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Principal Message Week of November 6, 2022

Good afternoon Davis Drive Elementary families, 

 

I hope you all are getting to enjoy this burst of warmer weather this weekend! Please check out www.wral.com/vcas  to vote for Davis Drive Elementary in the Voter’s Choice Awards! Voting is open until Nov 20th. We also have staff members who are up for some awards as well, including DDMS that is up for an award so check out the whole Education section. Tell your friends and families to vote as well!  See below for important dates for November. 




The Scholastic Book Fair
Shopping opportunities include:

  • Grand Opening Family Shopping: Thursday, November 10th from 1-3pm

  • Family Night: Tuesday, November 15th from 4-7pm

  • Student In-School Shopping: Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th

  • Pre-registered Family Shopping: Thursday, November 17th from 7-7:45am

  • Shop school’s Online Book Fair (11/9-11/22). All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. 

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:



Looking Ahead at the WCPSS Calendar 

Please be aware of upcoming Early Release Days,Teacher Work Days and Holidays. Mark your calendars! 

  • November 8th - Calendar Out Day / No School 

  • November 10th - Early Release Day

    • DDE will dismiss at 12:15pm

    • All Transportation Changes must be made by 11:15am 

    • Early Dismissals on this day must be picked up at 11:30am 

  • November 11th - Veterans Day / No School / Holiday

  • November 23rd, 24th, 25th - Thanksgiving Holiday / No School / Holiday

  • December 5th - Early Release Day  

    • DDE will dismiss at 12:15pm

    • All Transportation Changes must be made by 11:15am 

    • Early Dismissals on this day must be picked up at 11:30am 

Morning Drop Off

As a reminder from the Parent Handbook, all students who arrive after 7:45 must be walked in by their parents to check in at the Main Office.  Staff in both carpool lines will begin passing out pink Tardy slips at 7:44 as students just walking into the building at that time will not physically be in their classrooms by the 7:45 bell.  Carpool staff will return to instructional duties at 7:45 and will not be outside to monitor late students.  

 

All students and parents must remain inside vehicles during morning drop off and afternoon pick up for safety.  No cars should be parked in the upper lot or dropping off students to walk to the building from anywhere than the designated carpool loops.  Remaining in your vehicle with students ready to exit will make the carpool loops the most efficient in the morning.  Thank you for your adhering to these safety and efficiency guidelines.  

 

Visitor/Volunteer Opportunities in our School! 

Book Fair

It's time for the annual BOOK FAIR!! Please consider helping us with this wonderful event! daytime and nighttime opportunity Please find the sign up here! 

 

Composting

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 VPDDEPTA@gmail.com with your questions!

 

Fitness testing 

Fitness testing will take place from 11/30 - 12/09 in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. We need multiple parents to help our PE teacher, Mr. G, with this annual event. Please find the Sign Up HERE!

 

 

PTA News - Week of November 6th

  1. Save the Date: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night - November 16th 5:00-8:00pm! Tell the cashier you are with DDE to make your donation count! 

  2. Let the PTA help you with your Holiday Shopping! Check out the Holiday Shopping Guide 

  3. The Book Fair will take place November 10th-17th with an array of options for your shopping convenience. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping. Please consider helping us with this wonderful event! Daytime and nighttime opportunities Please find the sign up here! 

  4. Help us stock the Staff Lounge - Find the Sign Up here

 

Art to Remember:

 

Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. There are over 60 products and many are less than $15. These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link below and enter the online order code shown on your child's order form or to search for your child's artwork. Then, have fun shopping!

 

https://arttoremember.com/school/E34ET6