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Principal Message Week of November 20, 2022

Hello Davis Drive Elementary families,


Only a few days until Thanksgiving Break. I hope you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends over this holiday. I am thankful for your children each and every day. Not a day goes by that they do not bring a smile to my face  :) 

Thank you to the many people who have filled out the gratitude form since last week. If you have not done so, please take a few minutes 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 TODAY! (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! 

PTA News - Week of November 20th

  1. We are thankful for our teachers all year-long.

At Thanksgiving, we show them our gratitude with delicious PIE! This year, we have made it even easier for you to gift a pie

Our lovely local downtown Cary bakery - Once in a Blue Moon - will fill all of our pie orders. Teachers have placed their orders and the bakery will deliver pies to the school on November 22.  

To purchase pie(s), please do so by November 21, using this link:




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


The Scholastic Book Fair
Our In-Person Book Fair was a smashing success!! 

A HUGE Thank you goes out to our Book Fair Volunteers! 

Parents - still wanting to shop or fill some holiday wish lists?! 

You can shop online until November 22nd! 

Click here to shop online: Book Fair homepage

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! 


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!