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Principal Message Week of November 13, 2022

Hello Davis Drive Elementary families,

During the month of November, DDE staff and students reflect on what we are grateful for.  We would love to hear from our valued families and greater educational community about what and who you are grateful for at Davis Drive Elementary School. 


Please take a brief moment to express your gratitude to our amazing staff.  Your words of appreciation  make a great impact on our school culture and climate.  I will compile all responses and share them with the staff on November 22nd before they leave for the break. Thank you! 

WRAL Voter’s Choice Awards:

Please check out  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! 

The Scholastic Book Fair
You’re invited to Family Night at the Book Fair! 

Join us from 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, November 15th. 


Other Shopping opportunities include:

  • 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 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 

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! 



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!


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 13th

  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! 

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