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Principal Message Week of September 25 2022

Good afternoon Davis Drive Elementary families, 


I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather we are having!  It was so wonderful to see so many families out on a Saturday for our Grade Level Socials. Smiling children, connecting with old friends and making new ones is one of the things that make Davis Drive Elem. so special. Lots of good information below on upcoming events and needs. 



Monday, September 26 is a teacher workday, no school for students.


Picture Day is October 13th! New this year: Opt-In Updates

All parents can opt-in to receive updates via email regarding their child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school. OPT-IN HERE!




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 


PTA News - Week of September 25th 

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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! 



The Main Event of the Year | Save the Dates

Davis Drive Elementary families!

We are excited to kick off our Davis Drive Elementary Fun Run fundraiser on 10/17/2022. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for project TLC, focusing on outdoor learning, playground upgrades and technology and to strengthen our school community.  


Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning and we need YOUR HELP registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family.


Mark your calendars for the Davis Drive Elementary Fun Run fundraiser kicking off soon!


Key dates to remember: 

●  REGISTRATION OPENS - 10/03/2022

      Register on MYBOOSTER.COM

●  Davis Drive Elementary Fun Run Kick Off - 10/17/2022

●  Event Day - 10/25/2022


We are grateful for our Davis Drive Elementary family! Thank you for your support this year.


Dental Health

Annually, our School Health Dental Hygienist looks for healthy smiles by providing kindergarten dental screenings. Please refer to the WCPSS student/parent handbook. Good dental health is important to a student’s overall well-being and affects a child’s success and performance in the classroom.

Hygienists use a flashlight to provide a quick visual screening of the student’s teeth, unlike a dental exam by a dentist.

During screening, the Dental Hygienist follows all guidelines put forth by the CDC, NC Oral Health Section, and WCPSS for precautions.

A letter with the screening results will be sent in student’s school folder ONLY if your child has questionable or obvious dental needs.

If you have any questions, please contact the school’s dental hygienist, Mary Lou Torbert, RDH, at

919-621-2482 or