Happy Holidays to each of your families. We are so fortunate to be in a community that blends many traditions during this time. This is also a great time for teaching our students how to be kind, show compassion, and be generous to others. Too often, we go about our daily lives forgetting about how truly fortunate we are.
Lastly, on behalf of the DCPHW staff, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
Please be sure to read through the newsletter in its entirety.
IREADY WINTER DIAGNOSTIC
Our Winter IREADY Diagnostic is here.
Beginning December 5-December 23rd, students will begin to take their winter IREADY diagnostic in both reading and math. It is imperative your student is present- our goal is to test 100% of our students.
Curious about what the IREADY Diagnostic assesses, please review this guide:
SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY
Research suggests that young people who spend more than 2 hours per day on social media are more likely to report poor mental health. The use of social media increases the likelihood that your child will be exposed to cyberbullying.
Tips to support Social Media Safety:
1. Make sure to monitor your child’s social media profiles.
2. Check his/her phones regularly for texts and posts.
3. Monitor your child’s contacts
4. Control your child’s device to ensure they don’t have access 24/7.
5. You are a role model, be sure to show your child how to use social media appropriately.
**Tech Tip: How to turn off group texts
- Go to settings app on your Apple Device
- Select Messages
- Scroll to SMS/MMS section and disable group messaging
Below is an article on how to teach your child to be smart on social media.
K-5 HOLIDAY CONCERT
Please mark your calendars, our K-5 students will have a holiday concert on Tuesday, December 20th at 2:15 pm. Be on the lookout for more information!
A DISTINCTIVE DECEMBER TO REMEMBER
Please see our calendar for our activities/spirit days as we countdown to winter break: We would love to see 100% participation
We would like to SHOUT OUT all of our K-8 students who received an award at our Q1 Honors Assembly. Q2 is quickly coming to an end, be sure to check with your child's teacher on their progress on their grades, behavior, and attendance. We would like to see even more students celebrated at our Q2 assembly.
LIL' SHOPPER'S SHOPPE
Students will be able to do holiday shopping for their families from December 13-16. Be on the lookout for your child's shopping guide and flyer.
Monday, December 5-23: IREADY Diagnostic Window
Thursday, December 8: Picture Retake Day
Thursday, December 8-23: A Distinctive December to Remember
Tuesday, December 13th: PTO Meeting
Tuesday, December 13th: Dads and Donuts
December 13-16:Lil' Shopper's Shoppe
Thursday, December 15th: Q2 Progress Reports Sent Home
Tuesday, December 20th: K-5 Holiday Concert
Friday, December 23rd: 1:00pm Dismissal
Monday, December 26-January 6th: Christmas Break
January 9th: No School for students
January 10: Classes Resume