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Thursday, March 17, 2016
6:00pm at your local elementary school
Students must be registered in their home school district
For more information, call your local Elementary School or Central Davie:
Cooleemee Elementary - 336.284.2581
Cornatzer Elementary - 336.940.5097
Mocksville Elementary - 336.751.2740
Pinebrook Elementary - 336.998.3868
Shady Grove Elementary - 336.998.4719
William R. Davie Elementary - 336.492.5421
Central Davie - 751-0016
February 1, 2016
Dear Prospective Kindergarten Parents/Guardians:
Welcome to the Davie County Public Schools family! Starting Kindergarten is a major event in your child’s life. Your first introduction to the Davie County Public Schools is a program for parents, Kindergarten Orientation, which will be held at each elementary school on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm. At that time, you will have a chance to learn about all aspects of our kindergarten program.
We are delighted that you have chosen to join our DCS school family. Our schools strive to meet the educational growth of today's students, and provide a positive learning environment for the growth of each student as we prepare for the changing needs of the future. We want to prepare children with the knowledge and skills needed to excel and lead in the 21st Century through a school culture that promotes wellness, academic excellence, curiosity, and creativity.
DCS staff members, in partnership with you, are committed to ensuring that your child is engaged in extraordinary learning opportunities that stir creativity, cultivate thinking, enhance physical and mental well-being and optimize the whole learning experience. It’s about the children, their families and dedicated staff and the community who make our schools special. Enrolling a child in a new school can be overwhelming, but we hope to help ease the transition with the information below.
On March 17th you will meet your kindergarten teachers, administration and support staff. You will have an opportunity to hear about the educational programs offered for your child and sign up for your school’s kindergarten screening. Screening dates are listed below for each school. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a school lunch and tour with your child.
The following documents are required by the state of North Carolina for registration in the school system and we ask that you present this information to your home district elementary school on March 17th.
If you are unable to attend orientation, please call your school after March 17th to schedule a screening time.
School Screening Dates Phone
Cooleemee Elementary April 25 or 26 284-2581
Cornatzer Elementary May 12 940-5097
Mocksville Elementary April 20 751-2740
Pinebrook Elementary April 25 998-3868
Shady Grove Elementary May 5 998-4719
William R. Davie Elementary April 6 or 7 492-5421
We hope you have a smooth transition into our schools and we wish you positive experiences here in DCS as we strive for every child to be successful. If you have any questions about kindergarten enrollment, you can call your local elementary school at the number listed above or Central Davie Education Center at 751-0016.
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
Mrs. Callison and Mrs. Myers’ first grade recently completed a unit on nutrition, exercise and hygiene. The students learned about keeping their bodies healthy and making good food choices. They studied the food guide pyramid and learned about making appropriate choices for healthy, balanced meals. Exercise was also a focus for the class. They learned fun ways to get exercise and the importance of exercise. The students even made predictions about how many jumping jacks, knee raises, windmills, and sit-ups they could do in one minute. Then they had fun testing their predictions to see how accurate they were. They were quite surprised how much exercise they could accomplish in just a few minutes.
The students have also been focusing on fiction and non-fiction. We also studied text features that can be found in texts, especially non-fiction texts. They had fun sorting both characteristics and different books into fiction and non-fiction.
This week in 3rd grade we have continued our study of main idea with the story Penguin Chick. We identified the main idea and found supporting details throughout the text. In math we have continue our practice with Order of Operations. We have watched the PEMDAS rap to help us remember the order we should solve equations. We have also practiced solving 2-step word problems. On Friday, we celebrated Panther Pride Day.
The fourth grade students are reading the novels Lawn Boy and Stone Fox. With these novels, they are focusing on main idea and supporting details. The students are also reviewing character traits and plot. In Social Studies, the fourth graders are learning about North Carolina Statehood and the many changes and improvements that have taken place in education, transportation, and technology in our state.
Students in fifth grade are really looking forward to the Super Bowl and have enjoyed many educational activities that were Super Bowl related. First the students decorated the helmet of the team they thought would win and predicted the final score. Second, the students participated in a Super Bowl Read-a-thon with fifteen minute quarters, a halftime show, and a Super Bowl party to top it off. The students also enjoyed reading about Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. They can't wait for the big game!
In Spanish the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes worked on a unit about the farm. They are learning to name farm animals and practicing color, number, size, and family vocabulary. They’ve seen a few math activities in this unit. Next, they will be learning about foods. The 2nd graders made family trees and presented them to the class. The projects look great in the halls and Spanish room! The 3rd and 4th grade classes studied numbers this month. They are practicing reading and writing the number words and have experienced some math activities too. The 5th grade classes completed a unit on the Spanish alphabet & phonics. They improved their reading, spelling, and translating skills. They made Spanish ABC books. Some of these are in the Spanish class reading center and some will be on display in the office for visitors to enjoy. Several classes have enjoyed crafts and games from Spanish-speaking countries. The 2ndgraders made papel picado, traditional paper-cuttings. The 3rd graders played with pirinolas, tops similar to dreidels. The 4th graders designed Spanish fans. The 5th grade classes created Mayan masks. These projects look handsome on display in the Spanish room and hall. Every student received a newsletter with the vocabulary his or her class learned 2nd quarter. This information is also available on the school website as well. Simply choose the school, then under the “Classrooms” tab select “Spanish”.