Congratulations go out to our children who completed their MAP tests this past Thursday. I am very proud of our students; they took their time and really worked to do their very best. Your support and encouragement from home was a huge help.
On October 3rd, we will have our first Community Time. This will happen at 8:00 am in the school foyer. A great way for students to learn is through a sharing of their learning. At Community Time, parents provide the audience for children to share a piece of learning that has occurred in their classroom over the last few weeks.
Following the Community Time, we will regroup in the Library for our Parent Tea.
Parents who attend the Parent Tea, will immediately receive a copy of their child’s MAP results. The agenda for the meeting will include an overview of the MAP test, an explanation as to how to interpret the results, a summary of our school’s overall results, as well as information for parents on how we as a school will use the results. If you are unable to attend the parent tea, your child’s results will be sent home that day.
All parents are invited to meet with their child’s homeroom teacher or with me to talk specifically about their child’s results.
September 26th looks to be a big day for the students at DAIS. Sixth Grade is sponsoring a DAIS Spirit Day and calling for all students to come in pajamas. It’s called ‘PJ & Stuffy Day’ so don’t forget to bring along your favorite stuffed animal. At lunch on the same day, DAIS parents are sponsoring the first Friday Brown Bag Lunch. This will be held in the Upstairs Clubhouse room. Lunch will be followed by playtime in the Gym. Everyone is invited.
Last, but not least, if you go to special event on the DAIS web site, you can find photos of last weekend’s “Welcome Back BBQ”. The students, the teachers and I would like to give our thanks to Michelle Brannen and her committee for organizing a fun filled afternoon. Special thanks to Marloes Brantjes, Wendy Barrie, Chris Patterson and Jo Rava for organizing the games for the children. The laughter and smiles in the photos indicate that the games were a great success, and the meal was amazing. Thank you for the wonderful party!