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Christmas Tree Treats

We are planning a treat for the last day before break. If you would like to bring something please click the link for sign-up genius. THANK YOU!

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Help support the 5th grade by purchasing handmade crafts and treats this Friday, December 14th! The sale will take place in the upper elementary hallway immediately following lunch. Items will be priced between 25 cents to $2.00. All profits earned will be used to help fund field trips. Thank you for your support!


I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!

First a note from Mrs. Scholten who coordinates the Giving Tree (outside the office):
With today being giving Tuesday, I wanted to thank everyone who has supported the Christian Neighbors Christmas Project and the Giving Tree, by giving gifts to the tree.   For those of you that do not know, these gifts will be brought back to CN next week, so that parents can actually "shop" for their children before Christmas.  I like this idea because parents know their children best, and can truly choose something they know their child would like for Christmas vs. a random gift.
As  a reminder, please note that all gifts are due to the Giving Tree on/before next week Monday, Dec. 3rd.
*The remainder of December will be a non-perishable food and essentials drive.  So if you didn't get a chance to give, there is still time.
Thanks again for your generous support.

The book orders are due tomorrow. I will send out another one this week for December, be…

Book Show and Tell

This Friday our class will have a book sharing day. Students have been so excited to show their favorite books from home. We started off showcasing the books and reading a page or so of many of them. Some students even read to the class. While I find this a fun and worthwhile activity, it is taking up a lot of curriculum time. We had 8 students bring books from home to share today! (What a problem to have, right?!) LOL! So the solution is that we are going to take a few minutes this Friday to have a Book Show and Tell. It might be a good idea to write your family name on it or inside the cover just incase. After book sharing day it would be a good idea to keep most of the books at home. If students are really interesting in bringing a book they may keep it in their desk for times when they finish work early.

Thanks and Happy Reading!

Halloween and Update

It is almost that time of year already! If you are interested in helping with our Halloween party, please follow the link below. Thank you in advance for your help!

Halloween day we will participate in our annual parade through the classrooms and parent viewing is in the gym where TK / K students will be stationed to watch the parade as well. No blood/ gore or weapons are allowed with costumes. Please have your child bring the costume in a bag on Halloween day, we will get ready in the afternoon. Also, if there are parts that you are afraid of losing prior to Trick-Or-Treat they may be left at home. I can't wait to see all of the kids in costume!

Friday is School Store. Students may shop at the School Store after they eat their lunch.

We have finished reading Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl. This week we will be watching the movie in order to compare and contrast it with the book. We will also write opinion pieces about whic…

Hat day / Orange and Blue day

Good morning! Student council is sponsoring a hat day this Friday.  Students can bring $1 and wear a hat to school on Friday.  The money collected will be sent to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Michael relief.  I am sorry for the short notice. Remember every Friday is Orange and Blue day! 

Thursday we have a kickoff assembly for Brainstormers. This is our annual set of assemblies paid for by box tops for Education. The one in the spring is a favorite as it showcases stories written by our own DES students. This assembly will help get us inspired to "Think it Up and Write it Down!" It will start first thing in the morning. So ask your child about it tomorrow. Remember to keep sending in box tops all year to contribute to the success of this experience. 

The little baggies with a note on it yesterday came from the Book Fair. Funds raised will go toward purchasing books for students and our school. 

Thanks, and have a great day!

Club Forms and more

I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful day! Be sure to check your child's backpack if they are interested in signing up for after school clubs. The forms are DUE WEDNESDAY OCT 10! so get them back ASAP.

A new homework page was also sent today. These are due back each Monday. (Send in Tuesday if you forgot, we are all getting into routine.)

Every Friday at DES will be orange and blue day, so students have a chance to show their school spirit each week!