers to help us monitor the sorting process. See details below. 



School Picture Day is October 13th 2022!! 

Back to School Night October 12th- K, 3, 4 and October 13th 1, 2, 5



  1. Transportation Changes: All transportation changes must be reported by 1:15pm on the day of the change. Please do not text or email the teacher. To make a transportation change you must call the Front Office at 919-387-2130. 

  2. Early Dismissal: All students who need to be dismissed early from school for an appointment or similar must be picked up by 1:30pm. 

  3. Late Arrivals to School: If your child(ren) arrives at school after 7:45am a parent/guardian must walk them into the school to sign them in. Please do not drop your child off and let them walk in the door alone. 

More information about these policies can be found in the Davis Drive Elementary Student/Parent Handbook. 



Would you like to help the planet in 30 minutes right from DDE? Please consider helping children navigate composting. Training is available for all volunteers! View the sign-up here. Please contact Jessie at with your questions!


WRAL Viewers Choice Awards:  

The nominations for WRAL Viewers Choice Awards are open. Last year Davis Drive Elementary won in the category of best elementary school and our first grade teacher Mrs. Long won in the category of best teacher. How the process works is that the top 5 vote getters in nomination categories become the entries that get voted on in October. You can submit one nomination per category per day through Oct. 9 on  


PTA News - Week of September 18th 

  1. Save the Date!! September 24th 9-11am Come Play with us! Join us at DDE’s Annual Grade Level Socials! This year we are trying something new: The Costume Sale - All the details → click here

  2. The Great Dolphin Clean Out -The PTA is collecting donations to be given to teachers and staff to use in their classroom for direct instruction with your child. Donation Drop Off Information can be found here! Thank you for your generosity.

  3. Spirit Wear & Swag - Order yours today! Click here: Check your students backpack for your order. Allow 2-4 days for delivery once the order is placed.

  4. Join your fellow Davis Drive Elementary School friends and family as we cheer on NCFC as they take on the Chattanooga Red Wolves on Saturday, October 8th at 7:00pm. $5 from every ticket purchased will be donated back to the Davis Drive Elementary PTA. Purchase your tickets today to be entered into a raffle to participate in on field experiences before the game (more details to come), access our on-field pre-game fan tunnel, get a halftime group photo on the field, a scoreboard welcome message and be seated with the group! Purchase here

  5. JOIN the PTA & DONATE to the THRIVE DRIVE!! Help us reach our goal of 400 members! Your generosity helps our School Community glow and grow in new and amazing ways! 


Depending on lunch time for grade levels, your child may have  snack time during the day. We ask that parents provide a healthy snack and water for their students. If you need help providing a snack for your student or wish to donate snacks to help other students, please contact the counselors.

  • Andrea Coucoulas Knight (Grade K, 2, 4): or 919-387-2130 ext. 21985

  • Paige Everson (Grades 1, 3, 5): or 919-387-2130 ext. 21988